At first glance, this seems like any other Nissan 350Z you may encounter on the road: it’s silver-gray, it has a manual, and it has a fairly sparse interior. It’s nothing unusual. What is unusual is when it was made. If the VIN is to be believed, this is the very first production 350Z to roll off the assembly line.…
You may be tempted to push your Datsun 280ZX into a lake. Do not! For it is charming in its own way. Cool, even. And you should appreciate it for what it is.
“Man, where did the cool Nissans go?” I remember wondering aloud to myself a few weeks ago.
When the topic of 1990s Japanese performance cars comes up, we as car enthusiasts tend to beat the proverbial dead horse. We rattle off the Toyota Supra Twin Turbo, Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4, Mazda RX-7, and the Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo. We stake out our brand allegiances, javelin the performance specs, and take magazine…
“The tint is illegal,” he told me, “but I’ve never gotten pulled over for it.” I was standing in a freezing-cold garage looking at a blacked out 2011 Nissan 370Z. It crouched so low to the ground that preschoolers could play leapfrog over it. Its marriage prospects had been improved by the addition of a top mount…
I was afraid of the Nissan Gripz concept. I didn’t want to believe in a Nissan Z crossover. It went against the beliefs I held near and dear. But now that I’m seeing the finished product, I’m a changed man. This actually looks pretty kickass.
The Nissan Z crossover is happening. Well, kind of. Today Nissan teased a concept coming to the Frankfurt Motor Show called the Gripz, and it takes cues from one very famous older Z and... bicycle racing?
I held off on reporting this batshit crazy rumor from the UK’s Autocar, mainly because it seemed way too out of left field to possibly be true and also because I don’t want it to be true. But now that Nissan has released this shadowy teaser image, I think I have to take us to a potentially uncomfortable place.
The Nissan 370Z is getting a little long in the tooth these days. So what does Nissan do to keep it current? Did they add a turbocharged engine, or make it lose some weight, or give it a dual-clutch gearbox? Nope, they added one of the most hated new technologies on cars instead: engine sounds through the speakers.
That looks like a Datsun 240Z, doesn't it? It's not — technically it's a Nissan Fairlady Z. And it's not just any run of the mill Z, either. It's something special, and it's going to be up for grabs at an RM Auction soon.
Smaller, lighter, more efficient, and more BRZ-like. That's what we've been hearing about the car that will replace the Nissan 370Z for some time. Since it's likely the next Z will follow the trend of downsizing engines, what do you call it? How about just the Nissan Z?
The Nissan 370Z Nismo is already the Z to have, thanks to a bump up to 350 horsepower and a host of other performance enhancements. That may not be the case anymore after tomorrow, depending on the secret Nissan has in store for us.
In the great pantheon of automotive TV commercials, one ad stands above all the others. It harkens back to a time when men were real men and women rode around in their luxuriously-appointed Japanese sportscars. It is visually stunning and features an incredible soundtrack. It is ridiculous beyond all comprehension and…
How many times has the 24 Hours of LeMons ripped out the hearts of Nissan Z lovers? I can think of at least a dozen races in which Zs led or at least contended for the lead... and then disaster!
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How about a nice early Datsun Z?
The Nissan 370Z is more powerful, lighter and faster than the 350Z. But has it lost some of its fun in a drive for greater performance?
With the new 2009 Nissan 370Z scheduled to drop cloth at the LA Auto Show at the end of November, we figured it high time to give you an up-close look at what you should expect to see. Better yet, we decided not to give you some namby-pamby camo-covered silliness in favor of some speculatively rendered (sans a lot of…
Though you should always take what you learn from Japanese car magazine scans with a grain of salt, things we're hearing about the forthcoming Nissan 350Z seem to line up with what was caught in this mag by a FreshAlloy forum member. First, we reported that the new Nissan 350Z would likely bow at the LA Auto Show, and…