• Jan 26th 2009 at 9:32PM
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Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Nissan 370Z

The 2009 Nissan 370Z has already proven itself as one of the best performance bargains on the market, but for those who crave the wind-in-your-hair experience that only a drop-top can deliver, a convertible variant is right around the corner. Nissan will unveil the 370Z convertible at the New York Auto Show on April 8th, and according to a Nissan designer we spoke to at the 370Z's launch, it's going to look remarkably better than its predecessor.

The awkward roof-line and misshapen rear will be dispatched in favor of a more fluid canvas roof, because unlike the 350Z, the 370 was designed from the onset as a convertible. As previously reported, Nissan decided early on that a retractable hard-top was out of the question, primarily due to packaging and weight constraints – not to mention the risk of cannibalizing Infiniti G37 cabrio sales. The 3.7-liter V6 will carry over, along with the choice of a manual or automatic gearbox and Base or Touring trims. Expect a full report from the NY show floor in a few months time.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      can we get a photoshop?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd take the G37 convertible instead yes thank you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Requirement: Two sets of clubs in the trunk!

      Hope: Retractable Hard Top.

      Wish: 370hp!

      Pie in the Sky: AWD!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      sweet! but the coupe reigns supreme...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Could it possibly be as horrible as the 350Z convertible conversion? Uhg.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's going to be unveiled before the New York Auto Show. According to the website of the Philadelphia Auto Show, it will be featured there, and that show starts January 31st. Don't worry, I'll take pictures.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is one ugly car!
      I'll keep my G35 coupe thank you
        • 6 Years Ago
        word. Looks like a frog
        • 6 Years Ago
        G35 still look great after all these years. I'll gladly take a 2006 Ivory Pearl 6MT model with factory 19" wheels and spoiler, thank you.
        • 6 Years Ago
        yes the g35 is gorgeous, but reserve comments on the 370z until u see one in person......verrry sexy in person
        • 6 Years Ago
        Emo Catfish.
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