What is it?
The convertible version of Nissan’s 370Z sports car. Like the coupe, the 370Z Roadster is both shorter and wider than the old 350Z droptop, and is powered by a larger 3.7-litre V6, producing 326bhp.
Beyond that, it's a fairly honest take on a standard sports car: rear-wheel drive, a large capacity naturally aspirated engine, solid mechanical gearchange and a fabric roof.
Here we find out what it's like in the UK.
What's it like
We know the 3.7-litre unit well from the 370Z and Infiniti EX37. It’s ideally suited to the precise, six-speed manual gearbox; you frequently find yourself bouncing off the rev limiter in the first three gears as you make your way down the road.
The SynchroRev match, which automatically blips on downshifts, seems to remove one of the less troublesome aspects of driving, but it’s easy to disable using the button next to the gearlever.
The roof has an inner lining that does little to reduce wind noise but a lot to improve the atmosphere inside the cabin. With it down, which only requires the driver to press a button and takes around 20 seconds, the car’s a bit of a riot to drive.