First of all I need to start with an apology. You see, it’s Sunday morning and the great country roads of the New Forest aren’t far from me so it seemed like a great idea to go out into the countryside for a drive. When I got there I noticed there were lots of people dressed smartly, carrying bunches of flowers and transporting people older than themselves around in their cars. Then it dawned on me it was Mothers’ Day and those who weren’t going out for Sunday lunch in a country pub were having a nice quiet drive or going for a walk. And here I was in the brilliantly unsubtle Nissan 370Z Nismo itching to find even half a mile of clear forest road that wasn’t adorned with appreciative offspring. Therefore, if I startled your mother then I am very sorry. It took some searching, but eventually I managed to leave the crowds behind and find out what the 370Z Nismo really has to offer…
Quite simply, what a car. I had expected it was going to be good, long before it even arrived, and I was certainly not disappointed. It’s a genuine head turner in the truest sense of the phrase, with people of all ages and tastes stopping to gawp at its outrageously sporting looks. Even people who don’t normally turn their heads to look at cars will feel the need to do so, even if it’s just to see what all the noise is about.
I also noticed a great deal of what I shall call ‘Z-erarderie’; the immense appreciation from drivers of other Nissan ‘Z cars’, however old and scarred their own cars were, they felt like they were in the club with me. These are clearly people who are genuine enthusiasts, with no malice or jealously that someone was driving around in a better, newer shiner incarnation of their car. They were simply glad it existed and could be enjoyed almost collectively, and that pretty much sums up what this car is all about: you’ll be buying a car you’ll love, and so will everyone else. I therefore urge you to go forth and fulfil your public duty.