Nissan unveiled today the brand new 370Z Roadster and as you can figure, it is based on the coupe version and the only difference between these two models is just the folding roof.
According to the manufacturer the vehicle transforms into a convertible in just 20 seconds and comes with additional structural reinforcement (over the 370Z Coupe), including in the A-pillars and side sills.
The 370Z Roadster is offered in seven exterior colors: Solid Red, Magnetic Black, Brilliant Silver, Platinum Graphite, Pearl White, Monterey Blue and a special premium color, Black Cherry. Under the hood we find the same 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine found also on the coupe.
Estimated fuel economy for the 370Z Roadster is 18 mpg City/25 mpg Highway for both the 7-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions -- increases of 1 mpg City/2 mpg Highway for the automatic and 1 mpg City/1 mpg Highway for the manual transmission versus the 2009 350Z Roadster.
The new vehicle is offered in two well-equipped models called Roadster and Touring Roadster.
The Touring model includes the heated and cooling leather-appointed power net seats, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, 8-speaker Bose audio system, XM Satellite Radio (XM subscription, sold separately) and aluminum-trimmed pedals.
Only two option packages are offered (Touring model only): the Sport Package, with 19-inch RAYS forged wheels and Bridgestone Potenza tires, Nissan Sport Brakes, SynchroRev Match (6-speed manual transmission only) and Viscous Limited Slip Differential; and the Navigation Package, with Hard Drive-based Nissan Navigation System, 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive and USB connectivity.