Nissan Middle East announced its partnership with ProDrift Academy to provide the ultimate drift experience to motorsport enthusiasts in the UAE. The drift experience, carried out using Nissan 370Zs alongside ProDrift’s professional drift instructors, will provide a safe platform for anyone who would like to learn and perform the art of drifting.
Samir Cherfan, Managing Director, Nissan Middle East and Mohammad Al Falasi, Managing Director, ProDrift Academy came together at The Ritz-Carlton, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai to announce the partnership.
Speaking at the ceremony Samir Cherfan said: “Partnering with ProDrift Academy shows our continuous commitment and dedication to motorsports in the region. Motorsport can be dangerous if it is outside of authorized premises and by launching the ‘Nissan 370Z Drift Experience’ we want to provide a legal and entertaining platform for anyone who is interested in drifting. We are certain our flagship 370Z will leave the drifters with the best drift experience.”
Mohammad Al Falasi from Prodrift Academy added: “We are delighted to partner with Nissan Middle East. The Nissan 370Z is one of the best picks for drifting due its controlling power and size and we are very pleased to have the iconic sports cars heading our academy.”
Nissan Middle East has previously showed its commitment to Motorsports in the region with the GT Academy and is now building on this spirit by extending and establishing the Nissan 370Z Drift Experience in the UAE.
Roadster or Coupe, the Zs share one of the most advanced drivetrains available for affordable sports cars today. The Z Roadster’s long list of cutting edge performance-focused technologies includes a standard 328-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL), choice of 7-speed automatic transmission or close-ratio 6-speed manual with ‘SynchroRev Match’ (the world’s first synchronized downshift rev matching manual transmission), refined 4-wheel independent suspension and 4-wheel vented disc brakes.
Along with its larger displacement, the 3.7-liter engine gives better power delivery all the way to the 7,000 rpm redline, and with improved low-end power and more high-end torque (it develops a maximum of 37.0kg-m of torque @ 5,200 rpm), it creates an entirely driving experience. Key to the enhanced performance is the VVEL system, which is able to optimize intake valve open/close movements, allowing the needed air to be sent promptly to the combustion chamber at the precisely optimized time. Since the VVEL system can adjust to open the valves slightly, it improves fuel efficiency by reducing camshaft friction and fuel waste. It also provides cleaner emissions by allowing for quicker warm-up of the catalyst and by stabilizing combustion when the engine is cool.