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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 at Japan
engine V6
position Front Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valve per Cyl
displacement 3498 cc / 213.5 in³
bore 95.5 mm / 3.76 in
stroke 81.4 mm / 3.2 in
power 223.7 kw / 300 bhp @ 6400 rpm
specific output 85.76 bhp per litre
torque 352.51 nm / 260.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redline RWD
driven wheels Unit Steel
front tires 245/35 ZR19
rear tires 275/35 ZR19
front brakes Discs w/Power Assist & ABS
f brake size x 325 mm / x 12.8 in
rear brakes Discs w/Power Assist & ABS
r brake size x 323 mm / x 12.7 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
f suspension Multi-Link
r suspension Multi-LInk
wheelbase 2649 mm / 104.3 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
0 – 60 mph ~6.1 seconds