In the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), Nissan showcased a host of Nismo vehicles. This included the Juke, GT-R, and 370Z. During that same show, the Japanese automaker also announced that the Nissan 370Z will soon arrive in the Philippine market. Though no specific date has been given during the show, it’s now safe to say that the much-awaited sports car is arriving sooner than you think.
These photos show that the Nissan 370Z is indeed in Philippine shores. Two variants are shown: the 370Z Premium and 370Z Nismo. Because these sports cars are powered by a 3.7-liter naturally-aspirated V6, the 370Z will be exempted from tariffs thanks to the Japan Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). As a recap, JPEPA does not impose tariffs on vehicles that are manufactured in Japan with an engine size of 3,500 cc and above. With that in mind, expect the 370Z to be quite affordable for a sports car.
First unveiled in 2008 for the 2009 model year, the Nissan 370Z is the stablemate of the Nissan GT-R. Almost every component in the 370Z has been redesigned from its predecessor: the 350Z. Through the use of more advanced materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber, the 370Z weighs less than its predecessor.
As mentioned, under the hood of the 370Z is a 3.7-liter naturally-aspirated V6 engine. It produces 332 hp and 365 Nm of torque for the standard 370Z and 350 hp and 374 Nm of torque for the Nismo variant. A 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic are your transmission choices. We still don’t know at this point what transmission will these engines be mated to for our market.
The Nissan 370Z is expected to launch this week after a series of track events in Clark International Speedway. With that in mind, are you excited about the arrival of Nissan’s iconic 370Z sports car?