The Nissan 350Z is proof that the Japanese company's product-led recovery is paying handsome dividends.

Harking back to the classic 240Z sports car of the 1970s, Nissan, expects the coupe to become a best-seller around the world. Americans, who made the 240Z one of the biggest-selling sports cars of all time, are already queuing up to buy the model.

The 350Z won't be built at Nissan's plant on Wearside, but it almost certainly will be sold in the UK.