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The Nissan 370Z is a sports car manufactured by Nissan Motors. It was announced on October 29, 2008 and was unveiled at the 2008 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show. The 370Z is the sixth-generation of Nissan's Z-car line, originally introduced in the 1970 model year as the Datsun 240Z. The 370Z was first shown at an event in Los Angeles ahead of the 2008 LA Auto Show. The Nissan 370Z is a front-mid engine rear-wheel-drive two door sports car. The vehicle features the long-hood short-deck design common to the Z-Car family continuing the tradition of exchanging trunk room for increased performance. External design highlights include a sloping fastback style roof line, high waistline, and bulging fenders that are pushed out to the corners of the vehicle.