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5.4 0-60 (Autoweek) CLEARED UP

Old 11-25-2008, 12:29 AM
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Default 5.4 0-60 (Autoweek) CLEARED UP

Just to let everyone know, if you haven't read for yourself the claim made by Autoweek that the 370z ran a 5.4 0-60, please relize that they did NOT test the car, and that time (as well as the 3,220lb weight) were ESTIMATED.

Besides that being off, the article is fairly accurate and offers good looking pics of the car in white or light silver, its hard to tell. But definitely check it out, the profile shot of the car is gorgeous, can't wait to drive one!

P.S. Take that ZZTOPP!!!
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:39 AM
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scans pls?
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C&D's latest issue estimates 5s 0-60 and 13.6s 1/4 mi. I take it as a grain of salt, but they also say the curb weight is around 3350-3400 lbs! No actual figures.
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I really hope those numbers are off. Does not even sound like an improvement over the HR 350Zs.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by DIGItonium View Post
C&D's latest issue estimates 5s 0-60 and 13.6s 1/4 mi. I take it as a grain of salt, but they also say the curb weight is around 3350-3400 lbs! No actual figures.
Those are 07-08 Numbers with a good driver, so I think with a good driver the 370 should break 13.1 ish and break 12 with a great driver. Just my .02
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:43 AM
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What was the 0-60 time for the 03-06 models? I thought those were 5.6 range?
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:34 AM
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When do you think we will see real test's?
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:31 AM
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current nismo can do 5.2 or less. 370Z should do even lower
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:44 AM
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I'll bet this thread is going to start turning into just another version of this one.

https://my350z.com/forum/2009-370z/3...imes-370z.html
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:08 AM
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Again, comparing the 350Z to the 370Z, the 370Z looks like it's only about 75 pounds lighter than a similar 350Z. Nothing special, and not the rumored 200+ pounds.

The engine has a little more torque across the board, and 26 higher peak HP.

These are all improvements, but nothing revolutionary. The 370Z will be faster, but not by boatloads that the dreamers want.

The best method to "guesstimate" the 370Z times actually would be to look at the new G37 sedan times... same engine, same power delivery, same gearing, same transmissions, similar suspension setup, similar chassis... just ~300 pounds heavier. The main variable that's left in the equation would be the 370Z's ability to hook up off the line, compared to the G37. Everything else is already tested.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by trebien View Post
Again, comparing the 350Z to the 370Z, the 370Z looks like it's only about 75 pounds lighter than a similar 350Z. Nothing special, and not the rumored 200+ pounds.

The engine has a little more torque across the board, and 26 higher peak HP.

These are all improvements, but nothing revolutionary. The 370Z will be faster, but not by boatloads that the dreamers want.

The best method to "guesstimate" the 370Z times actually would be to look at the new G37 sedan times... same engine, same power delivery, same gearing, same transmissions, similar suspension setup, similar chassis... just ~300 pounds heavier. The main variable that's left in the equation would be the 370Z's ability to hook up off the line, compared to the G37. Everything else is already tested.
You absolutely right. Even though the new Z is not THAT much more powerful or lighter, I'm sure Nissan Engineered this thing to be quick as hell with what it has, just like the GT-R. So seeing that the G's are running low to flat 5's, the Z will easily be 5 flat but most likely below that.

And yes, I made this thread simply to clarify that the AutoWeek data was simply an estimate, and now it seems Car and Driver also has estimated times too. The REAL TESTED figures are what I can't wait for.
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5.1 sec edmunds tested.
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Call me a party-pooper, but rather than "guesstimating" why don't we just wait for some actual numbers. This is another version of bench-racing and it's just worthless.
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i have a feeling nissan is going to offer the 4.5L V8 in 2-3yrs. thats probably why they didnt bump the Hp from the 3.7L V6.
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Originally Posted by ttbbsolid View Post
5.1 sec edmunds tested.
MotorTrend = 0-60 in 4.7....
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Those Motortrend stats made me poop myself, i'm so excite!!!!

Went back to the SF Auto Show for the second time today..... just as sexy
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Originally Posted by ttbbsolid View Post
5.1 sec edmunds tested.
They mention 4.9 sec with 1' rollout. I'm not sure if typical magazine times inlcude this 1' rollout as well.
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Originally Posted by bigdog1250 View Post
Just to let everyone know, if you haven't read for yourself the claim made by Autoweek that the 370z ran a 5.4 0-60, please relize that they did NOT test the car, and that time (as well as the 3,220lb weight) were ESTIMATED.

Besides that being off, the article is fairly accurate and offers good looking pics of the car in white or light silver, its hard to tell. But definitely check it out, the profile shot of the car is gorgeous, can't wait to drive one!

P.S. Take that ZZTOPP!!!
I did post that it was an estimate...maybe you should read a bit more carefully next time....that way you won't make such a fool of yourself, acting you've uncovered some secret plot to discredit the 370Z.
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The guy in the auto-X forum weighed a base 370Z.

2009 base weight:

Per the B Stock 350Z drivers instructions, 3/4 tank of fuel, no spare, jack or tools.

3246lbs
56% front

LF 886 RF 939
LR 737 RR 685

I did not level the scales, since it was not a Sport I was not going to waste a lot of time on it, but the total is still good.

Weight with spare/tools/jack 3289.
It's heavier than I though it would be.
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Originally Posted by JCSVT View Post
The guy in the auto-X forum weighed a base 370Z.



It's heavier than I though it would be.

not good
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