Nissan’s new 370Z Roadster arrives in time for spring

Nissan have revealed its UK pricing and specifications for the new 370Z Roadster, together with a gallery of stunning new images. The Roadster is available to order now with deliveries starting from 1st March.

Buyers have a choice of two trim levels – the standard 370Z Roadster or the GT Pack. Crucially, all models come with the same 3.7-litre V6 petrol engine which is at the heart of every 370Z, delivering 323 bhp.

Even standard Roadster models come equipped with newly designed 18-inch alloy wheels, electrically adjustable seats, an engine start/stop button, Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel mounted controls and Bi Xenon headlamps. The GT Pack adds black suede and leather seats, an 8 speaker BOSE audio system, 19-inch forged alloy wheels and cruise control.

Nissan claim that the transition from Coupe to Roadster has done nothing to diminish the performance of the 370Z. It was designed from the start to be a Roadster from the ground up as well as a Coupe, and therefore a typical driver should not notice any dynamic compromises.

The Roadster is available in Europe with Nissan’s advanced 7-speed automatic gearbox offered alongside the conventional 6-speed manual transmission. GT Pack models also benefit as standard from SynchroRev Match manual transmission, which does an amazing job in the Coupe of synchronising downshifts and matching revs, creating a smooth and almost seamless shift.

Nissan’s new 370Z Roadster

Nissan’s new 370Z Roadster which is available from March 2010

The Roadster’s black canvas hood not only gives an authentic convertible look and feel, but its shape has been styled to look great up or down. The one motion closed-to-open movement takes around 20 seconds and a specially developed full body-colour hard tonneau cover helps to eliminate wind turbulence at speed.

Standard on GT Pack models, the 370Z’s newly developed seats are air conditioned, allowing chilled ventilation through their netted material so that both the driver and passenger can keep cool with the roof down no matter what the weather. What’s more the seats also make winter top-down driving a pleasure as they can also push out hot air to keep you warm.

Prices start at £29,900 for the 370Z Roadster and rise to £36,150 for the Roadster GT Pack with Sat Nav, depending on the options chosen. The Roadster is also available in a new colour called Black Rose.

The launch of the 370Z Roadster also marks the arrival of the 2010 model year Coupe. In addition to several engine tweaks bringing its V6 powerplant in line with the latest environmental regulations, the Z is now available with an optional Uphill Start Support to make hill starts that little bit easier.