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      11-25-2008, 08:59 PM   #23
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Review looks nice. Wasn't Nissan's goal to be in direct competition with Porsche with their performance lineup of cars? What happened?
Since this is nissan's entry level coupe, it looks like it would compare to a boxer S or a Cayman S. Unless you look at the Sentra SER as the entry "sports" car.
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      11-25-2008, 09:50 PM   #24
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Since this is nissan's entry level coupe, it looks like it would compare to a boxer S or a Cayman S. Unless you look at the Sentra SER as the entry "sports" car.
It has similar straight line numbers as the CaymanS/BoxsterS. Not sure how it will compare on a track but it looks like it will be close (when looking at the skid pad and braking numbers).... Interesting.
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am i the only one that thinks it's sin ugly?

related but unrelated, i had a friend that had a 350z, it was such a rattlebox. i imagine that a 370z will be as much of a rattlebox as the 350 will eventually.
It has its good angles/bad angles. . .more bad angles then good ones though.
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      11-25-2008, 10:06 PM   #26
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am i the only one that thinks it's sin ugly?

related but unrelated, i had a friend that had a 350z, it was such a rattlebox. i imagine that a 370z will be as much of a rattlebox as the 350 will eventually.
It's a mixed bag. And I dunno how you can make an assumption like that.
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      11-25-2008, 10:13 PM   #27
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I had a 350Z and it never rattled, or gave me other significant problems for that matter, save for the driver's window. Most of the noise in my car came from wider front tires and worn pillowball joints from my coilovers.

I wish they did a mild, evolutionary change to the looks. The new Z gets more bizarre every time I see it.
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      11-25-2008, 10:56 PM   #28
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Looks aside, as they're subjective, it's tough to argue that it's quite a bang-for-the-buck performance-wise.
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      11-25-2008, 11:10 PM   #29
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A stage 2 370Z will have 360hp and weigh 10% less than a 335i. I wouldn't get too cocky just yet.
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      11-25-2008, 11:29 PM   #30
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I like this car less each time I read or see something new on it.
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      11-25-2008, 11:52 PM   #31
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A stage 2 370Z will have 360hp and weigh 10% less than a 335i. I wouldn't get too cocky just yet.
well a stage 2 335 makes more power and a lot more torque than the stage 2 370 which makes up for the extra weight.
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      11-26-2008, 01:01 AM   #32
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A stage 2 370Z will have 360hp and weigh 10% less than a 335i. I wouldn't get too cocky just yet.
and a stage 2 135 makes the same power as the stage 2 335 and weighs nearly the same as that 370

The only thing I'm jealous about is the LSD

I think Nissan's doing a great job on the performance department for this car, just the looks takes some getting used to. I'd love to pick up one of these maybe 2-3 yrs down the line used, assuming I can find one where it hasn't been beat on hard (nearly impossible with old 350Zs).
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      11-26-2008, 01:16 AM   #33
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I just wanna try that Synchro Rev option.
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      11-26-2008, 02:23 AM   #34
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I just wanna try that Synchro Rev option.
Yeah that seems really interesting! Can't wait for a testdrive!

I hope it looks better from some angles live though...
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      11-26-2008, 06:21 AM   #35
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Update: Motortrend tested the 370Z

0-60= 4.7 sec
1/4mile= 13.3 105.7mph

60-0= 106ft
Lateral acceleration =0.99 g (avg)

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      11-26-2008, 06:27 AM   #36
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As I thought, this car is more than a match for the 335i, in fact in many ways it's more than a match for the M3 (minus acceleration, image, build quality, looks, noise, fun, etc).

Well, you get my point. IMPRESSIVE CAR
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      11-26-2008, 11:33 AM   #37
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See , so much for the 300-400lb weight savings over the last Z,,, Thats all they been talking about.

Its 88 lbs lighter.


And I bet the inside is even more cramped...like sitting in a bath tub.
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      11-26-2008, 11:43 AM   #38
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19x10 275's in the back,,,,,,,,,,,wtf.

And they say it boggs off the line, and even when tires frip your in for a bog again.
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      11-26-2008, 02:09 PM   #39
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I also used to own a 350Z. Let's just hope getting extra power out of the bigger motor isn't as hard as it was with the VQ35. Getting any extra HP out of that motor was like trying to squeeze milk out of metal. It was like you lost HP just by opening the hood. Would it really have killed Nissan to put a downrated version of the GTR motor in the Z?
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it's a horrible option!

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Not sure why they call it SynchroRev Match – makes people think that it’s going to save Synchros. In theory, it won’t. Only Double-clutching can save synchros. This system only rev-matches, which will save other parts of the driveline and the clutch mechanics.
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Wow. Amazing braking numbers...

My money is on good drivers just BARELY breaking into the 12s.

Slightly quicker than a stock 335/135, and a good bit quicker than STI/Evo. Good place to be.

I wonder if this car will beat the E90 M3 around a track the way the previous Z did the E46? Big brakes and big grip... we'll see. This car looks very promising.
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it's a horrible option!
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      11-28-2008, 06:17 PM   #43
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As I thought, this car is more than a match for the 335i, in fact in many ways it's more than a match for the M3 (minus acceleration, image, build quality, looks, noise, fun, etc).

Well, you get my point. IMPRESSIVE CAR
your sarcasm is not lost on me...
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      11-29-2008, 11:06 AM   #44
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Really liked my 350Z but the engine lacked torque and even that was in a narrow power band.
The 370 has more HP and torque but it is still not enough for it to keep up with a 330i much less a 335i.
Great car as a grand tourer though!
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