You see, where the 370Z misses out in agility and personality like the FR-S or BRZ, the Nismo tuning department makes up for it with wings and suspension bits and a shiny red paint job. Yes, it was red. I like red.
And there is a bit of noise on the highway. Otherwise, the interior is well-finished even without navigation or Bluetooth, and it’s definitely more spacious than comparable roadsters.
And did I mention it looks good? Because it looks freakin’ good. And it was red; nice and flashy, just how I like it.
But that’s what makes it so damn fantastic. It’s an ok road car, but it’s a perfect track toy— and a cheap(er) alternative at that.
I mean, what other track toys can you get for under $50K? A Boss 302, maybe. Or a Camaro 1LE, although I wouldn’t suggest it. Oh, how about you go and buy that $45,000 Mini? No? Nissan 370Z Nismo it is then.
Engine: 3.7L V6
Price (as tested): $47,000
Affordable track toy
Wind noise at speed