Nissan 350z 0-60 Times

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2008 Nissan 350Z

NISMO Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.3 sec13.7 sec. @ 102.3 mph18/25/---- mpgRoad & Track

2007 Nissan 350Z

Enthusiast Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.2 sec13.7 sec @ 104 mph18/25/18 mpgCar and Driver
NISMO Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.2 sec13.8 sec @ 103 mph18/25/18 mpgCar and Driver

2006 Nissan 350Z

Touring Roadster3.5L V6RWD6M5.7 sec14.3 sec @ 98.7 mph17/23/18.9 mpg Motor Trend

2005 Nissan 350Z

35th Anniversary Edition Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.8 sec14.3 sec @ 101 mph17/24/22 mpgCar and Driver
35th Anniversary Edition Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.6 sec14.1 sec @ 101.8 mph17/24/14.4 mpgRoad & Track
Grand Touring Roadster3.5L V6RWD6M5.8 sec14.2 sec @ 98.2 mph17/24/---- mpgMotor Trend

2004 Nissan 350Z

Enthusiast Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.5 sec13.9 sec @ 102.2 mph18/24/---- mpgMotor Trend
Enthusiast Roadster3.5L V6RWD6M5.8 sec14.1 sec @ 99.6 mph17/24/17.6 mpgMotor Trend
Enthusiast Roadster3.5L V6RWD6M5.7 sec14.3 sec @ 99.6 mph17/24/---- mpgRoad & Track
Track Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.3 sec13.77 sec @ 100.94 mph18/24/---- mpgMotor Trend
Touring Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M6.1 sec14.8 sec @ 100 mph 18/24/---- mpgMotor Week
Touring Roadster3.5L V6RWD6M6.0 sec14.6 sec @ 97 mph17/24/20 mpgMotor Week
Touring Roadster3.5L V6RWD6M5.5 sec14.3 sec @ 99 mph17/24/20 mpgCar and Driver

2003 Nissan 350Z

Enthusiast Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.72 sec14.02 sec @ 101.89 mph18/24/---- mpgMotor Trend
GReddy Performance Coupe3.5L Twin-Turbo V6RWD6M4.61 sec12.79 sec @ 106.53 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend
Track Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.4 sec14.1 sec @ 101 mph18/24/19 mpgCar and Driver
Track Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.5 sec14.0 sec @ 101.2 mph18/24/---- mpgMotor Trend
Track Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.7 sec14.4 sec @ 99 mph18/24/26.1 mpgMotor Week
Track Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.8 sec 14.4 sec @ 99.7 mph18/24/21 mpgRoad & Track
Touring Coupe3.5L V6RWD6M5.7 sec14.3 sec @ 100 mph18/24/18 mpgCar and Driver

About Nissan 350z

The Nissan 350z is the perfect sports car with compact design and size, seating capacity for two, rear-wheel drive, and muscular engine, and all these at a pretty affordable price. Released in 2003, the car came as the fifth generation of the ‘Z’ cars.

The 350z was Nissan’s re-entry into the sports car category after the discontinuation of the previous model, the 300zx. When Toyota and Mazda left the industry by halting the production of Supra and RX-7, Nissan stepped in and filled the gap that was greatly demanded by the car enthusiasts.

The coupe version of 350z was manufactured till 2008, and the roadster version till 2009. The car was then replaced by its successor, the Nissan 370z, which offers a slightly larger and more powerful engine, as well as the re-designed interior and exterior which makes the car look more aggressive and futuristic.

Performance of the Nissan 350z

Nissan 350z 0-60The 350z runs with 287 horsepower, and 274 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices were either 6-speed manual or five speed automatic, with both cars having otherwise similar rear-wheel drive power trains. However, the version of 350z released in 2005 as the 35th anniversary release of Nissan had a slightly higher tuned engine that produced around 300 horsepower.

Speed improvements, small styling updates, even more standard and enriched features such as steering sensitivity, and a host of other features all made up the newer versions of the 350z. Ultimately Nissan improved the engine power to 306 horsepower.

But the performance lowered a bit in the latest car, where styling was given more importance. The Grand Touring Trim and the Touring Trim version of the car both contain the Brembo wheels and brakes.

To improve the dynamics of the car, Nissan changed quite a few things and many features were minimized or even sacrificed for speed enhancements. The chassis was made stiffer and the seams in it were welded, shock absorbers and firm springs were added, and all these modifications were done to increase the car’s handling performance.

What’s Inside the Car

Inside the car, the seats contains red and black colored cloth covers, a number plaque mentioning its order of production, and a grey colored tachometer.

The V6 accelerated quite well when it was revved above 3000 rpm. The sound generated while it’s revving is quite impressive. The car needs experienced hands to control its power, so it’s not an easy animal to tame in its pure form. But what car enthusiasts love about it, is the excellent grip that it offers at the corners.

The car does not give a smooth ride when driven on the rough roads. It renders quite a bit of shocks to its riders, and is not impressive at all at eliminating road and tire noise inside the car.

The luggage storage space is not large considering the price of the car, and the rear has little space. This makes the Nissan 350z a not-so-ideal everyday car, yet it’s a decent sports companion for the weekend joy ride.

The Nissan 350z got quite a lot of improvements over the years from 2003 to 2008, and in the process the optional side airbags and the stability control system came about to add to the passenger’s safety.

Further Improvements

Over the years, the manufacturer decided to improve the 350z with the latest model of Nissan, the 370z. This model contains all the finest features of the 350z with some more tweaks and polishes to make it a smoother ride. However, old car enthusiasts would like to ponder over the success of the 350z in the 2005 era, and may like to buy one for some occasional fun.

For more information about Nissan 350z, visit the official Nissan website.

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