Monday, March 9, 2020

Here's Your First Look at the Philippine Spec 2020 Nissan 370Z


Nissan Philippines would like to have you believe that these photos show sightings of the 370Z sportscar. Well, we beg to differ. They’re clearly professionally done—even down to the down-low action shot. So, whatever.

What is important is that they’re whetting our appetite for a brand-new addition to their local line-up, even if it’s essentially an 11-year old sportscar.

Now, the write-up that came with the photos didn’t come with any sort of detail such as price or specs, but they did mention two variants: Premium and NISMO.

At the very least, this confirms that the Philippine spec 370Z will come in both manual and automatic flavors.



Having said that, here’s the difference. Based on another source, it’s the “base” Premium that’ll come with the 6-speed manual and a three-pedal set-up, while it’ll be the NISMO that’ll get the 7-speed automatic (see photos below).

Regardless, this means we’ll be getting the 3.7-liter V6 engine in two states of tune—328 horsepower and 363 Nm of torque for the Premium, and 344 horsepower and 371 Nm of torque for the NISMO.


In terms of equipment, the 370Z will at least receive automatic HID headlights (yup, still no LEDs for this baby) with washers, rain-sensing wipers, power folding mirrors, steering wheel-mounted controls, automatic climate control, and a push-button engine start/stop with passive keyless entry—even base model 370Zs are this well-loaded elsewhere.

Now, basing everything on the “spotted” photos, the Premium model looks to receive the 19-inch RAYS wheels. However, from the inside, it looks to be closer to that of the base 370Z model. With that, it comes with leather seats and not much less; even the radio system’s a throwback to the pre-touchscreen set-up.


Moving up to the 370Z NISMO, it’ll receive even lighter weight 19-inch forged RAYS wheels (Nissan actually calls it super-lightweight), a complete NISMO aero kit, a free-flowing exhaust system, and enhanced body stiffness. Inside, it seems to have a suede-lined steering wheel and Recaro sport seats decked in leather and suede.

As for colors, there will be at least three available: Universal Silver, Vibrant Red, and Storm White based once again on the photos. There’s no word on pricing yet, but the figure being floated around is somewhere in the region of P 2.8-million.

The Nissan 370Z is officially launching this week.

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