Almost every piece and component of the 370Z has been redesigned from the previous 350Z model. The wheelbase is 4 in (100 mm) shorter at 100.4 in (2,550 mm) and an overall length 2.7 in (69 mm) shorter at 167.1 in (4,240 mm). The overall width has been increased by 1.3 in (33 mm), the rear track by 2.2 in (56 mm), and overall height reduced by 0.3 in (7.6 mm). The smaller exterior dimensions and use of more lightweight materials helped reduce weight.
The 370Z features a front aluminum subframe, aluminum-alloy engine cradle, aluminum door panels, an all-aluminum hood, and an aluminum hatch. Front body torsional rigidity is improved by 10 percent with an extensively revised body structure, which includes a new front suspension cradle to reduce front body lateral bending, new rear structural reinforcements, and an underbody "V-bar" to help reduce rear lateral bending. Rear body torsional rigidity is improved by up to 22 percent and rear body vertical bending rigidity is improved by up to 30 percent. Additional enhancements include the use of a carbon fiber composite radiator housing and strengthening of the rear fender and hatch areas. The new structure weighs slightly less than the 350Z.
The 370Z uses a front double wishbone suspension, with forged aluminum control arms and steering knuckle. The rear multi-link suspension uses a forged aluminum upper control arm, lower arm and radius rod, the toe control rod is steel and wheel carrier assembly is aluminum. The refreshed 2013 model uses new dampers with the Sport package models. The brakes have been changed from the more expensive Brembo racing brakes to Nissan branded brakes which are manufactured by Akebono.
The coefficient of drag is 0.30 and 0.29 with the Sport Package, figures identical to the 350Z.
Fairlady Z Coupe (2008-)
The Japanese model of the 370Z Coupe went on sale in December 1, 2008.
370Z Coupe (2009–)
Nissan 370Z coupe (Europe; pre-facelift)
The vehicle was unveiled in 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, with sales of North American model began at Nissan dealers in early 2009.
Standard and optional equipment includes 19-inch RAYS wheels, Bluetooth, Sirius/XM satellite radio, heated electric seats, viscous limited slip differential, Bose sound system with dual subwoofers and 6-CD changer, and automatic climate control.
Deliveries of the European model began in April 2009.
370Z Roadster (2009–)
Nissan 370Z roadster (Australia; pre-facelift)
The touring model adds heated and cooling leather-appointed power net seats, a 6-CD Bose audio system with 8 speakers (with dual subwoofer) and MP3/WMA playback, XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, and aluminium-trimmed pedals.
Touring model also includes following options:
Sport Package: adds 19-inch RAYS forged wheels with Bridgestone Potenza tires, Nissan Akebono Sport Brakes, SynchroRev Match (6-speed manual transmission only), and a Viscous Limited Slip Differential.
Navigation Package: adds touch-screen Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with XM NavTraffic real-time traffic information, a 9.3GB Music Box hard drive for digital music storage and playback, and a USB port for iPod connectivity.
370Z Roadster went on sale in late summer 2009 as 2010 model year vehicle. Early models include the 370Z and 370Z Touring, with Sport Package and Navigation packages for the 370Z Touring.
European models went on sale as 2010 model year vehicles.
The Roadster will be discontinued in the US market after the 2019 model year. However, it will continue to be sold in Canada.
NISMO 370Z (2009–)
The NISMO version was introduced for the 2009 model year. The engine produces 350 hp (355 PS; 261 kW) at 7,400 RPM and 276 lb⋅ft (374 N⋅m) of torque at 5,200 RPM with revised ECU settings and exhaust setup. Transmission choice is limited to a 6-speed manual with Nissan's new "SynchroRev Match" function. Handling is improved via stiffened springs and stabilizer bars compared to the 370Z Coupe. Other equipment includes 19-inch RAYS forged aluminium-alloy wheels with Yokohama ADVAN Sport Y-rated tires (P245/40ZR19 front, P285/35ZR19 rear), 14.0-inch front and 13.8-inch rear vented rotors, NISMO Sport Brakes with 4-piston front and 2-piston rear aluminium calipers, and a fully integrated chin spoiler.
