Nissan 370Z Roadster Models and 370Z Roadster History
With a refreshed style and new engine power, Nissan began creating a formidable successor to the 350Z for the 2009 model year. The all-new Nissan 370Z continued to share the sports car-minded values of its predecessor as both a coupe and convertible. Debuting a year after the 370Z Coupe, the 370Z Roadster emerged in 2010 as the open-air cabin version of the vehicle powered by a 332-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 engine. Receiving the required structure reinforcement to maintain a safe and stable driving experience, the Nissan 370Z Roadster was installed with an automatic latching power cloth top that could be deployed in roughly 20 seconds. Engine performance for the 2010 370Z Roadster could be paired with a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed automatic transmission. The drop-top's competence as a performance car was heightened in 2012 when an oil cooler was added as standard equipment. The following year, the Nissan 370Z Roadster received a styling update accented by a new front and rear fascia. Providing some extra performance tailoring, Nissan introduced a 370Z Roadster Touring Sport model in 2015 featuring 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels, special brakes and a Viscous Limited-Slip Differential. Revised for 2018, the Nissan 370Z Roadster enjoys an updated exterior presentation as well as a new 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheel. Manually-equipped 2018 model year 370Z Roadsters also receive an Exedy high-performance clutch.