2018 Nissan 370z Nismo
Nissan's 2018 370z Nismo. How could I say no to a rear wheel drive, manual transmission sports car with a beefy V6?
Disclosure: Nissan Canada & JS Auto provided me with the 2018 Nissan 370z Nismo for a week to test drive, and photograph. All photos in this blog post was taken by me.
- 350 HP @ 7,400 / 276 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm
- VQ37VHR ‐ 3.7-litre DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
- 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission
- 5.0 seconds 0-100 km/hr
- Great braking range thanks to its wide tires
- Balanced drive feel when you get it going
- Great steering precision
- Do not look for a good ride feel. The suspension is pretty harsh on rougher roads. It may not be a good daily driver unless you're always on smooth roads.
cabin noise: 6/10
- Noisiest car I have ever tested. So much road & tire noise
- It even have fake engine noise
- 17/26/21.5- City/Highway/Combined
- Has a muscular and athletic look
- Body around the wheel extrude quite a bit and has this wide styling
- Nismo design looks great. The red accents make it pop on white
- Active Head Restraints
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Energy-absorbing steering column
- Hood-buckling creases
- Aluminum side-door guard beams
- Immobilizer Key System
- Anti-theft system
- Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front airbags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors
- Driver and passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental airbags
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
- Seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters (3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system) (ELR for Driver)
- Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental airbags for occupants head protection
INTERIOR FOR DRIVER: 7.8/10
- Poor visibility! Lots of blind spots!
- Rev match is a nice feature! The Z was one of the first cars to offer this feature
- Drive feel is made for driving enthusiast
- Really nice short shifter
- Difficult to get in and out
- Has a very raw and old school feel
- Interior is feeling dated
INTERIOR FOR PASSENGERS: 6/10
- Space and ride comfort is not a priority so passengers shouldn't expect it.
- Hard to get in and out
INTERIOR STORAGE: 7/10
- Being a sports car, storage practicality is not its priority
- Very shallow trunk and the wheel eat up a lot of usable space
- Interesting behind the driver and passenger seats there is a bit of room to put stuff in
- Surprisingly I was able to fit two drones, my camera bag and gimbal all in the trunk
INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM: 7/10
- Receives a new Infotainment system but I still think it could use a more modern interface
OVERALL IMPRESSION OF THE 2018 Nissan 370z nismo:
Nissan's 2018 370z Nismo isn't the freshest option on the sport car market with a body that hasn't changed in a decade but it's still a good looking design. It has a nostalgic old school interior, muscular look, sporty drive feel, and satisfying short shifter. The end result is a fun driving machine.
The harsh suspension, and noisy cabin may not be a fun car to daily but it can hold its own on the track. If you're in the market for a rear wheel drive sports car take a look at the 370z.