For 2015, the Nissan 370Z NISMO has seen various updates: an automatic (seven-speed) transmission, a built-in navigation system, and tweaks to its restyled front and rear fascia and body trim to give it a more prominence attitude than before.
A 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO with a more aggressive look than the previous version.
2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO rear (Note: The smaller rear spoiler and larger brake heat extractor vents.)
Fairlady Z Roadster, Fairlady Z 40th Anniversary (2009-)
Sales of the Japanese model of the 370Z Roadster began on October 15, 2009.
The Fairlady Z 40th Anniversary is a limited version of the Fairlady Z coupe Version ST for the Japanese market. It was built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original Fairlady Z. It includes:
A choice of a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission
Real Leather/Suede-like Fabric Combination Seat specifically made for the 40th Anniversary model & Door trim (color: red)
Memorial engraving on the seat back. ("40th Anniversary")
Real leather-covered steering (with red stitches)
Real leather-covered shift knob
Console boot (with red stitches)
Instrument panel upper box (with red stitches)
Kneepads in the driver and passenger seats (with red stitches)
Special emblem (in the rear) for the 40th Anniversary model
RAYS special aluminium forging wheels for the 40th Anniversary model (dark chrome color coating)
Special SPORT Brake Calipers for the 40th Anniversary model. (color: red)
body colour: Metal Gray (Multi flex color) (Special color for the 40th Anniversary model), Premium Deep Maroon (P), Brilliant White Pearl (3P), Brade Silver (M), Diamond Black (P), Vibrant Red (C)
370Z Yellow (2009)
The 370Z Yellow is a limited edition of the 370Z GT Pack coupe for the British market, inspired by the European GT4 race car. It includes an Ultimate Yellow body colour, 19-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels, black leather and suede interior upholstery, integrated satellite navigation system, illuminated entry plates, special mats and a Bose audio with 8 speakers and a 6-CD autochanger.
The vehicle went on sale in September 2009 for £31,650 (manual) or £33,050 (automatic).
A North Bosnian version, consisting solely of Chicane Yellow paint (2009 only), is otherwise identical to 370Zs. Chicane Yellow was also available for an extra $500 in North America as the only extra cost color with other colors available standard at no additional charge.
370Z Nürburgring Edition (2009-)
The 370Z Nürburgring Edition is a limited (80 units) version of the 370Z coupe for the German market. It includes a Premium Ultimate Yellow body colour, special decals, a more sonorous Cobra exhaust system, a numbered plaque, 19-inch OZ alloy wheels, Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT tires (255/40 R19 front, 285/35 R19 back) and a €150 gift card redeemable at the Nürburgring.
370Z 40th Anniversary Edition (2010)
The 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition is a limited (1,000 units) version based on the 370Z Coupe Touring, built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Datsun 240Z arriving in North America. It includes a manual transmission, Sport Package (including SynchroRev Match, front chin spoiler, rear spoiler, Nissan Sport Brakes, 19-inch RAYS forged aluminium-alloy wheels and viscous limited-slip differential), special "40th Anniversary Graphite" exterior color, red leather interior upholstery, a high-luster smoke wheel finish, red brake calipers, 40th Anniversary badges on the rear hatch and front strut tower brace, red door panel inserts, 40th Anniversary seatback and floormat embroidery, and red stitching on the center stack, shift boot and kneepads. It also has a leather steering wheel with red stitching, a plaque of authenticity, and a commemorative premium satin car cover.
The 370Z Black Edition is a limited (370 units) version of the 370Z Coupe commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Datsun 240Z launch in the US market. It was built for the European market. It includes unique red leather & suede appointed interior (seats & door trim) with embossed 40th Anniversary logo seats, smooth leather wrapped steering wheel with red stitching, red stitching on the centre cluster, centre console and knee pads; Nissan's Connect Premium combined touch-screen satellite navigation and audio system with USB connectivity, dark grey 19" aluminium forged RAYS wheels, red brake calipers, 40th Anniversary emblem on the back door.
The vehicle went on sale from all Nissan High Performance Centres and throughout the dealer network with deliveries starting in April.
