Inside the stunning exterior, true to
its sports car heritage, the Z Roadster's interior is completely driver-centric,
with its three-layer design grouping items by how a driver sees information,
operates the controls and is held in place - so drivers feel completely
connected and engaged whenever and wherever they drive, top up or down.
The Z Roadster features high back black woven "Carbon" cloth seats with 8-way
manual driver's/4-way manual passenger's seat adjustments. Touring models
include unique leather-appointed seats with 4-way power/4-way manual operation
on the driver's seat (4-way power on the passenger's seat). These seats are
exclusive to the Z Roadster and have integrated heating and cooling functions -
ideal for open air driving no matter what the outside temperature. Adjustable
front seat Active Head Restraints are also standard.
The Z Roadster's
2-seat layout includes a deeply scooped instrument panel with a full-length
center console separating the driver and passenger's seat. The instrument panel
retains the traditional Z 3-pod cluster with oil temperature, voltmeter and
clock, while the speedometer and tachometer now include an "initial sweep"
function, coming alive when the car is first started.
comfort and convenience features include Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button
Ignition, power windows with one-touch auto up/down feature, power door locks
with auto-lock feature and a center console box with a non-intrusive cover
Other features include automatic climate control, two 12-volt
power outlets, three cupholders (two in door panels, one in center console) and
an AM/FM/CD/AUX 4-speaker audio system with illuminated steering wheel-mounted
The Touring model adds a 6CD Bose audio system with eight
speakers (includes dual subwoofer) and MP3/WMA playback, XM Satellite Radio (XM
subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System,
HomeLink Universal Transceiver and aluminum-trimmed pedals.
Navigation Package includes the touch-screen Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System
with XM NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information and NavWeather (XM subscription
required, sold separately), 9.3GB Music Box hard drive for digital music storage
and playback and USB connectivity that is iPod compatible. The navigation system
offers a number of enhancements (versus previous Nissan Navigation System
designs), including four times higher screen resolution, Bluetooth Streaming
Audio, on-board Zagat Survey restaurant ratings database, an in-dash DVD player
and XM NavWeather weather information display (XM subscription required, sold
The 370Z Roadster interior is available in Black cloth or
for 370Z Touring Roadster models, a choice of Gray, Black or Wine
leather-appointed A/C and heated ventilated seats.
Again in 2011, the 370Z Roadster features one of the most
advanced drivetrains available for affordable sports cars today. The long list
of cutting edge performance-focused technologies includes a 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 and 4-wheel vented disc brakes (with available Nissan Sport Brakes).
Estimated fuel economy for the 2011 370Z Roadster is 18 mpg City/25 mpg
Highway for both the 7-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions.
Suspension, Chassis and Safety Features
The 370Z Roadster also
utilizes the Z Coupe's advanced 4-wheel independent suspension. The
double-wishbone front suspension uses lightweight forged aluminum arms and a
lightweight rigid aluminum-alloy cradle, along with a hollow construction
stabilizer bar. The 4-link rear suspension integrates the rear cradle into a
single part. "High response" shock absorbers are utilized on each corner for
enhanced ride comfort.
The standard 370Z Roadster wheel and tire package
features 18x8.0-inch front/18x9.0-inch lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels with
P225/50R18 front/P245/45R18 rear Bridgestone Potenza RE050A summer tires.
Available as part of the optional Sport Package are 19-inch RAYS forged
lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A P245/40R19
The Z's standard 4-wheel vented disc brake system
includes Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution
(EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). The optional Sport Package includes Nissan Sport
Brakes with large diameter 14.0-inch front and 13.8-inch rear rotors (versus
12.6-inch front/rear standard rotors) with 4-piston front and 2-piston rear
Steering is provided by a vehicle-speed-sensitive
power-assisted rack-and-pinion design. Unwanted steering kickback and vibrations
are reduced with the addition of a solenoid valve that acts like a damper when
there is a harsh impact load. A Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system is
The Nissan 370Z Roadster's list of standard safety features
includes the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental
front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor; front
seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; door-mounted curtain air bags;
and seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters.
equipment includes Active Head Restraints, Zone Body Construction with front and
rear crumple zones, Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System, Vehicle Security System
and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
370Z Roadster and the 370Z
Touring Roadster Models
The 2011 Z Roadster is offered in two
well-equipped models - 370Z Roadster and the 370Z Touring Roadster. The Touring
model includes the heated and cooling leather-appointed power seats, HomeLink
Universal Transceiver, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, 8-speaker Bose audio
system, XM Satellite Radio (XM subscription required, sold separately) and
Two option packages are offered with the Touring
model: the Sport Package, with 19-inch RAYS forged wheels and Bridgestone
Potenza tires, Nissan Sport Brakes, SynchroRev Match (6-speed manual
transmission only) and Viscous Limited Slip Differential; and the Navigation
Package, with Hard Drive-based Nissan Navigation System, 9.3GB Music Box Hard
Drive, new RearView Monitor and USB connectivity. A spare tire is optionally
available with both models.
Nissan 370Z Roadster: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications