Here s some great news to start your week: The Nissan 370Z has officially been spotted on Philippine soil. We saw the sports car firsthand in its Nismo form during the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show. At the time, Nissan Philippines already hinted at a future launch for the 370Z, but also clarified that units won t be available until late 2019. We re way past that mark by now we re well into the third month of 2020 but we re just glad that the 370Z s entry into the local market is finally happening.
Full screen 1 10 Read more on:Nissan370Z The Nissan 370Z is old. Really old. In sports car terms, it s prehistoric. The 370Z was revealed way back in 2008 11 years ago, history fans and was basically a thorough update and restyle of the 350Z sports car. Which dated back to 2003. Apparently Henry VIII had one, in orange.Nissan s burly rear wheel drive V6 coupe is still going if not strong and it s stuck around long enough to pay tribute to its great great grandad. Meet the Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition, which marks a whole five decades since Nissan s predecessor Datsun first revealed the 240Z. That s the genesis of Nissan s sports car heritage.
That s where a new production Nissan LEAF NISMO could change the global EV landscape. First of all, NISMO (NISsan MOtorsports) is Nissan s motorsports and in house tuning division where they produce hotter versions of their regular cars like the Juke, Juke RS, 370Z and GT R models. So why not a LEAF NISMO?It could be coming sooner than you think. Nissan will bring a new LEAF NISMO concept hot hatch to the 45th Tokyo Motor Show and it will be a smart thing if they actually bring it to production. It s not only smart, it would be brilliant. Automakers have used their high performance models to bring in buyers to their showrooms for decades. Nissan will likely be doing it with a hotter version of the LEAF EV.