Nissan has released a single teaser image of their upcoming 2010 370Z roadster which will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show later this week.
Nissan has released a single teaser image of their upcoming 2010 370Z Roadster which will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show later this week.
Although official information won't be released until later this evening, it is widely expected that most of the roadster's technical details will be identical to the coupe. This means that power will come from a 3.7-liter V6 engine which produces 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. We can also expect the coupe's highly regarded SynchroRev matching six-speed manual transmission to carry over as part of the sports package as well as a new seven-speed automatic for those more inclined to enjoy the roadster's more relaxed atmosphere.
Like the 370Z coupe, the roadster will likely feature the use of aluminum door panels and an aluminum hood to reduce weight and improve both performance and fuel economy. This weight biased ethic likely means that the roadster will buck the trend towards folding metal roofs in favor of a more traditional (and lighter) soft top.
Two different trim levels are expected, the base 370Z Roadster will likely come equipped with push button starting, power windows and locks, automatic climate control, two 12-volt power outlets, and a 4-speaker audio system with illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls. The more luxury oriented Touring model will boast items such as power adjustable heated sport seats, a Bose audio system, XM Satellite Radio, HomeLink, and Bluetooth connectivity. Both models will likely offer the aforementioned sports package which will include a high-performance braking system, a limited-slip rear differential, 19" super-lightweight forged alloy wheels, and a front chin spoiler.
Be sure to check back later today as official information and additional pictures will be released shortly, including details on the new high-performance 350 horsepower Nismo 370Z coupe.