[Today in 2002]Revival! Nissan launches new Fairlady Z, price starts from 3 million yen | MOBY [モビー]

New model of Fairlady Z to be released

Nissan Fairlady Z Version S 2002 model

On July 30, 2002, Nissan released the Z33 type sports car “Fairlady Z”.

The 4th generation Fairlady Z (Z32 type), the predecessor of the Fairlady Z, ended production in August 2000, and was temporarily out of print, but it was released again after a blank period of about 2 years.

We will make a new debut as a sports car with three features of “high performance”, “design” and “high value”.

The new Fairlady Z starts at about 5.24 million yen

A new sports car for the 21st century, expressing the Fairlady Z

Nissan Fairlady Z Version S 2002 model

Nissan says that the Z33 Fairlady Z has adopted the concept of “flat ride sports” with the aim of achieving new sports performance that anyone in the world can enjoy sports driving.

Adopting the “New FR Sports Package”, we have created a driving environment that allows for less line of sight movement and delicate driving operations, and provides sports performance that allows you to enjoy high-dimensional driving at will.

The package is suitable for sports cars, such as sports tires with the largest diameter in its class, front and rear weight distribution optimized for front 53: rear 47, low center of gravity, class-leading aerodynamic performance, and driving position suitable for sports driving. ..

Nissan Fairlady Z 2002 model VQ35DE type engine

In addition, it is equipped with a newly developed 3.5-liter V-type 6-cylinder engine “VQ35DE” that generates large torque from low rotation, combined with a newly developed 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, and uses forged aluminum parts. It adopts a high-performance sports unit, such as a multi-link suspension and a Brembo brake system for higher grades. It is said to have pursued the ideal image of a 21st century sports car.

In terms of design, the exterior eliminates waste to create a new, lively sports car, while the interior features a cabin that combines a driver’s space with a tight sports car feel. Pursuing high-quality car manufacturing, it announced that it has achieved performance, design, and sensible quality that exceeds expectations from the price.

Nissan Fairlady Z Version S 2002 model

All grades are 2WD (FR), and in addition to the base grade, the grades are “Version T”, “Version S”, and “Version ST”. “Version S” and “Version ST” are set only for the 6-speed manual transmission. The suggested retail price excluding tax is 3,000,000 yen to 3,600,000 yen.

Car name Suggested retail price (excluding tax)
Fairlady Z 6MT: 3,000,000 yen
5M-ATx: 3,100,000 yen
Fairlady Z Version T 6MT: 3,300,000 yen
5M-ATx: 3,400,000 yen
Fairlady Z Version S 6MT: 3,300,000 yen
Fairlady Z Version ST 6 MT: 3,600,000 yen

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Nissan Fairlady Z Version NISMO

The 5th generation Z33 Fairlady Z has been on sale for about 6 years from July 30, 2002 to the full model change on December 1, 2008. On October 1, 2003, the year after the coupe body was released, the soft top “Fairlady Z Roadster” was also released.

The Z33 type Fairlady Z was declared to “evolve every year” when it debuted, and an improved model appeared every year as declared. The engine was originally equipped with a VQ35DE type engine, but it was changed to a VQ35HR type with a minor change. As a result, the performance has been refined year by year, such as increasing to 313 horsepower.

In January 2007, NISMO and Otec jointly developed the high-performance complete car “Version NISMO” with significantly improved body performance, which was well received. This version of NISMO has been added to the successor model Z34 released in December 2008, and the new Fairlady Z that appeared in August 2021 is also waiting for the appearance of version NISMO.

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