Category Archive: Nissan

Feb 12

Infiniti ETHEREA Concept

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Infiniti ETHEREA Concept

The Infiniti ETHEREA Concept is a highly compact vehicle with no-compromise hybrid power and maximum driving pleasure.  The ETHEREA is space efficient and practical thanks to a new mechanical layout and innovative access arrangements. Its dynamic character and highly sculptural, near mono-volume form provide a silhouette unlike anything currently in the class.

Feb 09

Road Test: 2010 Nissan 370Z Coupe – 40th Anniversary Edition

Text / Images: Iain Shankland

Last time out we drove the 370Z Roadster. This week I’ve got the Coupe – the 40th Anniversary Edition no less!  So is it much different? To be honest – it’s the same but different. The two are so close that this is more of a “Point-Out-The-Differences” type of a review. Where the two cars differ though, they are significant – so read on…..

As the Z has gone through its various upgrades and changes, it got bigger and heavier, but the 2010 version is actually shorter and lighter than last year’s model. They look almost identical, but the new one saves weight by using aluminum instead of steel for the hood, roof and doors.

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Jan 19

Road Test: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

Text / Images: Iain Shankland

It been a while coming, but I finally managed to get behind the wheel of Nissan’s iconic Z sport car. The last time I was in one – as a passenger – was about 25 years ago! This week not only do I get to drive it, but I get to drive the all-new version – the 2010 370Z Roadster (next week I’m driving the 40th Anniversary 370Z Coupe, so come back to find out about that!).

Has the Z really been around that long? 1970 – that was the first model year – way back when Nissan were called Datsun. I remember the Datsun 240Z – it was one of those cars everyone loved the second they saw it. Powered by a 2.4 liter in-line 6 cylinder producing 150 hp, it was only available with a 4-speed manual transmission, (that ruled out about 98% of the American population as potential purchasers – they only know how to use the right foot when driving). As the Z went through its various upgrades and changes, it got heavier and heavier as well as more and more expensive. After a brief sabbatical, the Z returned to North America (it continued to be sold elsewhere) as the 350Z in 2002. Now we have the 370Z – the best one yet!

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