The 370Z is powered by a VQ37VHR 3.7L V6 engine and can be ordered with Nissan's SynchroRev Match, which automatically "blips" the throttle when downshifting to remove the need for heel-and-toe footwork. It received a significant facelift as part of a 2013 model refresh.
Nissan had partnered with EA as a part of their marketing strategy by introducing this car into Need for Speed: Undercover before its release as well as the Takedown mini-series by EA to help advertise the car.
This resulted in players having the chance to drive the car in-game before it hit the streets.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The 370Z made its debut in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 3 car, which is unlocked upon completing the Job event "Nick of Time". It costs $92,500. It is the first car that the player gets to drive - in the opening sequence where they have to escape from the TCBPD.
The Nissan 370Z is a well performing tier 3 vehicle. It can reach a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h) in its stock form.
It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases as a multiplayer only car with a price tag of $49,000.
Need for Speed: Shift
The Nissan 370Z appears as a tier 2 with a 5.10 car rating and price tag of $55,000 in Need for Speed: Shift. It is purchasable in the car dealership upon the player collecting thirty stars. The car can be Works converted in both titles
In both instalments, the main strengths of the 370Z are acceleration and top speed. Similar to the Nissan 350Z, it may fishtail in corners although it is not difficult to control.
Need for Speed: Nitro
Zarinah, the top racer in Singapore, drives a 370Z in all the location's Silver Cup race events except for the Drift Challenge, Time Attack, and Speed Trap events. In addition, Zarinah's 370Z can also be seen in her profile video, albeit without a custom body kit, custom hood, roof scoop and spoiler.
Zarinah's 370Z can be unlocked as a collectable car for use in both Arcade Mode and Career Mode, once all stars are obtained in all Singapore Silver Cup events.
Need for Speed: World
The 370Z previously had a slightly lower top speed and slower acceleration compared to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, but handled better. However, it also had a poor nitrous boost.
On July 17, 2012, the Nissan 370Z underwent several performance improvements. Its standard top speed was raised to 157 mph (253 km/h). Even though its acceleration enhancement was minimal and remains less powerful than other C class Nissans like the 350Z, its handling was improved. The 370Z is faster in corners than the Nissan Silvia (S15) because of more precise steering.
It is an average car overall with handling being its best trait. Upgrades might be useful to make it more competitive in races. The 370Z is also a mediocre performer in pursuits.
Before August 22, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 20 or above and cost 250,000. On April 30, 2015, its price was lowered from 700,000 as part of the End of the World event.
The Shard style is a rental car that can be leased for 150. It was made available on June 28, 2010 during the sixth closed beta session.
The B-Spec style is a Best in Class car that costs 6900. It was released on January 11, 2013.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
The racer vehicle can only be unlocked through redeeming a promotional Dr. Pepper code and is only available for the Xbox 360 release. The SCPD unit is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 30,000 cop bounty.
In pursuits, the 370Z can sustain damage well due to its durability. It performs well in most races although players may find some cars such as the Subaru Impreza WRX STI to be better.
|Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) - Statistics|
|Dr. Pepper promotional code||Sports Series||CLASSIFIED||$30,410||RWD|
|Earn 30,000 cop bounty||Traffic Police||332 bhp @ 7,000 rpm||CLASSIFIED||2009|
Shift 2: Unleashed
The 370Z appears in Shift 2: Unleashed with a price of $33,200 and C 600 performance rating. Its handling is rated 3.33.
Need for Speed: The Run
To unlock the stock model, players must obtain a bronze medal in every Nevada Dreams challenge. Nikki's car is unlocked upon beating her during stage 3. Mila's car will be available upon the player defeating her in stage 9.
The AEM 370Z is drivable in the AEM Challenge Series and unlocked for any other game mode after the player completes the AEM challenge series. The Underground is only available in the Underground Challenge Series pre-order and the Heroes and Villains pack.
The stock variant is one of the quickest tier 2 cars. Its top speed comes close to that of the BMW 1 Series M Coupé. The 370Z also has a decent acceleration and a "Normal" handling rating.
Nikki's and Mila's cars as well as the Underground variant have a power output of 478 bhp at 7,200 rpm. They can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and capable hitting 195 mph (319 km/h) as top speed. Each of the vehicles have a responsive and controllable handling, which is rated "Easy". The player may find any of these cars useful in The Run mode.
The "AEM" variant is very similar to the other tier 4 cars although its engine produces 482 bhp at 7,200 rpm.
A tier 5 variant is included in the Signature Edition Booster pack and is featured as the Venom Signature Edition.
- Hector Maio in Need for Speed: Undercover owns a customised 370Z.
- The AEM Challenge Series in Need for Speed: The Run can be unlocked upon entering the code "aemintakes" at the cheat codes screen.
- The Nissan 370Z in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) can be selected with either a Black Cherry, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Black, Monterey Blue, Pearl White, Platinum Graphite, or Solid Red body paint colour.