2014 Nissan 370Z Touring Roadster Test Drive Video Review
Arguably deserving of legendary status, the Nissan Z is one of the world’s favorite sports cars. Add a convertible roof, and you’ve got one of the world’s favorite roadsters too. Yes, there have been some less than stellar examples of the Z car proffered upon the motoring public over the lifespan of the model, but the current version of the car has a lot of positive attributes going for it. Power comes from a 3.7-liter V6 producing 332 horsepower and 270 ft-lbs of torque. A six-speed manual, or an optional seven-speed automatic with a manual shift feature conducts transmission of power to the rear wheels. The six-speed is available with a feature Nissan refers to as SynchroRev Match. Basically, it anticipates a downshift and raises the engine revs to smooth the transition between gears, much as an experienced driver would do by performing a heel and toe downshift. Other available features include bi-xenon headlights, keyless entry and start, Bluetooth audio and telephony, navigation, and of course, the power operated soft-top. The roof can be either deployed or retracted in 20 seconds and stows itself beneath a hard tonneau cover when folded.