Produced from 2003 to 2008 as a coupe and 2004 to 2009 as a roadster, the Nissan 350Z represents the fifth production cycle of Nissan's Z-car series. A main characteristic of the sports performance-oriented vehicle is its versions of the Japanese automaker's VQ engine.
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The Nissan 350Z's engines have a V-shaped, six-cylinder design and 24-valve double-overhead camshaft configuration. They use a sequential electronic fuel-injection system.
With its debut in 2003, the 350Z started off with a VQ35DE engine that pumps out 287 horsepower. For 2005, Nissan introduced a "35th Anniversary and Track" version of the VQ35DE that generates 300 horsepower. The Anniversary engine replaced the 287-horsepower one for 2006; and for 2007, Nissan replaced it with the VQ35HR, which has 306 horsepower. The VQ35HR is the standard engine for the car's last model years, 2007 to 2009. All engines have a capacity of 3.5 litres.
Other Engine Specs
The 287-, 300- and 306-horsepower engines of the Nissan 350Z have 274, 260 and 268ft-lb. of torque, respectively. All engines have a displacement of 3,498 cubic centimetres.
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