In 1970 it all began, Datsun released a spectacular sports car the 240Z or as known in Japan as the Fairlady Z. This Japanese manufactured vehicle competed with the best of them. It competed with European and American manufactures in not only performance but as well with its high quality sexy appeal. Not only did it beat them on the track and street but it beat them as well when it came to pricing. The 240Z is what opened up the door for the unbeatable world of Japanese imports we have today. The 240Z was the Japanese car that so many people desired. It was so desired that many of the buyers would have been willing to pay far more for it. The 240Z was the breakthrough that started it all for the entire Japanese automobile industry. The stereotypical opinion that Japanese Imports were second best second best suddenly changed and now they are among the best. Over the next 26 years following the release of the Datsun 240Z, Datsun became Nissan. At that point the Z grew and grew with Nissan producing many models. The 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX, 300ZX all in different styles and trims. After all this the Z car slowly began to disappear from the United States. After being away for a while Nissan decided it was time to bring it back. They came back to America seven years later with the new Z, known as the 350Z. . The Z currently holds the record for the best selling sports cars of all time with well over 1.6 million sold in over the five generations it's been in existence. The Newest of the Z car, the 350Z is not only good looking, reliable, and a strong performer but it is as well affordable. With its front mounted engine and two doors it is designed to appeal to every ones eyes. The 350Z emerged after the Nissan 300zx was taken off the U.S. Market back in 1996. The 350z resembles the original Z with a much more modern look. The engine within the beast is a VQ35DE, a strong reliable engine that produces mass amounts of torque. The 350z has the typical layout of all Z cars, a long nose with a short back. It is there to perform with the best. After all it does have a history to live up to.