For this generation, Nissan replaced the VG engine lineup of the 300ZX with a single 3.5 litre VQ35DE V6 engine. The styling of the 350Z was influenced by the Datsun 240Z.
In September 2005, the 350Z received a minor facelift.
- 1 Games
- 1.1 Need for Speed: Underground
- 1.2 Need for Speed: Underground 2
- 1.3 Need for Speed: Underground Rivals
- 1.4 Need for Speed: Most Wanted
- 1.5 Need for Speed: Carbon
- 1.6 Need for Speed: Undercover
- 1.7 Need for Speed: World
- 1.8 Need for Speed: Heat
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Gallery
- 4 References
Need for Speed: Underground
A variant with a promotional Rob Zombie paint job is unlocked upon collecting 1,110,500 style points. In the last event of Underground Mode, the player must race against Melissa in her 350Z which can be unlocked for Quick Race upon collecting 2,500,000 style points.
The 350Z can be driven in the PC demo of Need for Speed: Underground with a total of six available variants that can be selected.
Need for Speed: Underground 2
The 350Z appears in Need for Speed: Underground 2 after Rachel lends her modified 350Z to the player for a short time at the beginning of the game. The stock version of the car is unlocked upon winning URL race 9 during stage 4 of the career mode.
The 350Z is featured with quick acceleration and a high top speed but also prone to fishtailing under hard cornering. With maxed out performance, the 350Z is one of the few cars in the game that are capable of going faster than 220 mph (354 km/h).
|Unlock||Complete URL Race 9 in Stage 4|
|0 - 60 mph||0 - 100 mph||Top Speed||Torque||Power|
|Stock||6.16 seconds||13.94 seconds||155.0 mph (249 km/h)||272.7 ft-lb||287.1 bhp|
|Fully Upgraded||3.76 seconds||7.96 seconds||222.0 mph (357 km/h)||415.7 ft-lb||523.9 bhp|
The 350Z can be driven in the PC demo of Need for Speed: Underground 2 with a total of four available variants that can be selected.
Need for Speed: Underground Rivals
The 350Z appears in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals with a price tag of $54,000 and can be unlocked after winning 89 events.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The 350Z can be found in the game files of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, although only vinyls, performance parts, and police radio chatter dedicated to the car are included. In the PlayStation 2 demo release, a manufacturer and model logo can be found.
Need for Speed: Carbon
It is useful along bendy routes, but nitrous is needed for decent straight-line performance.
The stock 350Z is unlocked for purchase in the Career mode depending on the player's chosen career path:
- Exotic: Win the "North Broadway" event in Starlight Strip, Silverton
- Muscle: Win the "Blackwell Road" event in Canmor Downs, Silverton
- Tuner: Take over Diamond Hills, Silverton
Once unlocked, it can be purchased from any Car Lot for 70,000 cash.
Top Speed 3.8
Neville drives a 350Z as part of the crew in the tuner career path of the Career mode, if the player drives a tier 3 car.
Top Speed 3.8
Need for Speed: Undercover
The 350Z appears in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases of Need for Speed: Undercover with a price tag of $40,000. It is unlocked with a higher progression in the career mode.
Need for Speed: World
Most notable trait of it is its acceleration and its decent nitrous speed boost. There are some handling issues because of its heavy steering before May 1, 2012, which was greatly improved with more reactive steering. Understeer at high speed is still perceptible but occurs less frequently than before.
It is best used in high-speed tracks, where its acceleration can be used effectively.
|Stock: 387 (D class)||Maximum: 561 (B class)|
The Underground 2 style is an NFS Classic car that costs 2600. It was initially released on February 1, 2011.
It was initially released as a rental car that can be leased for 150. It was later made available for purchase with SpeedBoost on March 2, 2011, with a it later being offered for purchase with ingame cash on July 26, 2011.
Before August 22, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 22 or above and costed 300,000.
It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts. It was based on the box art variation of Rachel Teller's Nissan 350Z featured in Need for Speed: Underground 2.
Need for Speed: Heat
The 350Z Legends Edition '03 is added to the player's garage upon completing all Drift story missions alongside being unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for 51,000. The car's heritage as a Legends Edition stems from it being Rachel Teller's car in Need for Speed: Underground 2.
It has a customisation rating of zero and can not be visually customised in any manner, but can be equipped with performance parts.
HIGH SPEED 2.1
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 287
0-60 MPH [s] 5.63
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 274
TOP SPEED [mph] 170
|Customisation (Rating: 0/10) This vehicle can not be visually altered|
Engine Swaps (10 Available)
276 hp 1.3L Wankel
[hp] 276 / 725
287 hp 3.5L V6
[hp] 287 / 914
306 hp 3.5L V6
[hp] 306 / 913
350 hp 3.7L V6
[hp] 350 / 955
345 hp 4.0L V8
[hp] 345 / 1,009
591 hp 3.8L V6
[hp] 591 / 1,068
570 hp 4.5L V8
[hp] 570 / 1,118
600 hp 2.0L I4 Hybrid
[hp] 600 / 1,089
646 hp 3.5L V6
[hp] 646 / 1,169
523 hp Forged 3.5L V6
[hp] 523 / 1,081
- In the PC release of Need for Speed: Underground, players may enter the cheat code 350350z after entering the Statistics menu and pressing the delete button. This will unlock the 350Z for Quick Race play. Entering the cheat code gotcharobzombie will unlock the Rob Zombie variant.
- Rachel's 350Z is featured on the box art for Need for Speed: Underground 2.
- Rachel's 350Z is featured with a unique gold vinyl in the Japan-exclusive Need for Speed: Underground 2 Sha-Do release.
- In Need for Speed: Heat, the 350Z Legends Edition is naturally aspirated but is based on a character's car that was turbocharged in Need for Speed: Underground 2.
- Article: ea.com (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at: https://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed/need-for-speed-heat/news/nfs-heat-car-list
- Article: gtplanet.net (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: https://www.gtplanet.net/need-for-speed-heat-car-list/
|Need for Speed: Underground - Vehicles|
|Cars||Acura Integra Type R · Acura RSX · Dodge Neon · Ford Focus · Honda Civic Si · Honda S2000 · Hyundai Tiburon GT · Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RX-7 · Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX · Mitsubishi Lancer · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Peugeot 206 · Subaru Impreza · Toyota Celica · Toyota Supra · Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|Traffic||Civil Car · Fire Truck · Pickup Truck · SUV · Taxi · Van|
|Need for Speed: Underground 2 - Vehicles|
|Cars||Acura RSX* · Audi A3 · Audi TT · Ford Focus · Ford Mustang GT · Honda Civic Si* · Hyundai Tiburon GT · Infiniti G35 · Lexus IS 300 · Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RX-7 · Mazda RX-8 · Mitsubishi 3000GT · Mitsubishi Eclipse · Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Peugeot 106** · Peugeot 206 · Pontiac GTO · Subaru Impreza WRX · Toyota Celica · Toyota Corolla · Toyota Supra · Vauxhall Corsa 1.8** · Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|SUV||Cadillac Escalade · Hummer H2 · Lincoln Navigator|
|Traffic||Bus · Civil Car · Fire Truck · Hatchback · Minivan · Pickup Truck · SUV · Taxi · Van|
|* NTSC release, ** PAL release|
|Need for Speed: Most Wanted - Cut Content|
|Cars||Ambulance · BMW M3 (E46) · Camper · Multipoint · Nissan 350Z|