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-Mike Kojima Editor motoIQ.com/370Z.com
Nissan 370Z 6-Speed Manual Transmission Parts Dyno Test, We Test Stillen's Exhaust System and High Flow Cats With Technosquare's ECU Reflash
by Mike Kojima
For our test mule, we used the Killer Bee, the yellow 370Z that was our May feature car. The Killer Bee is a sports package 6-speed manual transmission 370 that was returned to stock for our evaluation. We will be evaluating more parts on the Killer Bee in the near future so stay tuned! In stock trim the Killer Bee slung out 262 whp at 7000 rpm and 210 lb/ft of torque at 4600 rpm. The VQ37VHR engine exhibited the typical wide flat torque curve and nice linear power curve that the VQ37VHR is becoming renowned for.
by Charlie Barnes
370Z.com Staff Report
In response to our uses requests, 370Z.com has upgraded our forums to help build our community of hard core 370Z lovers. To set us apart from the other 370Z forums we will strive to keep our 370Z forum a high signal to noise ratio, friendly place for the 370Z enthusiast. Our highly qualified and experienced staff will work to give the true no BS answers to a lot of the questions 370Z enthusiasts may raise about a myriad of subjects. Unlike the other forums, we have inside technical connections with Nissan, Nissan Motorsports, Nismo and the Nissan Performance aftermarket.
Our upgraded forum now features the same interactive functions as popular forum formats with a much more intuitive, easy to use format. Please feel free join our community and enjoy!
-The 370Z.com staff
Nissan to launch hybrid 370Z sports car in 2011? (updated, new info! 5/28/09) by Mike Kojima
The Nissan 370Z hybrid will be powered by a version of the VQ engine displacing 3.7 liters and an electric motor. A hybrid drive system will use two separate clutches, one between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor with another clutch between the electric motor and the drive wheels. This system will optimize performance and efficiency depending on operating conditions. The new hybrid system will also feature a full plug in EV mode for city type conditions where charging stations are available to maximize economy.
Nissan’s 370Z VQ37VHR Cylinder Head and VVEL Continually Variable Cam Timing Technology(NEW VIDEO) by Mike Kojima
The unique VVEL system completely controls the intake valves opening and closing events. The VVEL system is exceedingly complicated using two separate rotating shafts driving links that operate eccentrics activating a valve activating reciprocating rocker arm that takes the place of the traditional cam lobe.
370Z.com Feature: The KillerBee(NEW VIDEO!) by Jeff Naeyaert
The beginning of a project often begins with a disaster. The owner of this Nissan 370Z was previously into Mitsubishi EVO’s having a nice example of an EVO IX. The EVO was totaled in an unfortunate rear ender leaving our owner with a chance to pursue a new dream with a brand new car. READ ON!
Nissan 370Z Auto Tranny Performance Part Dyno Thrash-a-thon! We Test Stillen's cold air intake, exhaust, Berk high flow cats, Technosquare ECU reflash by Mike Kojima
We strove for accuracy and repeatability in our testing. We did all of our testing during one day. We used standard SAE correction. We thoroughly warmed up the VQ37VHR engine and the drivetrain by driving the car on the dyno at speed for about 10 minutes to warm the engine, transmission and differential oil (this car is equipped with Technosquare’s oil cooler kit) as well.
Nissan's 350 hp Nismo 370Z Model Due in June!
by Sarah Forst
The Nismo 370Z is not only a looker but as you would expect from Nismo, has functional performance improvements over the base 370Z as well. The Nismo 370Z comes with an exclusive, unique and functional body kit that is not available as a Nismo accessory at the dealership. The wind tunnel tuned and racing-inspired body lines are fierce with sculptural fenders, upswept quarter windows, vertical door handles, and aluminum hood, door panels, and hatchback.