Nissan claims that the 370Z Roadster's fabric-top operates in approximately 20 seconds start-to-finish. The roof can be controlled by either a center console-mounted switch or by a button located on the doors. The 370Z Roadster also comes with a glass rear window and can be lowered or raised from inside and outside of the car. For outside lowering/raising there is a special button on the door handle.
To prevent loss in structural rigidity when cutting the roof off, Nissan has provided the new 370Z roadster with aluminum hood, door panels and trunk for reduced weight to keep the structure as solid as possible.
Power hasn't lost either. The 370Z Roadster features the same 3.7L V6 as the coupe version. Output is the same at 332 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The V6 can be mated to either a 7-speed automatic transmission or a close-ratio 6-speed manual with optional down-shift “SynchroRev Match”. When the fabric-top is put on, the 370Z Roadster will crack 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, just as fast as the coupe.
New Z Roadster is offered in two models - 370Z Roadster and 370Z Touring Roadster. The Touring model comes with such Infiniti-type of extras, like heated and cooling leather-appointed power nets seats, and a nice list of entertainment and navigation features. Like Infiniti interiors, the navigation screen is placed at the top of the center dash. And with that screen, there's also the ability to control the 10GB media player for the car.
370Z Roadster will go on sale end of summer, pricing should be revealed in the near future.
Source : [Nissan]