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Nissan 350Z (2003 - 2009)

Last updated 21 May 2018

 
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Model Timeline

April 2003

Two-seater 'Z car' with 277bhp 3,498cc V6 pumping out 267lb ft torque through a six-speed gearbox. 4,310mm long by 1,815mm wide by 1,320mm high and weigning in at 1,440kg.

Factory figures: 155mph (limited) and 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds. Combined consumption 24.8mpg; CO2 estimated at 273g/km.

Prices from £24,000. GT pack of electric leather seats, cruise control and Bose sound system costs £2,500 extra. 225/45 R18 Potenzas on the front; 245/45 R18 Potenzas on the rear. Great drive with plenty of power, grip and well balanced handling. Official UK deliveries from mid October 2003. Supply situation became much better in 2005 with all models discounted.

1-1-2006: Power hike for 2006 models to 300PS at 7,000rpm. Restyled front end, new look headlamps, LED tail lamps, repositioned switchgear, better cockpit storage, speed dependent power steering, coupe has standard Bluetooth integration. O-60 down to 5.5 seconds (6.0 seconds for roadster). Same electronically limited 155mph top speed. Optional Birdview satnav with TMC (Traffic Message Channel). Prices Coupe £26,300, GT Coupe £28,800, Roadster £27,800, GT Roadster £30,300. Excellent Birdview Satnav with TMC (traffic information) a £1,200 option. GT pack adds electric heated leather seats, 3240W Bose sound syste, 6CD dashboard multiplayer and cruise control.

1-7-2006: 350Z GT-S concept shown at July 2006 London Motor Show with Novidem supercharger raising power to 382PS and torque to 425Nm. 0-60 cut to 4.8 seconds. 2.5 seconds cut from 0-100 time. Looks mean.

May 2007

Mild facelift May 2007 with with 80% uprated engine and 80% another boost in standard power output to 309bhp with torque up to 358Nm. Distinguished by bonnet power bulge. From £26,795 OTR for the Coupe and £28,295 OTR for the Roadster, representing an increase of £300. This also includes the recently announced rise in road tax (up £90) and the first registration fee (up £12). Vehicle deliveries are expected to start from mid May. GT Pack £2,500 more.

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