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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Nissan 370Z

Overall verdict
Automotive ‘soul’ coupled to tail-happy dynamics and a meaty V6 powerplant.


Old-school charm, new-school power, all-round entertainment


A bit pricey to run, engine is rather drony


What is it?

It is a handsome, brutish and striking front-engined rear-wheel-drive sports coupe hewn from the rock of old school. The 370Z is bigger and tauter than its 350Z predecessor and has refined that car’s wayward raucousness by adding a touch of refinement. 

But it’s still a 3.7-litre V6 with 326bhp, a roaring soundtrack and a tail-happy chassis. Even better is a huge price cut that makes it even more of a bargain. Admit it, at £27,860, you’re sorely tempted. As for the far more expensive Nismo - its appeal is a bit less clear cut.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
3.7 V6 [344] Nismo 3dr
5.2s 248g/km 26.6 344 £37,620
The cheapest
3.7 V6 [328] 3dr
5.3s 248g/km 26.6 328 £27,430
The greenest
3.7 V6 [328] GT 3dr Auto
5.6s 245g/km 26.9 328 £34,030
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