There have been many Japanese cars produced for the American market in the last half-century, most of them can only be remembered for their huge numbers. A small group, like the Nissan, Z has achieved true icon status. Originally sold as a Datsun, the Nissan Z offers a blend of style, performance and special value from the start. The 2018 Nissan 370z Convertible represents the sixth generation and continues this tradition.
The 2018 Nissan 370Z is a two-seat, soft-top convertible sports car. It available in base, Touring and Touring Sport trims levels.
The 2018 Nissan 370z Convertible is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 332 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The Touring and Touring Sport come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and includes SynchroRev Match, a driver-selectable mode that automatically blips the throttle during downshifts to deliver smooth gear changes. A seven-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift capability and downshift rev-matching is standard on the base models. It also includes steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.
In track testing, the 2018 Nissan 370z Convertible with a manual transmission accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. It’s as fast as the six-cylinder Camaro and about a second quicker than the Subaru BR-Z or Mazda Miata.
EPA fuel economy rating at 21 mpg combined (18 city/25 highway) with the automatic and 20 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway) with the manual transmission.
The 2018 Nissan 370z Convertible price list: base $42,705, Touring $47,455 and Touring Sport $50,285. All prices include the $885 destination fee.