Open air enjoyment

Pete Mait

Nissan will be celebrating the premiere of their 370Z Roadster at the New York International Auto Show from the 10th to the 19th of April, 2009. Hardly had the Z370 been presented when the Japanese already arrived with their open-top version. The 370Z Roadster has a classic fabric roof which retracts fully automatically in 20 seconds into a colour-matched compartment at the push of a button. The body of the Roadster has been reinforced by more solid windscreen side pillars and side sills, and a glass draught stop mounted between the roll-over bars reduces interior air turbulence when driving with the roof down. The 370Z Roadster shares its drive train, axles and vehicle platform - as well as many other components - with the Z Coupe that has already been presented. The power pack is also the 3.7 litre V6, delivering 331bhp in the European version.