YOKOHAMA (Oct. 15, 2009) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced the release of the new Nissan Fairlady Z Roadster, which goes on sale today at Nissan dealers nationwide. In addition, the Fairlady Z Coupe receives minor new model enhancements and a new “Fairlady Z 40th Anniversary” model, which marks the first four decades of the popular Nissan sports car, joins the lineup.
Nissan Fairlady Z Roadster for exciting top-down motoringBased on the latest generation Fairlady Z Coupe, the all-new Fairlady Z Roadster is a two-seat convertible with a fully , automatic power-operated, soft top. Along with providing the exhilaration of open-air driving, the Nissan Fairlady Z Roadster offers high performance, dynamic design and excellent value. Like the Fairlady Z Coupe, the new Roadster model features significant improvements in performance, style and technology versus the previous Nissan Fairlady Z Roadster design. With its shorter wheelbase, reduced weight and advanced VQ37VHR 3.7-liter engine, it gives remarkably high levels of acceleration and handling, while also providing a comfortable interior with minimum wind buffeting – even with the top open.
Key highlights of the new Nissan Fairlady Z Roadster include: Optimal balance of sports car performance and open-top convertible exhilaration, signature Fairlady Z styling with an advanced, fully automatic canvas top Air conditioned seats for added occupant comfort, even on hot days. Available advanced technology, including HDD CARWINGS navigation system with enhanced entertainment features and premium Bose® audio system.
Fairlady Z 40th Anniversary Edition
In addition to the new Roadster, a special Fairlady Z 40th Anniversary version joins the Fairlady Z lineup. Created in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the birth of the original Fairlady Z in October 1969, the limited edition vehicle will be available at Nissan dealers nationwide for one year following the release date.
Based on the Version ST (6MT/7AT), a highest grade of the Fairlady Z coupe, the 40th Anniversary Edition includes specifically-designed real leather seats, memorial engraving on the seat backs, dedicated aluminum wheels, and a 40th anniversary emblem on the rear body.