Here comes the 331-horsepower Nissan 370Z

Andrew Hopkins

From July 2009, Japanese carmaker Nissan will be offering the new 370Z in Europe at a price tag of under 40,000 euros. The 331bhp car will be launched onto the market in two versions. At the heart of the 370Z is the revamped 3.7-litre V6 petrol engine from its predecessor.

It is claimed that the car can automatically 'repair itself' in the case of minor bumps and scrapes. There are six metallic and mineral-effect basecoats to choose from, together with the amazing Scratch Shield clearcoat. This innovative coating contains high-elastic artificial resins that have been designed to protect the paint job. If the bodywork suffers minor abrasions, then depending on depth and ambient temperature, the Scratch Shield coat will restore the original surface finish within a matter of days.