GTV 3.0 vs 350Z IMHO
I came back to my parentís for Christmas and this morning I could finally try my dadís recently acquired 350Z. I always thought it could be a good next step from my GTV but now I see it more like and alternative. After this photo session and a proper test drive including town, highway and a 10km 90 turns tarmac rally stage these are my final conclusions.
The GTV is prettier, easier to drive, more practical (space related) and sounds way better. The Nissan is much faster, the brakes are awesome, is more refined, comfortable and has more gadgets. They both behave as GTs, they are heavy but fun to drive. Finding their limits in normal roads is very scary but, if you have a few hundred quid to spare, with the Nissan you can burn some rubber in the roundabouts. Before testing them I always thought I would end up envying my dad, but I donít. Actually I now appreciate more my GTV for doing so well against a more modern RWD car. If you love drifting, engine tuning and track days the Nissan is clearly your car but if you just want a good looking everyday coupe with an occasional sprint in your favorite roads the GTV is as good as the Japanese. And it was designed by the Pininfarina studioÖ.