What is it?
This is the new Nissan 370Z, the two-seat sports coupe that replaces the Nissan 350Z.
The 370Z is more muscular than the 350Z. It’s shorter (4250mm rather than 4315mm) and the wheelbase has dropped by 100mm. It’s also wider and lower.
Like the styling, everything in the engineering of the 370Z has been turned up by 15 per cent. The new engine is of 3.7-litres rather than 3.5-litres, but it’s still a V6 whose peak power comes refreshingly near the top of the rev range.
The Nissan 350Z made its 309bhp peak at 6800rpm with 264lb ft at 4800rpm. The 370Z makes 326bhp at 7000rpm and 269lb ft at 5000rpm.
Inside, the Z-ness is still there. Material quality feels higher and the switchgear operates with more precision than before, but the themes are the same.
You look out through a thin panorama of windscreen, with a high bonnet edge and low roof line. The steering wheel – pleasingly sized and sculpted – doesn’t adjust for reach but the seats are fine and cabin space is acceptable. There’s more storage space and the boot is more useable.