Fleets of fancy

Fleets of Fancy: Nissan 370Z GT

Why should I want it?

Nissan’s rapid and loud coupe could be seen as something from a bygone era, with its straightforward 3.7-litre V6 engine sending plenty of power to the rear wheels. It’s basically as hairy-chested and muscle car-esque as the Japanese brands have really got, and is a lot of fun in a deeply unsubtle way.

 

Why can’t I have it?

Premium-brand residuals aren’t far away, with the 370Z retaining just over 38% of its value over three years. And this GT model is still the more sensible option compared to the Nismo-tuned 344hp version that sits above it.

 

Arguments to use on the fleet manager

It’s a big practical car, and the only car you’ll ever need. You’re unlikely to get stuck when it’s snowy either, because it has all-wheel drive. The boot is a gargantuan 640 litres. It also looks quite subtle, too, so clients may not realise how you’re spending their money.

 

More fleety alternative

 

Fleet of Fancy - 2018 - Nissan 370Z GT - More Fleety Alternative - BMW 220DThe 370Z is way more intense and crazy as a car, to drive, look at or listen to, but something more likely to meet with company car scheme approval is a 224hp BMW 225d Coupe M Sport. It actually costs slightly more than the Nissan, but does though offer emissions of just 124g/km, and is only 0.5sec slower from 0-62mph.

 

 

 

 

 

Factfile

Nissan 370Z GT
Economy:26.6mpg
Emissions:248g/km (NEDC)
Performance:5.3 seconds/155mph
Power:328hp
Price:£32,680