When pursuing a new car, Nissan should definitely not be forgotten. Nissan offers three different sports car models all ranging in price, making a Nissan with a little zip affordable for just about anybody. Below are three different Nissan model sports cars that are arranged in order of affordability.
The 370Z Coupe offered from Nissan is their most affordable sports car. With a starting price tag of under $30,000 this 26 MPG highway two-door is sleek and smooth looking. The 2017 370Z Nismo Coupe has an exhilarating 350 horsepower powered by a 3.7 liter V6. The base model Nissan 370Z has the same motor and a 6-speed manual transmission. A twin intake system is standard on all models, as well as Nissan’s direct injection system. Iridium tipped spark plugs are also standard, along with the electric drive-by-wire throttle. The Nismo edition comes with a tuned dual exhaust with an H-pipe configuration. The 370Z Nismo starts at $41,990.
The Roadster version of the 370Z comes in three different distinct models: the 370Z, the 370Z Touring, and the 370Z Touring Sport.
All three models come equipped with the 3.7L DOHC 24 Valve aluminum alloy V6 engine. This gives each model 332 horse power at 7,000 RPM and 270 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 RPM. The motor redlines at 7,500 RPM. Twin air intake systems, electric drive-by-wire throttle, and a carbon fiber composite driveshaft all come standard. A six-speed manual transmission is optional on the Touring and Touring Sports models only. A 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode using paddle shifters is standard on the 370Z roadster base model. All three have 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist standard. Aluminum alloy double wishbone suspension, four links aluminum alloy rear suspension, and sport-tuned shock absorbers are standard on all three models as well. Vehicle speed sensitive power steering is a plus that all three roadster models offer.
These are roadster models so keep in mind that a power soft-top convertible with a glass window is also standard. Lighted steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB iPod connection, and auxiliary audio/video input let you play what you want.
The Nissan GT-R is a beast of a sports car starting at $109,990 MSRP. It truly is Nissan’s Super Car. Offered in GT-R Premium, (price above,) GT-R Track Edition, ($127,990) and the GT-R Nismo, ($174,990., these supercars are just that – super fast. The Nismo GT-R has a whopping 600 horsepower thanks to the 3.8-liter high capacity twin-turbocharged V6. The base model is no slug either. The same motor as the Nismo Track edition yet the Premium GT-R pushes out only 565 horses. Not really a bummer. Double overhead camshafts are set up with a continuously variable valve timing control system as standard on the intake valves. Plasma sprayed bores create a low friction yet high endurance aluminum cylinder block. Aluminum pistons help to keep overall weight down.
Nissan is here and here to stay. If power is what you’re after, luxury or a little of both, think Nissan. These cars are fast and sleek. Check one out for yourself.