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New 2009 Nissan 370Z @ 2008 LAAS

MORE ABOUT THE 370Z AND LAAS: Yes, there is still a sports car in the Nissan lineup that does not have all-wheel drive, launch control or a turbocharged engine. It's now called the Nissan 370Z and unlike the big bruiser of a sports car that is the GT-R, this new Z is actually smaller than its predecessor. It's an attempt to get the iconic sports car back to its roots, and from the looks of it, Nissan has done a solid job. Fully redesigned from top to bottom, the 2009 Nissan 370Z still rides on Nissan's rear-wheel-drive, front-midship (FM) platform. It's been modified to give this Z-car a shorter 100.4-inch wheelbase (down 3.9 inches) and a shorter overall length of 167.1 inches (down 2.7 inches). The 370Z is also wider at 72.6 inches (up 1.3 inches) with wider tracks front (up a half-inch) and rear (up 1.3 inches). All that shrinkage helps this Z shed a few pounds. A base-model 370Z with a manual transmission weighs in at 3232 pounds. That's 88 pounds less than a base-model 2008 Nissan 350Z with a manual transmission. Even the heaviest 370Z still weighs just 3314 pounds. It's not just the smaller dimensions that make the difference. The 370Z's lighter weight is also the result of its all-aluminum door panels, hood and rear hatch. Nissan says it added a long list of structural reinforcements to the 370Z as well, but the body-in-white is still lighter than before. With less weight to pull around, the larger-displacement 3.7-liter V6 engine should make for a ...

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