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2009 New York Auto Show: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, 2009 NISMO Z Revealed

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2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

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We all knew that Nissan would be dropping trou on its new NISMO Z and convertible 370Z Roadster at this week's New York Auto Show. What we didn't expect was an early shot of the 370Z in advance of the roadster's show debut.

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

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In addition to these two early shots, we grabbed some live photos from Nissan's display over at New York's Morrell Wine Bar. We've also got plenty of video of the car from around the web.  Nissan isn't doing an official press conference, but the Z roadster and NISMO-tuned coupe will be on the show floor tomorrow.

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

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2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

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2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

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The important info: the new Z roadster has a fabric folding top, and shares nothing with the Infiniti G37 hardtop convertible. Like the new 2009 Nissan 370Z, it rides on a short-ish 100.4-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 167.2 inches. The drivetrain's shared with the 2009 370Z coupe--a 332-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 teams up with a seven-speed automatic with paddle shifters or a six-speed manual gearbox that matches engine revs for better shifting. The rear-drive Roadster sports a one-step mechanism that lowers the top at the push of a button. A glass rear window is standard, as are high-intensity discharge headlamps and a wind deflector. Sport brakes are an option, along with Bluetooth, navigation system, XM satellite radio, aluminum pedals and a Bose audio system.

Nissan also showed off its in-house NISMO tuner version of the new 370Z coupe. The NISMO edition sees its power bumped to 350 horsepower, with a six-speed manual the sole transmission. The doors, hood and hatch are made from aluminum to cut weight, and the body wears aero add-ons to distinguish it from the base coupe. A tuned exhaust and a standard limited-slip differential team up with a NISMO-tweaked suspension and 19-inch wheels. Special gauges and red-stitched interior trim are the finishing touches inside the NISMO.

We'll have more from the 2009 New York auto show tomorrow. For more photos, click over to our 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster page and to the 2009 Nissan 370Z NISMO page.

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Comments (9)
  1. "Nice!"

    That's a beautiful car!!
     
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  2. "Ugly as sin!"

    This is a car in that is coming out in 2010? It looks old and outdated already. Just look at BMW and Lamborghini, they look futuristic. Even the skyline is ugly. The door handle on that Z looks out of place as well.
     
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  3. "Holy sh_t"

    That looks like ass. And not in a good way.
     
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  4. "Um...."

    That is really ugly
     
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  5. "mr."

    not impressed! :(
     
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  6. "butt ugly"

    I own a 06 touring 350z I was really jealous when I heard they were making a new one now im much relieved to see this car. Its fugly nothing like the old Z which had character this looks like a hyundai
     
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  7. "urghh"

    looks like they want the female market
     
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  8. "finally"

    Finally they got the roadster right. The 350z roadster was butt ugly. At least this one looks like it was designed to be a convertible.
     
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  9. "Bertera Nissan"

    Just knowing that this is not a coupe hacked to bea roadster was a HUGE relief! They went the extra mile making the beauty shine! Things one might not notice.. Like the windshield is actually shorter.. So that it gets all the right feels and fits. With the new and emproved engine under the hood this 370Z Roadster is def not all show!
     
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