The Nissan 350Z is a two-seat sports car that was manufactured from 2002 to 2009. Known as the Nissan 'Fairlady' Z Z33 in Japan, this particular model debuted as a coupe and then later expanded into the roadster version the following year. Since its development, the Nissan 350Z coupe has developed five different versions; Coupe or Base Model, Enthusiast, Performance, Touring, and Trac. While the roadster version of the vehicle only branched out into the Enthusiast and Touring trim levels.
History of the Nissan 350Z
The Nissan 350Z initially wasn’t expected to be developed, at least in its current form. The first design, the Nissan 240Z which was produced for the Detroit Auto Show in 1998, was considered too underpowered and “retro” for the taste of the car company. So they went back to the drawing board and in 2002 the Z concept car was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show yet again. This time, the design was a hit and with a couple of minor changes the vehicle became the 350Z. With a front to mid engine and rear wheel drive, this two seat version has the typical “long hood” that many earlier versions of the Nissan 350Z featured. The exterior design also boasts the sloping “fastback” style roof, the high waistline and bulging fenders. In contrast, the interior design is somewhat straightforward with brushed aluminum highlights. While there is no glove compartment box, there are plenty of storage areas between the two seats.
It is the engine however that has garnered the most attention for the Nissan 350Z. Boasting a whopping 287hp, the 350Z is in the class of power vehicles that generally cost twice as much, if not more. The 6200 rpm is certainly quite powerful for this vehicle and it creates excitement just to drive it on the test track. With all of its features combined, its little wonder that the Nissan 350Z was a standout hit, appealing to those who love performance cars without having to shell out a great deal of money. While the overall style hints at the “retro” feel, the greater truth is that the Nissan 350Z has struck a cord with modern drivers thanks to its advancements. In addition to the aluminum frame, the Nissan 350Z has benefited from having access to lightweight carbon fiber automotive parts.
Nissan 350Z & Carbon Fiber Technology
As with many vehicles over the past decade, the Nissan 350Z has benefited from the advancement of carbon fiber technology. Thousands of strands of carbon are bonded together in a twill weave pattern to create carbon fiber or CF automotive parts that are more than twice as strong as steel, have greater impact resistance, yet weigh less than 1/4th the amount. Scopione carbon fiber automotive parts are available for the Nissan 350Z series as well as many other makes and models of automobiles and motorcycles. You can go through the online catalog of aftermarket parts or contact the friendly, courteous staff at Scopione to find the carbon fiber auto part you need for your Nissan 350Z or many other vehicles and motorcycles.