Chicago 2015: Nissan 370Z NISMO Roadster Concept Bows

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
chicago 2015 nissan 370z nismo roadster concept bows

Another near-production-ready concept turned up at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, this one in the form of the Nissan 370Z NISMO Roadster Concept.

A topless one-off of the 370Z NISMO Coupe, the roadster boasts the coupe’s 350-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, NISMO-tuned H-pipe exhaust system, upgraded suspension, and aggressive body kit. Power to the limited-slip rear goes through the paddle-shifted seven-speed auto found in other 370Z roadsters, which offers rev-matched downshifts for one’s pleasure.

Other features include: 19-inch RAYS wheels; aggressive final drive ratio; black leather/off-white Ultrasuede Recaro seats; NISMO tachometer; and Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel.

Should the one-off prove popular, Nissan would sell the production 370Z NISMO Roadster for anywhere between $52,000 and $57,000 to start, a $10,000 premium over the NISMO Coupe’s $42,000 to $47,000 price range.

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  • RHD RHD on Feb 13, 2015

    Agree, the price is way too high, given what else is available for the same or less. I'm sure it's a blast to drive, but so is a Miata, and you could get two of them for the price.

  • Energetik9 Energetik9 on Feb 13, 2015

    I know this is a NISMO and I respect it for that. It's a great car. It's just too much. Nissan would make a KILLING if they could get the price down. I always wonder why I predominately see 1st gen 350Z and rarely see 2nd gen. Now I know.

    • TMA1 TMA1 on Feb 13, 2015

      Nissan dropped the price on the 2014 model by $3,000. Doesn't seem to have helped them move any cars though. The Z is just too long in the tooth. It needs a modern replacement, and fast.

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