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Nissan 350Z

The Nissan 350Z (known as Nissan Fairlady Z Z33 in Japan) is a two seat sports car that was manufactured by Nissan from 2002 to 2009 and marks the fifth generation (codename: Z33) of Nissan's Z-car line. The 350Z entered production in late 2002 and was sold and marketed as a 2003 model. The first year there was only a coupe, as the roadster did not debut until the following year. Initially, the coupe came in base, Enthusiast, Performance, Touring and Track versions, while the roadster was limited to Enthusiast and Touring trim levels. The Track trim came with lightweight wheels and Brembo brakes, but its suspension tuning was the same as all other coupes. The Nissan 350Z has been succeeded by the 370Z for the 2009 model year.

On Top Gear

  • Season 2 Episode 8 - Clarkson reviewed the 2003 coupe model and was not impressed.
  • Season 6 Episode 8 - Hammond brought the roadster model along to a convertible comparison film segment. He really enjoyed his time behind the wheel. However, Clarkson & May were not impressed.

Nissan 370Z


The Nissan 370Z (known as the Fairlady Z Z34 in Japan) is a 2-door, 2-seater sports car (S-segment in Europe) manufactured by Nissan Motor Company. It was announced on October 29, 2006 and was first shown at an event in Los Angeles ahead of the 2008 Greater LA Auto Show, before being officially unveiled at the show itself. The 370Z is the sixth-generation of the Nissan Z-car line, succeeding the 350Z.

On Top Gear

  • Season 13 Episode 6 - The 370Z GT is compared by Clarkson to the BMW Z4 on the Top Gear airfield.
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