Further proof that InsideLine has pictures of Carlos Ghosn in a compromising position comes in the form of two shots of the next generation Nissan 370Z convertible wearing a bit of camo to cover its new nose and redesigned rump. However, further inspection – and a quick read of the text accompanying the pics – reveals that the images are merely Photoshopped versions of the mule that Nissan graciously delivered to InsideLine earlier this month, with the roof and white taping artfully removed.
According to IL, the drop-top Z will continue to use a power-folding soft-top, rather than the expensive and heavy mechanized hard-top coming to the Infiniti G37 convertible. It's a move that should keep both cost and weight in check, making it easier for the new 3.7-liter V6 to motivate Nissan's iconic Z.
Both six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic gearboxes will be offered when the convertible 370Z goes on sale next year, and IL says that the drop-top will be unveiled at the 2009 New York Auto Show, a few months after the coupe debuts in Los Angeles this November.