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NISSAN 370Z GT EDITION: SHARPER AND SMOOTHER


(May 27, 2011, Nissan UK) With suspension settings retuned to tackle the best - and the worst - roads in Europe, the Nissan 370Z GT Edition combines enhanced handling with improved ride comfort. This special version celebrates Nissan's commitment to International GT motor sport.

At a glance
*- Limited edition racing-themed Coupé
*- Revised chassis settings for improved handling and ride comfort
*- Enhanced body control and greater high speed stability
*- Better road noise isolation
*- More equipment at lower cost


Nissan's iconic 370Z sports car has been sharpened for Europe. Showcased on the 370Z GT Edition - a special version which celebrates Nissan's success in international GT competition - a number of significant suspension improvements have been developed by engineers from Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) to maximise the car's potential on Europe's roads. The changes have also been adopted on the standard Coupé.
With higher average speeds than the rest of the world - notably in Germany where stretches of the autobahn are unrestricted - and with a wide range of surfaces from super smooth to badly pitted, Europe's roads are unlike anything found in Japan or North America.

Fine tuning the 370Z's Front-Midship (FM) rear drive chassis - double wishbones at the front and a multi-link rear - has centered on the dampers. These have been recalibrated to enhance ride comfort and high-speed handling.

By revising the rebound and compression ratio settings of the dampers front and rear, control of the wheels' vertical movement at mid and high speeds has been greatly enhanced to improve body and wheel control on undulating country roads.

At the same time damping force has been increased but with no degradation in comfort - the stiffer chassis provides better ‘bump thump' absorption which, in turn, leads to greater overall comfort and refinement.

This significantly improved wheel control is reflected in a flatter ride on all surfaces. Greater stability and better body control result in smoother, safer and even more exhilarating progress. The changes also have a beneficial effect on motorway travel with reduced ‘bobbing' at higher speeds while the 370Z tracks better at all speeds and on all surfaces.

The final benefit is improved track performance thanks to the tyres working closer to their optimum.
2011 nissan 370z GT Edition coupe

The GT Edition is set apart from other 370Z models thanks to grey ‘GT' stripes running along the flanks of the car and which contrast with each of the special edition's three body colours - metallic black, pearl white and Black Rose, the latter shade exclusive to GT Edition. The exterior is set off by the standard 19inch RAYS forged alloy wheels, which are finished in a dramatic anthracite colour.

Equipment changes include the arrival of a rear view parking camera as part of the Nissan Premium Connect satellite navigation option and the standard fitment of a tyre pressure monitoring system.

2011 nissan GT edition coupe UK The advanced seven-speed automatic option now has a snow mode which, when applied, sets the car off in second gear and controls engine revs to prevent wheel spin on ice or snow. Refinement is enhanced by revisions to underbody insulation to reduce road noise. Despite the extra equipment, the GT Edition actually costs less than the standard Coupé.

Unchanged is the 370Z's exceptional 3.7-litre V6 engine which delivers electrifying performance thanks to its 328PS and an impressive 363Nm of torque. It is coupled to a short throw six-speed sports manual gearbox or a seven-speed paddle shift automatic.
"The 370Z is an iconic sports car and the GT Edition underlines its appeal to enthusiasts everywhere, thanks to combination of outstanding performance, dramatic looks and a chassis specifically tuned for Europe," said Pierre Loing, Vice President Product Planning, Nissan International SA.




NISSAN 370Z GT EDITION: A CELEBRATION

May 18, 2011
At a glance
* Special limited edition race-themed Coupé
* Three special body colour choices, side stripes and darkened 19" alloy wheels
* Suspension changes to enhance ride comfort, high speed handling

To celebrate in Nissan's global success in GT racing and 40 years of Z in the UK a special ‘GT Edition' is being unleashed. Offering special body colors, unique GT stripes, darkened 19inch RAYS forged alloy wheels and a number of significant suspension and equipment changes.

The GT Edition recognizes its heritage with a nod to the 1970s and the birth of the original Z car: special side stripes.

Grey ‘GT' stripes running along the flanks of the car contrast with each of the special edition's three body colors - Pearl White, Kuro (metallic) black and Black Rose, the latter shade is exclusive to GT Edition. The exterior is set off by the standard 19inch RAYS forged alloy wheels finished in a dramatic dark anthracite color.

In deference to the higher average speeds routinely enjoyed in Europe, changes to the GT chassis have been engineered by technicians from Nissan Technical Center Europe (NTCE) based in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. The principal modification has been to retune the dampers to provide the ideal balance between ride comfort and high-speed handling.

Equipment changes include the arrival of a rear view parking camera as part of the Premium Connect satellite navigation system and the fitment of a tyre pressure monitoring system. The advanced seven-speed automatic option now has a snow mode which, when applied, sets the car off in second gear and controls engine revs to prevent wheel spin on ice or
Nissan 370z coupe GT edition UK
snow. Refinement is enhanced by revisions to underbody insulation to reduce road noise.

"The 370Z is an iconic sports car and the GT Edition underlines its appeal to enthusiasts everywhere," said Pierre Loing, Vice President Product Planning, Nissan International SA. "The combination of outstanding performance and the dramatic looks of this very special 370Z more than lives up to the heritage of its illustrious forebear while its strong links to the race track shows its true pedigree."

As the name implies, the GT Edition celebrates Nissan's presence in GT racing on the world stage. As well as its continuing commitment to Super GT in Japan, Nissan has been one of the leading lights in the new GT1 World Championship, winning the prestigious Tourist Trophy in 2010 with the fearsome GT-R. The Nissan Z family has been a race winner in the FIA GT4 European Cup since its inception and competes annually in various 24 hour races - the highlight being the Nürburgring 24 hours.

2011 Nissan 370z coupe GT edition The Nissan 370Z GT4 Cup race car has raced toe to toe against competition from Aston Martin, Porsche and BMW across Europe in the real world while it is also the racing gamers' vehicle of choice in the virtual world.

An innovative link with Gran Turismo 5 game for PlayStation® 3 has seen cyber racers compete against each other to win a drive in a real 370Z GT4 cup car. The 2011 GT Academy series, already underway, with on-line gamers ready to swap the virtual world for the real thing.

The best will become part of the Nissan GT Academy, a motor racing
ladder that could take top drivers from local series through the European Blancpain Endurance series right the way to international GT1 World Championship.

The new GT Edition 370Z is available to order from participating 370Z dealers with first deliveries expected from 1 June 2011 and priced from £35,000

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