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Its list of cutting edge technology includes the 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, 4-wheel
vented disc brakes (with available Nissan Sport Brakes) and lightweight yet
rigid body structure.
The changes to the Nissan 370Z Roadster for the
2011 model year are limited to the addition of RearView Monitor to the optional
Navigation Package and one new exterior color, Gun Metallic.
Roadster's Authentic Design
The Nissan 370Z Roadster's most obvious
departure from the 370Z Coupe, which serves as the foundation platform, is its
convertible top. The soft-top roof was designed with an emphasis on three key
areas: to provide a sleek silhouette matching the new Z's stunning styling with
the top up or down, to offer easy single-action open-close operation, and to
provide 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.
windshield and aerodynamically rounded rear deck enhance the 370Z'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 black (a Bordeaux color top is available with the Wine colored
interior) cloth convertible top features a fabric inner liner, which provides a
quality appearance and helps reduce noise intrusion into the cabin, along with a
large glass rear window with an integrated electric rear window defroster. The
top operation takes approximately 20 seconds and is controlled by either a
center console-mounted switch or by a button located on the doors (top lowering
only). The automatic latch system secures the top to - or releases it from - the
windshield header without driver intervention. The shape and position of the
glass wind deflector, located between the fixed headrest bars, has been
optimized to reduce turbulence into the cabin.
Like the 370Z Coupe, the Z
Roadster's exterior is more aggressive in appearance and lighter and tighter in
structure than the previous generation. The Z Roadster features an aluminum
hood, door panels and trunk for reduced weight. It includes additional
structural reinforcement (over the 370Z Coupe), including in the A-pillars and
The Z Roadster's exterior design incorporates the look and
feel of the Z Coupe, including its signature long nose/short cockpit
proportions, vertical door handles and distinctive headlight/taillight
treatment, which features a fierce "boomerang" shape. High Intensity Discharge
(HID) bi-functional xenon headlights with auto on/off feature are standard.
The 2011 370Z Roadster is offered in seven exterior colors: Solid Red,
Magnetic Black, Brilliant Silver, Gun Metallic, Pearl White, Monterey Blue and
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