Nissan 370Z Roadster
For 2012, the Nissan 370Z Roadster once again offers the classic open-top sports car motoring experience – with its legendary Z-exclusive balance of dynamic performance, sculptured styling, innovative technology and exceptional value. For the new model year the Z Roadster is available in a choice of 370Z Roaster with 7-speed automatic, and the 370Z Roadster Touring with 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic.
The 370Z Roadster again offers a long list of cutting edge technology, which includes its standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL), 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. An oil cooler has been added for the 2012 model year as standard equipment.
The 370Z Roadster’s most obvious departure from the 370Z Coupe, which serves as the foundation platform, is its convertible top. The 370Z Roadster’s roof was designed to provide a sleek silhouette matching the Z’s stunning styling with the top up or down, while offering an easy, single-action open-close operation. The top also provides an enjoyable top-down experience with reduced wind turbulence and all-climate driver/passenger comfort.
With convertible top in the closed position, the design provides a sophisticated sloped-back appearance, the perfect balance between the soft top and the Z body design. The shortened windshield and aerodynamically rounded rear deck enhance the Z®’s kinetic and dynamic character lines. When in the down position, the convertible top is concealed beneath a full body-color hard tonneau cover, which extends forward to help create the Z® Roadster’s classic “double cockpit” style interior.
Standard interior comfort and convenience features include Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, power windows with one-touch auto up/down feature, power door locks with auto-lock feature and a center console box with a non-intrusive cover design. Other features include automatic climate control, two 12-volt power outlets, three cupholders (two in door panels, one in center console) and an AM/FM/CD/AUX 4-speaker audio system with illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls.
The 370Z Roadster once again features one of the most advanced drivetrains available for affordable sports cars today. The long list of cutting edge performance-focused technologies includes a 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 and 4-wheel vented disc brakes (with available Nissan Sport Brakes).
Source: Nissan News