by/por: Eduardo Agustin Madinyá II
The all-new 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster joins the 370Z Coupe and new NISMO 370Z in Nissan showrooms nationwide in late summer 2009. The Z Roadster, like the Z Coupe, offers an unmatched balance of dynamic performance, sculptured styling, innovative technology and exceptional value.
Based on the current generation 370Z Coupe (introduced in January 2009), the Z Roadster shares its engine, transmissions, suspension, platform and most major components with the popular and exceptionally well-reviewed Z Coupe. The list of cutting edge technology includes the standard 332-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 available SynchroRev Match (the world’s first synchronized downshift rev matching manual transmission), refined 4-wheel independent suspension, 4-wheel vented disc brakes (with available Nissan Sport Brakes) and lightweight yet rigid body structure.
The Z Roadster departs from the Z Coupe with its exclusive, available high back net seats, added structural body reinforcements and convertible top. The 370Z Roadster’s standard power automatic latching top was designed with an emphasis on three key areas: to provide a sleek silhouette matching the new Z’s styling with the top up or down, to offer easy single-action open-close operation, and to provide an enjoyable top-down experience with reduced wind turbulence and all-climate driver/passenger comfort.
Other features include standard Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start and available heating and cooling ventilated net seats, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, satellite radio and advanced Nissan Navigation System.
The 2010 370Z Roadster is offered in two models: 370Z Roadster and 370Z Touring Roadster.