The Nissan 370Z Coupe first came out in 2008. It replaced the Nissan 350Z, which ran for six years, and which itself had come back as the first Z car by Nissan in 7 years. The Roadster came out later in 2010.
The sixth generation of the Nissan Z car came out in 2008, as the 370Z, replacing the 350Z. The Z car line itself dates back to the 1969 Datsun 240Z. The 370Z includes both the Roadster and Coupe models. The first model years of the 370Z were only coupes, where the Roadster came out several years later. A 2011 redesign of the Nissan 370Z Roadster added rear view cameras and tire pressure monitoring.
The Nissan 370Z Roadster has two doors. (The related Coupe has 3.) The Nissan 370Z Roadster is a rear drive sports car. The Nissan 370Z Roadster is also differentiated by its soft-top roof. The top takes around 20 seconds to fold down, but the top take down is powered.
There are several configurations for the Nissan 370Z Coupe: Base, Sport, Sport Tech, Touring, NISMO, and NISMO Tech. However, the Roadster only comes in the base model, Touring and Touring Sport trim levels. The base coupe has cruise control, an auxiliary jack, keyless entry, power steering, power windows, heated mirrors, and a security system. The Nissan 370Z Roadster's Touring level comes with heated leather power seats, navigation system, Bose audio system, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth phone compatibility, and Homelink Universal transceiver. The Roadster Touring Sport trim line adds “sport brakes”, limited slip differential, and all the features of the Touring package.
The Nissan 370Z Roadster's engine puts out 332 horsepower. The Nissan 370Z Roadster can accelerate from zero to sixty in just under five seconds. The Nissan 370Z Roadster gets 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway for the base model, and one mile per gallon less for the Touring and Touring Sport configurations. The Nissan 370Z Roadster weighs around 3,500 pounds. The 370Z is most easily recognized for its boomerang shaped front headlights; it is more of a status symbol than popular car, with around ten thousand sold a year per year since its release.
As of 2015, there were no recalls for the Nissan 370Z Roadster.
The base model of the Nissan 370Z Roadster in 2015 cost around $41,800 new. The Touring model started at $45,300. The Touring Sport cost about $48,000. In contrast, the starting price for the base model of the 2015 Nissan 370Z Coupe was just under $30,000, so you pay a lot more for the fold down top.
Rivals to the Nissan 370Z Roadster include the Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche Cayman, Cayman GT4, Dodge Challenger, Audi TT, Lotus Evora, Chevrolet Camaro, Scion FR-S, Ford Mustang, Porsche Boxster, Alfa Romeo 4C, Jaguar F-Type, BMW Z4, and Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG.
The other style of the Nissan 370Z Roadster is the Nissan 370Z Coupe.
The Nissan 370Z Roadster is called the Fairlady Z Z34 in Japan. A 40th anniversary Fairlady Z limited edition version was sold only in Japan in 2009.
The next car in the Z line is the 390Z. That car has a 2016 model year.
There are several other “NISMO” models by Nissan, such as the Nissan Juke NISMO, Nissan Sentra NISMO, model, and GT-R NISMO.
A Nismo Z of the 370Z came out in 2009.