Nissan 370Z Roadster Revealed Ahead of Debut

It was only a matter of time before Nissan spawned a convertible version of its all-new 370Z sport car. Ahead of the 370Z Roadster’s debut at the 2009 New York Auto Show, Nissan took the opportunity to tease Z car fans with a single photo of the new Roadster.

Unlike the elaborate retractable hardtops featured by the Z’s competition, the latest 370Z Roadster will feature a fabric roof with automatic operation. According to Boston Used Cars, forgoing bulkier hard tops gives a more traditional appeal that many drivers will prefer. Plus, the fabric roof reduces weight compared with the heavier hard tops.

The latest Nissan 370Z Roadster will be powered by a powerful 332 horsepower VQ V6 engine. Other features include large brakes and sport-tuned suspension which Seattle Nissan dealers say are largely carried over from the coupe. Like the coupe, the interior represents the biggest departure from the Z’s predecessor as the new interior accommodations are more Infiniti than Nissan.

The Nissan 370Z Roadster also features plenty of technology, including Synchro Rev Control which revs the engine on down shifts when equipped with the manual transmission. The system has been a huge hit with driving enthusiasts at Manchester CT Nissan dealers who appreciate the greater control the system provides. Plus, with the GT-R now available in the U.S., Nissan has plenty of options for the true sporting enthusiasts.