2010 Nissan 370Z
The Z-car formula has never been complicated. All it takes is a lusty six cylinder tucked under a long hood, with power going to the rear in the way Mr. K, father of the original 240Z, intended. The 370Z improves on this recipe for success by being smaller, lighter, wider, and more powerful than the 350Z that came before, incorporating new, lightweight aluminum body panels and a larger 3.7-liter V6. It also is the first car in the world to debut a nifty piece of new technology—SynchroRev Match, which automatically blips the throttle on downshifts for perfect rev-matching every time. One look at the 370Z’s tighter lines, featherweight forged wheels, and the menacing sharks’ tooth head- and taillights will tell you that the new Z is a thoroughly modern driver’s dream with a legendary name. It’s also the perfect canvass to create a custom drift monster: try swapping in the Skyline’s twin-turbo inline six and perfecting your kansei technique as you slide past Fujimi Kaido’s epic waterfall.