Abu Dhabi, November 27, 2022
Commenting on the recent unveiling of the much-awaited seventh-generation Nissan Z in the region, Bachir Gemayel, Sales and Marketing Director of Al Masaood Automobiles said: “The Nissan Z has long been dubbed as a legendary sportscar, and I believe that the model has rightfully earned its title. An icon in the sportscar range, the Nissan Z brings nothing short of excitement in its drive, and to a country as iconic as the UAE, it is only befitting to bring over the best. Packed with a multitude of innovative technologies, the Nissan Z delivers a blend of power, grip, speed, connectivity, and sophistication to the driving experience. With Nissan’s deep-rooted popularity in Abu Dhabi, the Nissan Z will only further cement the brand’s leading position in the market.”
The all-new vehicle – which honours the sports car’s 50-year-long heritage by incorporating iconic design cues from previous versions – will offer safe and secure driving experience to motorsports enthusiasts with its innovative technological features, including the launch control system, which has been introduced for the first time to the model’s line up.
Nissan Z has established itself as a formidable competitor on and off the racetrack since it was added to the brand’s lineup in 1969, selling more than 1.8 million units to date and winning the respect of aficionados all around the world. Nissan Z, which was created for enthusiasts by enthusiasts, has been pushing the boundaries of engineering and creativity for more than 50 years, increasing its appeal in the Middle East, especially in the UAE.
The Nissan Z is powered by a 3.0L V6 twin-turbo engine with a maximum output of 400hp at 6,400 rpm and 475 Nm of torque starting from 1,600 to 5,600 rpm. For the first time in a rear-wheel-drive, the 6-speed manual transmission includes an enhanced launch aid control system (performance grade), which guarantees smooth acceleration from a stopped position. The wide gear ratios of the 9-speed automatic transmission, on the other hand, provide a swift and direct reaction.
The automatic transmission additionally offers standard and sport drive modes. While Sport mode is ideal for spirited runs over winding roads, Standard mode is ideal for commuting and extended interstate journeys. The performance potential for quicker acceleration control, a sport-mode steering profile, active sound enhancement, and sports-mode dynamic control settings are also unlocked by Sport mode.
The Nissan 370Z was introduced in 2009 as a Coupe and Roadster with 3.7-liter aluminium alloy V6 engine, producing a thrilling 332 horsepower, and a sleek and aerodynamic exterior adding to the performance. For the true enthusiasts, a NISMO version was later introduced, which intensified the model’s head turning design and ramped the power up to a whopping 350 horsepower. The Nissan 370Z also won its first Guinness World Record in 2014 by setting the benchmark for the longest twin-vehicle drift, clocking in at 28.52 kilometres, during a prestigious event hosted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Al Masaood Automobiles is the authorised distributor of Nissan in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western Region for over 38 years, and brings to its customers a complete range of the brand’s most reliable 4×4, luxury, and passenger vehicles.