High performance isn’t just about having more power. It’s also about having less weight. That’s why Nissan engineers have given the 370Z a bonnet, hatch and doors panelled in ultra-strong lightweight aluminium. The front subframe and the engine cradle are also in aluminium, as are many suspension components. High-tech materials include a carbonfibre driveshaft that is incredibly strong and also helps the engine rev more quickly, and a weight-saving carbonfibre radiator housing. We even managed to shave 3,5lb from the audio system.