If you were waiting for the drop top Z nissan just announced how much of a dent it will put in your wallet. However before you wince you might be surprized to know that the new Roadster will start at just $36,970 for the base. That’s pretty good for everything you get. If you want to roll fully loaded the MSRP goes to $41k but that’s for a 7-speed auto-transmission. For everything Nissan puts into the Roadster I’d say no matter what model you get it will be well worth the coin.
07.13.2009 , Franklin, Tennessee
Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing on 2010 370ZTM Roadster
All-New Open-Top Z® Goes On Sale in September, Starts at $36,970 USD MSRP
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced pricing for the all-new 2010 Nissan 370ZTM Roadster, which goes on sale in September at Nissan retailers nationwide.
The 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster is offered in four models. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) start at $36,970 USD for the 370Z Roadster 6MT and $38,270 USD for the 370Z Roadster 7AT. Also offered are two Touring models, which add a 6CD Bose® audio system, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, aluminum-trimmed pedals and power leather-appointed heated and cooled ventilated net seats. The 370Z Touring Roadster 6MT is priced at $40,520 USD and the $370Z Touring Roadster 7AT is $41,820 USD.
“The new 370Z Roadster offers more refinement, quality, performance and sheer driving pleasure than any Z® convertible that has come before – while retaining its great value positioning in the sports car segment,” said Christian Meunier, vice president, Nissan Marketing, NNA. “Compared to the 2009 350Z Roadster, the new 370Z Roadster features 26 more horsepower and cleaner emissions from an all-new standard 3.7L with VVEL technology. The Z® Roadster also offers an all-new exterior design, refined interior, all-new auto-latching convertible top design, and technology not previously available on the 350Z Roadster, including Bluetooth®, XM® Satellite Radio and Nissan Navigation System with XM NavTraffic® Real-Time Traffic Information.”
Two option packages are offered (Touring model only): 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 and USB connectivity.
About the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
While based on the exceptionally well-reviewed 370Z Coupe, that new Z® Roadster has a personality all its own. Its classic, wide-open sports car style starts with its automatic latching power convertible top, featuring a fabric inner liner and 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. 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.
The Z® Roadster’s list of cutting edge technology 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 MatchTM (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.
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.infinitiusa.com.
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* MSRP excludes applicable tax, title and license fees. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.