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$17,556 - $32,995
On Styling
The 2012 Nissan 370Z Roadster and NISMO offer alternate takes on the coupe's dramatic modern Z styling.
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Few photos do the new Z justice. But, from a standing perspective, the roof seems thinner, the upper sculpted contours more evident and interesting. Viewed in the metal, the new shorter, lower, wider proportions look just right.
Automobile Magazine

With a cantilevered roof, "barbed" head- and taillamps, and a 240Z-like upswept beltline, the 370Z wears a tighter, more retro shape than the 350Z.
Motor Trend

Every body panel is fresh, and the styling, penned in San Diego, is largely successful, although it ignited some vivid office discussions.
Car and Driver

Draw up the criteria for an ideal sports car and you'll find that the 2011 Nissan 370Z covers nearly all the bases: two seats, lightweight coupe body, more than 300 horsepower, rear-wheel drive, big wheels and tires, and curves for days.

The snarling front end is easy to point to as the reason the car looks "cool," but the bulging fenders give the 370Z a sexy curve that's relatively absent on most modern cars, even ones designed to look sporty.

As the Nissan 370Z nears the middle of its model cycle--the coupe has been on the road for over three years now--it continues to offer a strong combination of style and performance in its price range. Cues borrowed from the GT-R supercar, as well as a more evolved version of its predecessor's proportions give it a unique look in both hardtop and convertible forms.

The exterior, unlike the 350Z, was designed from the start to work with convertible proportions, so the curvy flanks and folding soft-top, covered by a two-hump hard cover when down, fit like they ought to. The coupe has a somewhat short-tailed look, though both versions share the same wide stance and low-slung, aggressively sport demeanor.

A NISMO edition is also available, which as it does with performance, turns the styling up a notch. Unique wheels, plus front, side, and rear aerodynamic work give the NISMO 370Z an even more aggressive, track-ready look. Inside, the NISMO gets some special styling and badges. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but it fits its mission.

In general the 370Z's interior is more sophisticated and refined than its predecessor's, while still adhering to familiar Z-car themes.


The 2012 Nissan 370Z Roadster and NISMO offer alternate takes on the coupe's dramatic modern Z styling.

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