2003 NISMO 350Z


2003 NISMO 350Z

2003 NISMO 350Z

In 1969, Nissan introduced the Datsun 240Z to the U.S. media. It featured sleek styling, a 2.4-liter inline 6-cylinder engine that produced 150 horsepower, a comfortable ride, great handling and 0-60 mph times of less than 9.0 seconds. In setting the concept for the new 2003 350Z, the creative team of designers and engineers followed the same road as the designers and engineers did more than 30 years earlier.

The newly developed 3.5-liter VQ35DE V6 engine designed to produce in excess of 280 horsepower features an expanded power range as a result of reworking the intake port design and adopting Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) technology. This enables the engine to deliver not only outstanding start-off acceleration and high-speed passing performance, but also torque characteristics suitable for city driving.

In Detail

built atJapan
engineV6
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valve per Cyl
displacement3498 cc / 213.5 in³
bore95.5 mm / 3.76 in
stroke81.4 mm / 3.2 in
power223.7 kw / 300 bhp @ 6400 rpm
specific output85.76 bhp per litre
torque352.51 nm / 260.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redlineRWD
driven wheelsUnit Steel
front tires245/35 ZR19
rear tires275/35 ZR19
front brakesDiscs w/Power Assist & ABS
f brake sizex 325 mm / x 12.8 in
rear brakesDiscs w/Power Assist & ABS
r brake sizex 323 mm / x 12.7 in
front wheelsF 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
f suspensionMulti-Link
r suspensionMulti-LInk
wheelbase2649 mm / 104.3 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
0 – 60 mph~6.1 seconds