The Nissan Sports Cars You Never Knew You Needed to Have

December 31st, 2015 by

nissanNissan may not be the first car that comes to mind when you think “sports car,” but maybe it should. Many people think of Nissan as more of a family vehicle provider, but Nissan also makes three ideal sports cars. With great looks, great features, and a lot of power, Nissan has what it takes to satisfy even the pickiest sports car lover.

The 2016 Nissan 370Z Coupe

The 2016 Nissan 370Z Coupe is a beauty, designed with the driver in mind. Its low center of gravity, wide stance, short wheelbase, and overall length not only make it highly responsive and maneuverable, but they make it look like the power machine that it is. The 332, 3.7-liter V6 engine has Nissan’s exclusive Variable Event and Lift technology, which continuously adjusts valve timing for a quicker, smoother response. All this leaves no doubt as to the power of this car. It comes in both six-speed manual transmission and seven-speed automatic transmission.

The interior is just as impressive and is designed for the driver. The information system has been lowered so it doesn’t interfere with your vision while driving. Controls for the entertainment system are on the steering wheel. Anti-slip material comprises the seats, and the center console has kneepads on either side to hold you in place through turns while you drive.

With a gas mileage of 19 city and 29 highway, plus an MSRP of $29,990, this may just be the perfect sports car.

The 2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster

The 2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster has all the features of the 370Z Coupe, except that it’s not available in manual transmission. However, it does have one extra and important feature. It’s a convertible. If you’re looking for the true sports car experience, this is it. A two-seater convertible with the same engine as the Coupe, the Roadster has the iconic sports car image. With gas mileage of 18/25 and an MSRP of $41,820; power, speed, and the feeling of wind across your face may be just the thing you need.

The 2016 Nissan GT-R

With a 545-horsepower engine, it’s no surprise that the 2016 Nissan GT-R goes zero to 60 in just under 3.0 seconds. Its all-wheel drive provides superior handling, while customizable drive modes allow changes as to how much power goes to which wheels depending on conditions.

Being one of the few high-powered sports cars with rear seats and trunk space, the GT-R also offers practicality. Having a family no longer means you can’t have a sports car. The GT-R also comes with all the basics of the modern world: a great navigation system, Bose audio, and Bluetooth. With an MSRP of $103,365, this practical muscle car may just be the best indulgence you allow yourself this year.

The next time you think “sports car,” think Nissan. Although not traditionally considered a sports car manufacturer, Nissan has a few spectacular sports cars that not only look that part, but that have the power and handling to act the part.


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