The new, extensively revised Z Roadster has been unveiled to reveal a slicker but no less muscular car than its predecessor.
Based on the new 370Z Coupe, the Roadster’s exterior is more aggressive in appearance and lighter in structure. Weight is cut down by use of aluminium for several body panels. The fully-lined fabric top is now fully automatic, closing without a manual latch.
Power comes from the same 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine as the Coupe. The large new engine has a broader power band making it easier to make the most of the Z’s horses. Compared to the previous generation 350Z Roadster, the new Z® convertible 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).