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What comes after Z?, we wondered when Nissan let the stage go black in 1996 and officially bid farewell to the Z-car at an event at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Sales of the twin-turbo 300ZX had been declining as fast as applications for library cards, so Nissan simply stopped selling the car in the U.S. It made us wonder where the Z fit in Nissan's future.
The answer came in 2002, when the Nissan 350Z appeared, a serious sports car that seemed to measure itself against the Corvette in both speed and style. It brought people back to Nissan, but lots of the young enthusiasts didn't know what an icon the Z had been for the company since its inception in 1970.
With the 2009 Nissan 370Z, all that changes. As a Z should be, the 370Z is a statement of purpose, not just another car on the showroom floor. With this second-generation version of the revitalized Z, the car has moved on from affordable performance to something that brings new descriptions into play — not only like quick, fast, strong and powerful, but also gorgeous, luxurious, nimble, graceful, delicate and smooth.
This is a car so good that it makes you wonder what kind of car it is: a sports car, a sport coupe or a muscle-bound pony car? And that's where the 2008 BMW 135i comes in, a pocket-size BMW M3 with an affordable price tag to match.
Mustang v 370Z SMACKDOWN: Ford Mustang GT vs. Nissan 370Z
FULL Mustang V 370Z COMPARO
When we last left the 2009 Nissan 370Z, it had just laid a drubbing on
BMW's little 135i. We then proclaimed, "The 2009 Nissan 370Z raises the
standard for the sport coupe segment to a new level of affordable
Time to get more serious. It's V8 time. Who's in? Let's see, no Camaro, and a Challenger is not
available (don't ask), so that leaves the freshly updated 2010 Ford Mustang GT, a car whose very
existence is predicated upon wallet-friendly performance.
Perhaps a reinvigorated veteran can take down the newly crowned king. The
particulars might differ — four seats versus two, V8 versus V6 — but
the mission is the same. And the 2009 Nissan 370Z and 2010 Ford Mustang GT are priced closer than you
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Responsive, powerful V6; tenacious cornering grip; supple highway ride;
good driving position.
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You barely even notice the styling changes to the 2010 Ford Mustang GT until you see it side by
side with last year's car. It's only then that the revised Mustang's shorter grille, smoother
fenders and tucked in rear end become obvious.
Look inside and the cabin is the same story. The overall design is
familiar, but the details have changed. The materials are richer, the panel
fits are tighter and the switchgear feels sturdier.
See it all firsthand and you might be convinced that this is an all-new Mustang, not a mere midcycle
face-lift. Well, that is, until you actually drive it.
Euro-Clash: Mercedes E550 Sport vs. BMW 550i Sport vs. Jaguar XF Premium
2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sport vs. 2009 BMW 550i Sport vs. 2010 Jaguar XF
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Building an ideal executive-style luxury sedan is not an easy task for a
carmaker. If the car turns out too soft and isolated, you lose enthusiasts
who aren't quite ready to retire in a Lexus. Too complex or high-strung and
you risk alienating your technology-challenged, soft-in-the-middle buyers
who expect a measure of mindless comfort. Get the balance just right, and
your five-passenger $60,000 midsize sedan will both impress with remarkable
dynamics and indulge with palpable comfort.
We've gathered three such vehicles for this comparison: the 2009 BMW 550i,
2010 Jaguar XF Premium and 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sport.
The 2009 BMW 550i is widely regarded as the benchmark among sporting luxury
sedans with its imposing modern design, 360-horsepower 4.8-liter V8 and
legendary sporting dynamics. For a car that's been around for five years,
its reputation remains consistently impressive.
All-new in '09, the Jaguar XF now is available in a midlevel model, and
this Jaguar XF Premium includes not only a new 385-hp direct-injection
5.0-liter V8 but also more standard features. Riding a 1st-place finish
from the last time we collected four similar cars in 2008, the Brit car
should be taken seriously.
The new-generation 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sport stands a very good chance
of improving on its previous 3rd-place finish. Sure, the 382-hp 5.5-liter
V8 is a carryover item from the outgoing E-Class, yet Mercedes-Benz has
spent a considerable sum to refine this ninth-generation E-Class into a car
meant to define this segment of sedans.
BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3
To the M badge faithful, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe signals a return to form.
But is it? Benchmarking the 1M against an M3 would seem the perfect way to
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The STILLEN 500 HP Supercharged Nissan 370Z - /TUNED
TUNED Visits racing legend Steve Millen's STILLEN in Costa Mesa, CA to see
what happens when he gets his hands on the Nissan 370Z. Already a potent
machine, what happens when STILLEN upgrades pretty much everything?
Fortunately, it doesn't suck.
2010 Nissan 370 Z roadster first drive review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) forty years ago Datsun introduced the very first
Z car. Today there is a new one so does 2010 Nissan 370 Z roadster tears up
the Z playbook or does it build on a long tradition of Z sports cars?
Bugatti Veyron vs Lamborghini Aventador vs Lexus LFA vs McLaren MP4-12C - Head 2 Head Episode 8
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no-holds-barred drag race battle! Do the carbon fiber-bodied Aventador,
LFA, and MP4-12C have what it takes to take on the king of the super car
realm - the Bugatti Veyron?
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2009 Nissan 370Z - First Test!
Senior Editor, Ron Kiino, gives us an overview of Nissan's revamped Z, the
370Z, and heads to the test track to get performance numbers.
EPIC SOUNDING Nissan 370Z w/ ARMYTRIX Supersport Exhaust! REVS, Accelerations & More!!
Normally, a Nissan 370Z isn't a really spectacular car in our opinion. But
ARMYTRIX turned this Nissan 370Z into a BEAST! This Nissan 370Z is fitted
with an ARMYTRIX Supersport Exhaust
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The video includes a lot of loud REVS (outside as well as in a parking
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370Z with a custom Exhaust just as
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