The 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster has received the coveted NADAguides.com “Car of the Month” award for November.
The 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster is in a class of its own combining the very best in performance attributes both under the hood and in the interior. The NADAguides.com team selected the Nissan 370Z Roadster after testing several other contenders in this competitive class. The 370Z Roadster simply stuck out as the clear leader of the pack.
“Without a doubt, the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster is the world’s most complete Roadster. There are very few cars that really get your adrenaline pumping and the 370Z Roadster delivers. What makes this car a standout is the exhilarating feeling you get when you press down on the gas pedal and to hear the roar of the exhaust makes you want to drive the car faster,” said Michael Caudill, auto expert, NADAguides.com. “But, it’s not only the performance that makes this 370Z Roadster a standout, it’s the attention to detail in the interior. Nissan’s design team did a magnificent job in engineering a classy interior that has the right amount of sportiness, combined with creature comforts you’d expect to see in a higher priced convertible.”
The interior of the 370Z Roadster is highlighted by suede door panel inserts and leather attributes from a leather-wrapped dashboard and steering wheel to the soft and supple heating and cooling leather seats. The instrument cluster is one feature that really gives the driver a sense of exciting performance. All of the dash gauges point directly towards the driver and are illuminated for clear visibility. The steering wheel is clutter free and has the right number of buttons and switches designed for ease of use. Touch screen navigation is optional and comes with real-time traffic. The Surround Sound System by Bose cranks out the tunes with eight speakers and also integrates Sirius Satellite Radio and an iPod/MP3 Media Interface. The Bluetooth offers clear and easy hands-free phone use as well.
Under the hood of the 370Z Roadster, the 3.7-liter, V6 picks up 26 horsepower and 2 lb-ft of torque (332 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm and 270 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm) compared with the previous 3.5-liter V6’s 306 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm and 268 lb-ft of toque @ 4,800 rpm found in the previous 350Z Convertible. The absolute best feature on the 370Z Roadster is the 6-speed manual transmission with Nissan’s SynchroRev Match(TM), which as Nissan explains; “allows drivers of any skill level to experience professional-like gear shift performance. The SynchroRev Match(TM) function automatically controls and adjusts engine speed when shifting to the exact speed of the next gear position, essentially “blipping” the throttle to smooth out any up/down shifts.” The manual transmission with SynchroRev Match is part of the Sport package and a 7-speed automatic with downshift rev matching is also available.
The standard 370Z Roadster wheel and tire package features 18×8.0-inch front/18×9.0-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 front/P275/35R19 tires.
The Nissan 370Z Roadster’s starting price is $36,970 for the base model. The Touring Sport package starts at $43,320 and comes complete with Nissan sport brakes, SynchroRev Match(TM) (manual transmission), viscous limited-slip rear differential, 19″ RAYS® super-lightweight forged alloy wheels, Bluetooth, Bose eight speaker audio system and Sirius Satellite radio with iPod/MP3 connectivity.