The Z car, once Nissan's (or Datsun's) great contribution to the sports car world, is now overshadowed by its bigger, brawnier cousin, the GT-R. But despite the GT-R's world-beating performance, the Nissan 370Z remains a worthwhile and engaging sports car--especially for those without a world-beating budget.
Price isn't the 2013 370Z's only strong suit, though it remains a relative performance bargain, offering the speed and capability of some $50,000 cars for a price ranging between $33,000 and $45,000.
Three primary variants of the 370Z are sold for the 2013 model year: the Coupe, the Roadster, and the NISMO. The Coupe and Roadster share the same core specifications and equipment, with the obvious difference of a power-retractable soft top on the Roadster, while the NISMO upgrades engine performance, suspension calibration, brakes, and aerodynamics to yield an even sharper, more focused performance car.
Under the hood of the 2013 Nissan 370Z, you'll find the familiar 3.7-liter...