Shuttle launches for the USA take place in Cape Canaveral, Florida. However, at 6:02 last night, one happened in Miami. Was there a count down? Nope. Did the passenger know how much torque the vehicle has? No, but she does now. The engine of the new 2010 Nissan 370z revved and suddenly the outside world became a green blur. Yup, serious power from a Nissan and not a GTR...a Z! With a price tag a good $20,000 cheaper than a Porsche Cayman and the same power, the Z is a new dream car.
It didn't hurt being my favorite color of electric blue either. It was so stunning, in fact, that one lady tried to crash into us because she was staring at the car. Another driver, a Mercedes, nearly rear ended the Ferrari in front of him while flooding his car with envious drool. Can't blame the poor sucker.
As beautiful as it was outside, the Z's engine, with over 380 horses, delivers a roar reminiscent of the Infinity G-35. The coolest aspect of the car was the self matching RPMs for down shifting. While decelerating from 4th to 3rd gears, no touch of the gas pedal is necessary . It would be the perfect car to teach someone to drive stick in...one less thing to worry about initially. But this car is definitely not for beginners. The stiff suspension and bucket like seats made the car feel like a street rocket. As for me, I can't wait to get launched again.