Due in showrooms by late summer, the latest addition to the iconic Z-car family made its eagerly anticipated debut in New York. The 2010 370Z Roadster shares its 322-horsepower/3.7-liter V6 engine, six-speed manual/optional seven-speed automatic transmission choices (both with rev-matching downshift programming) and key suspension components with the existing Coupe
. However, this high-performance drop-top does gain additional reinforcements in its A-pillar and side sill areas to maintain structural rigidity. The Roadster's sleekly profiled and fully-lined cloth power top opens and closes with single-action ease and tucks neatly away under the integrated steel tonneau cover when you do transition into al fresco mode. The standard cloth-covered sport buckets can be upgraded to Roadster-specific heated/ventilated, leather-clad high-back units. Nissan
will offer the new Roadster in two models: 370Z and 370Z Touring. In addition to adding items like an eight-speaker Bose premium audio package, XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, HomeLink Universal Transceiver and aluminum sport pedals, the higher trim line also offers both Sport and Navigation Package upgrades.