The Nissan 350Z (Z33 chassis code) also called Fairlady Z in Japan (日産・フェアレディZ) is a two-door, two-seater sports car and was for sale between 2002 and 2009. The 350Z was built by Nissan in the classic sports car drivetrain configuration of front engine and rear wheel drive (RWD).
The 3.5-litre naturally aspirated VQ35DE V6 motor puts out reliable 280-300BHP as standard, and the manual gearbox is reasonably bombproof too, which is perfect for drifting. In 2007 the 350Z received the new VQ35HR engine, it produced 306 horsepower, had a raised redline to 7500 RPM and more torque across the RPM range. A sportier Nismo edition also was available for this car.
They’re easy to drift in stock form and few tweaks to the suspension and steering will make this car even more competitive. The popularity of the 350Z within drift is also growing as the price of the car is dropping, so there’s an ever-increasing amount of aftermarket support.
For the money, it’s difficult to find such a perfect all-rounder, with its sleek and stylish body combined the well-refined reliable powerplant and chassis. With just a few modifications you can turn this car into a reliable drift car perfect for beginners, coilovers are already enough to start. And if you prefer, with a wide variety of mods and upgrades available on the market, you can build an ultimate professional drift weapon.
Drivers including Ryuji Miki, Youichi Imamura, Chris Forsberg, Tyler McQuarrie and Tanner Foust have used them with success in the D1 Grand Prix and Formula D series. The Nissan 350Z also appeared in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift movie. フェアレディz ドリフト #350Z #Drift #Drifting