BRE 370Z (2010)
The BRE 370Z is a version of the 2010 Nissan NISMO 370Z Coupe built to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Z's First National Championship. the 370Z commemorative car was built by STILLEN and it includes a red, white and blue BRE paint scheme designed by Pete Brock.
The vehicle was unveiled at the BRE Reunion dinner at the Classic Motorsports Mitty at Road Atlanta on Thursday, April 29, 2010.
2011 Model Year Nissan 370Z Coupe and Roadster (2011-)
Changes to the 370Z Coupe and Roadster include:
a new tire pressure monitoring system
a rear view camera integrated into the Nissan Premium Connect satellite navigation system
improved isolation of road noise on the Coupé
automatic versions of both Coupé and Roadster have a revised 'Snow' setting for enhanced grip when setting off on ice and snow
GT Pack versions add heated and ventilated leather/suede seats, a premium BOSE sound system, cruise control, 19-inch forged alloy wheels, Synchro Rev Control technology on the manual version along with Uphill Start Support
European models went on sale as 2011 model year vehicles.
370Z GT Edition (2011-)
The 370Z GT Edition is a version of the 370Z Coupé commemorating Nissan's global success in GT racing and 40 years of the Z in the UK. It is built for the UK market and it includes a choice of 3 body colours, (Pearl White, Kuro (metallic) black and Black Rose), grey 'GT' stripes running along the flanks of the car, 19 inch RAYS forged alloy wheels in dark anthracite colour, retuned dampers to provide the ideal balance between ride comfort and high-speed handling, a rear view parking camera as part of the Premium Connect satellite navigation system, a tyre pressure monitoring system, seven-speed automatic option with snow mode and revised underbody insulation to reduce road noise.
The vehicle went on sale starting at £35,000, and deliveries began on 1 June 2011.
All models (including the 2015 Nismo) include either a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters or a 6-speed manual transmission. SynchroRev Match system for 6-speed manual transmission is included with the Sport Package.
The 0–60 mph acceleration times are as follows:
Nissan 370Z Coupe (6-speed manual transmission): 4.7 seconds
Nissan 370Z Coupe (7-speed automatic with manual shift mode): 4.6 seconds
A version of Megatron Fairlady Z was produced by Takara TOMY, as part of the Transformers Alternity toy line.
As part of the UK market launch, a TV commercial featuring a Nissan 370Z vs racing chickens was produced.
As part of Nissan's plan to build the ultimate 370Z track car, a campaign allowing fans to vote which components will be used in the project took place in association with Facebook and Autoblog. The suspension choices (hosted by Autoblog) include NISMO S-Tune Springs and Dampers, KW Variant 3s and an A'PEXi S1 Damper System. The completed vehicle includes a GReddy twin turbo kit, GReddy Ti-C catback exhaust system, KW Variant 3 suspension, Stoptech big brake kit with 2 piece aerorotors, Volk TE37SL wheels and a Metalloy decal kit.
coupe: 6-speed manual (base, Version T, Version ST), 7-speed automatic (base, Version S, Version ST)
roadster: 6-speed manual (Version T, Version ST), 7-speed automatic (base, Version ST)
Fairlady Z Version NISMO (Japan)
6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic
Fairlady Z NISMO (Japan)
6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic
The 7-speed automatic transmission includes a manual shift mode, paddle shifters and Downshift Rev Matching. The 6-speed manual transmission includes SynchroRev Match synchronized Downshift Rev Matching system.
US trims: 370Z (base), Touring, Sport, Sport Tech, NISMO, NISMO Tech (2018 only)
Japan trims: Fairlady Z (base (coupe, roadster 6MT)), Fairlady Z Version S (coupe 6MT), Fairlady Z Version ST, Fairlady Z Version T (7AT), Fairlady Z Version NISMO, Fairlady Z NISMO
As part of the Nissan 370Z campaign, a series of 6 Heisman House TV commercials were produced, featuring previous Heisman Trophy winners. Nissan 370Z Roadster was featured in the 'Hula' commercial. The car has featured in Rio 2, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Sleepless and other films. The Nismo 370Z had also made its Driveclub debut alongside its other Nissan sports car, the GT-R as one of the 5 DLC cars in the RPM Expansion Pack and it is also the first Japanese carmaker to appear in the game.