The new generation of Nissan 370Z sportscar made a big fuzz when it was launched and now comes the roadster version which will debut at this year’s New York Motor Show. The drop-top 370Z is powered by the same 327 hp V6 engine.
Like its predecessor it features a folding fabric roof which is electric, and also has a glass rear screen. With the roof gone, engineers had to stiffen up the car in places and as you know that would add weight, a lot of it. But as we know from the old 350Z roadster, that wouldn’t spoil the ride and handling.The roadster comes with a stiffer setup so it will have a more sublime ride, focusing on the cruiser side of the car rather than the sport side. So it’ll be more comfi than the hardtop, but the coupe would remain the choice for someone who seeks thrill with an affordable nicely proportioned package. However if the added weight made the car a bit slow for your taste you can wait for the Nismo edition to come out!
Nissan 370Z roadster will go on sale in 2009, expect a price tag of around 4 grand more than the coupe.
source: Auto Express