Back in March, Nissan Philippines Inc. announced that the 370Z will be arriving in the country. To be available either in either Premium trim or in the more powerful NISMO version, the two-door coupe was originally meant to be available in April 2020.
But due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the entire island of Luzon being placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), Nissan had to delay the sales launch of the 370Z even further. In total, if we count the 370Z's world premiere at a new generation Z-car at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, the car has been delayed for almost 12 years.
It's better late than never, and NPI has just announced that the all-new 370Z (as well as the 370Z NISMO) is now available in the country via select dealerships. Serving as a sibling to the flagship GT-R, the 370Z delivers a distinct exterior design, a sporty interior, and a naturally-aspirated V6 capable of delivering over 340 PS.
Starting with the outside, the 370Z gets a long hood, short deck design reminiscent of Z cars in the past. The boomerang-inspired headlights and taillights have become a staple look on the coupe and benefit from bi-Xenon HID and LED lighting, respectively. Also worth mentioning on the 370Z is the huge 19-inch forged alloy wheels from Rays Engineering which give the car an unmistakable look. It also gets dual exhausts, a sleek rear spoiler, LED daytime running lights, and distinct front and rear bumpers.
Under the hood, the 370Z is powered by a 3.7-liter VQ37 V6. It makes 332 PS along with 363 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to either a six-speed manual gearbox with Synchrorev matching technology or a seven-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Complementing the powerful V6 are the following – sport-tuned dampers, sport brakes, limited-slip differential, and a carbon fiber composite driveshaft.
Want more out of the 370Z? There's the more powerful NISMO version which packs a slightly souped-up 3.7-liter V6. Instead of just having 332 PS with 363 Nm of torque, NISMO massaged the V6 to crank out 344 PS along with 371 Nm of torque. The 370Z NISMO is only paired with a seven-speed automatic gearbox and is complemented by Black Magnesium paddle shifters.
For improved handling, the NISMO version also packs a strut tower brace, performance dampers, and 19-inch forged alloy wheels with a twin-spoke design.
Other extras made available on the 370Z NISMO include Recaro sport seats, steering wheel wrapped in leather and Alcantara, a red NISMO tachometer, and NISMO badging all around.
370Z Premium M/T - PhP 2,779,000
370Z Premium A/T - PhP 2,879,000
370Z NISMO A/T - PhP 3,888,000