Nissan 350Z 

  • built in Japan
  • 2002-2007
  • 283 HP 3.5L
  • 155 mph
It's all good: The New Z looks like it was designed as a convertible from the beginning...because it was.
by MotorTrend (May, 2003)
Other than an extra body cutline to allow the top to deploy, the packaging and hardware that make the Z into a roadster look well integrated and downright handsome.
by MotorTrend (May, 2003)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Nissan 350Z


Nissan 350Z
5.2 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
MX-5 Miata
6.8 s

Top speed

Nissan 350Z
155 mph
Skyline GT-R
111 mph
Nissan GT-R
195 mph


Nissan 350Z
13.8 s
Nissan GT-R
6.8 s
MX-5 Miata
19.5 s

Top Gear track time

Nissan 350Z
Nissan GT-R
Boxster S

1/4 mile

Nissan 350Z
13.8 s
Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
MX-5 Miata
16.3 s

Nurburgring time

Nissan 350Z
Nissan GT-R
GT 86

Data points Key details of the Nissan 350Z


Nissan 350Z
283 HP
Nissan GT-R
542 HP
MX-5 Miata
170 HP


Nissan 350Z
275 ft-lb
Nissan GT-R
468 ft-lb
MX-5 Miata
140 ft-lb

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web


Nissan 350Z Roadster
Nissan's award-winning 350Z® sports car will soon be joined by a new convertible version.

Nissan 350Z
The stylish, 287-horsepower 350Z continues the Z-heritage of design, performance and value that has remained unchallenged since the original Datsun 240Z was introduced 34 years ago as a 1970 model.
Drivability has been further improved by adopting an electronically controlled throttle, and the use of a highly rigid cylinder block combines with other measures to produce engine sounds worthy of a sports car.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Nissan
Type of car Production car
Year 2002-2007
Highway mileage 25 MPG


Body style Coupe

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.91 lb/hp
Maximum hp 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Max RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,500 cc
Cylinders V6
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.8 s
0-60mph 5.2 s
0-100mph 13.8 s
0-200kph 22.8 s
Top gear time 1:31.80
20.6km nurburgring time 8:26.0
Tsukuba circuit time 1:09.72
Hockenheim short lap time 1:18.70
Drag coefficient 0.3


Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.54:1
  2. 2: 2.32:1
  3. 3: 1.64:1
  4. 4: 1.27:1
  5. 5: 1:1
  6. 6: 0.79:1
Axle ratio 3.54:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203
Rear wheels 216/? 180

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,370 lb
Width 71.5 in
Height 51.9 in
Length 169.4 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in
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