The mental process is one of looking forward, almost straining to see your next marker as you go around the course. This line development goes on lap after lap, always looking for better references and establishing what works best with this car on this day. The work-the challenge of persuing perfection-is the fun part. ~Carl Lopez
Ferrari 360 Challenge and Honda S2000
There is a Japanese proverb that literally goes 'Raise the sail with your
stronger hand,' meaning you must go after the opportunities that arise in
life that you are best equipped to do.
S2000 MEGA BATTLE - Hot Version International
Go to http://gtchannel.com for more car videos and content. 1st Gen vs 2nd
Gen Stock S2K Battle + Tuner S2K Battle featuring Super Taikyu spec Spoon
S2000 coupe, J's Racing S2000, and C-KEN S2000. Drivers : Keiichi Tsuchiya,
Manabu Orido, Juichi Wakisaka
2012 Nissan 370Z Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/nissan/370z/2012/ The Nissan Z Car has been around
since the early 1970's under the Datsun name. For year the Z has been one
of the most beloved affordable sports cars both here in the United States
and in Japan as well. The 2012 Nissan 370Z is considered the Mustang of Japan since the drive
train configuration, price, and body style is similar to that of many
American muscle cars. The 2012 Nissan 370Z has a base price of $31,910 with
the top of the line Touring Roadster costing over $44,000.
The 2012 Nissan 370Z is powered by one of the best engines every produced
by Nissan. The VQ37VHR is a 3.7 liter V-6 engine with Variable Valve Timing
that produces 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of
torque. A 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission puts the power
down to the rear wheels. The 2012 Nissan 370Z can achieve up to 19 MPG in
the city and 26 MPG on the highway.
The 370Z is considered to be the little brother of the mighty Nissan GT-R.
It is smaller, costs less, and does not have as much power. That being said
the 2012 Nissan 370Z does benefit from having the GT-R as an older brother
in that some of the high end technology and options have been passed down
to the 370Z. The first thing you notice are the huge 19-inch RAYS sport
rims. These forged alloy wheels are not only strong but they are also
lightweight. The 370Z also sports a sleek body with functional spoilers
both front and rear. In the performance department the 2012 Nissan 370Z has
a viscous limited-slip differential which makes sure power is transferred
to the wheel that needs it the most. Also the Nissan 370Z features a
SynchroRev Match system which automatically blips the throttle to promote
faster and smoother shifting
The 2012 Nissan 370Z is an excellent sports car. It may be a little rough
around the edges and a little on the pricey side, but if you want a true
Japanese sports car with over 300 horsepower and rear-wheel
drive, then the 370Z is an excellent choice.
See More Car Videos
Join Our Facebook Page
Nissan 370Z Vs Honda S200 Seattle
Thinking of purchasing a sport car, and looking at the Honda S2000? Here
are just some reasons why the Nissan 370Z is hands down a better choice.
Lets start with a little bit of history and heritage. Forty years ago, in
October 1969, the Datsun 240Z arrived in North America, heralding a new era
in sports car design. The new import from Japan was a revelation offering
the performance of a Porsche, the looks of a Jaguar and the price and
reliability of, well, a Nissan. It was an affordable sports car that could
be driven every day and was accessible to anyone with the $3,626 base
price. All though the price of a new Z might have changed a little in the
past 40 years, its unmatched value, style, performance and segment
leadership remains stronger than ever.
The instrument panel retains the traditional 3-pod cluster with oil
temperature, voltmeter and clock, while the speedometer and tachometer
include an initial sweep function, coming alive when the Z is first
Many aspects of a sports cars performance come down to the simple
formulation of power-to-weight. The 370Z represents a major achievement on
both sides of the equation versus the previous generation 350Z with a net
weight reduction of 95 pounds (Nissan 370Z versus the comparable 350Z
Enthusiast model) and a power increase of 26 horsepower. In addition, the
center of gravity was lowered through use of a lower engine positioning
(-0.6 inches) and lower driver hip point (-0.4 inches). Rotating mass was
reduced with a shorter carbon-fiber composite driveshaft.
All 2010 370Z Coupes utilize the fourth generation of Nissans award-winning
VQ-series V6. The 3.7-liter VQ37VHR engine with VVEL (Variable Valve Event
and Lift) is rated at 332 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm and
270 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm. Much more powerful than the Honda S2000
Key to the enhanced performance is the VVEL system, which is able to
optimize intake valve open/close movements, allowing the needed air to be
sent promptly to the combustion chamber at the precisely optimized time.
Since the VVEL system can adjust to open the valves slightly, it improves
fuel efficiency by reducing camshaft friction and fuel waste. It also
provides cleaner emissions by allowing for quicker warm-up of the catalyst
and by stabilizing combustion when the engine is cool.
Both the driver and passengers seats are structured with an anti-slip
material in the main seating surface. The sporty woven cloth seats feature
standard 8-way drivers/4-way passenger manual adjustments, with heated
4-way power-adjustable leather-appointed seats standard with the 370Z
Touring model. Adjustable front seat Active Head Restraints are also
If this information isnt enough to convince you that the Nissan 370Z is
hands down a better car than the Honda S2000, than we would like to invite
you in to take a few laps in the 370Z and see for yourself. Call the
Customer Care Department to schedule your test drive today. If you want to
pay more thats your business, if you want to pay less thats our business!
5101 Auto Center Blvd
Bremerton, WA 98312