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Old 01-25-2009, 06:33 AM
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I came across this article with photos. At this point, I'm not a fan.
http://www.globalmotors.net/rendered...370z-roadster/
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Blu Hvn View Post
I came across this article with photos. At this point, I'm not a fan.
http://www.globalmotors.net/rendered...370z-roadster/
I guess I will have to see it in person....those renderings make it look like it drops behind the doors - then finishes off with a bulbous rear look. Not particuarly attractive to me in those pics, but really have to see one in person.
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nasty. looks like the solstice, but i do love 370 coupe im a fan
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looks better than the last roadster IMO.. I do see the Solstice resemblance however. (The solstice LOOKED better than the last roadster as well).

Regardless, don't see myself in a roadster so moot point.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:09 PM
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looks great!!! def better than the z33 convertible.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:16 PM
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meh, too soon to tell
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Humm
I have and am a ZR fan but the rear does not work with the front. I feel like I am looking at two cars pc together. The silver rendering looks better than the blue shot so I will have to see in person to make my final decsion. The top looks better than the current ZR IMO it`s just the whole rear flair up over the wheels.

I am somewhat dissapointed.

I do like the new Z coupe.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:31 PM
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looks like the saturn sky.....not a huge fan
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:53 PM
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looks like it has the side rear of a ferrari california. It also reminds me of the z4.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:27 PM
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like old one
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Looks nice but never been a fan of convertibles! And it'll be at least 200lbs heavier!!!
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in a drop top. I like roadsters but in the Z you will l lose in chassis rigidity. That will negate the gaines the new 370 has over the 350. Lose the increased rigidity of the 370 and add a 150-200 lbs for roadster and you are behind the 350. Most convertibles are behind in performance to the solid tops. The Vette with frame on rails and the Porsche Boxster which was designed as a convertible are the only average cars which lose little to the hardtops. If you like the look fine but in the Z, you will lose in performance in the roadster..
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Old Chuck View Post
in a drop top. I like roadsters but in the Z you will l lose in chassis rigidity. That will negate the gaines the new 370 has over the 350. Lose the increased rigidity of the 370 and add a 150-200 lbs for roadster and you are behind the 350. Most convertibles are behind in performance to the solid tops. The Vette with frame on rails and the Porsche Boxster which was designed as a convertible are the only average cars which lose little to the hardtops. If you like the look fine but in the Z, you will lose in performance in the roadster..
Nissan already said they designed the 370Z convertible as a real convertible...unlike the 350Z...so it will not weigh much more than the coupe and it will be solid like a rock. We will know sometime in April...it might come in only 150 pounds more than the coupe...which is alright.

The 350Z convertible is solid as it is...there is no flex in that car, believe me I have one for 5 years!

The 370ZR can only be better tighter and lighter than the 350ZR...
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I hope you are right about the roadster. I would give up 150 lbs. if it has the same structural rigidity as the coupe. Few cars can make this claim however, if this is the case then I might be interested in the roadster. Will wait for the actual look and testing.
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Originally Posted by Smasher View Post
Humm
I have and am a ZR fan but the rear does not work with the front. I feel like I am looking at two cars pc together. The silver rendering looks better than the blue shot so I will have to see in person to make my final decsion. The top looks better than the current ZR IMO it`s just the whole rear flair up over the wheels.

I am somewhat dissapointed.

I do like the new Z coupe.

This says it best....the front doesn't 'work' with the rear...looks like 2 dif cars.

But again - may be different in person....
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Reminds me of the Chrysler Crossfire.

Yuck.
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change is good... i'm liking it!!!
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350Z > 370Z especially the roadster.
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Originally Posted by chickenputo View Post
350Z > 370Z especially the roadster.

350z roadster looks horrible imo..the lines don't flow at all..if those pictures are real they really improved the looks of the z roadster..370>350z looks department.
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