Still aging gracefully.
It’s been on sale since 2009 and we suspect a replacement will arrive in the near future. But for now, Nissan has just released official pricing for its 2017 370Z coupe and roadster, a pure sports car that has a devoted following. So what’s new for 2017? Honestly, really nothing. Pricing remains exactly the same: the base coupe model, with a 3.7-liter V6 making 332 hp and paired to a six-speed manual, starts off at $30,895, including destination. For those who want the seven-speed automatic, you’ll be asked to fork over $32,125.
The top end 370Z Coupe Touring will cost you $41,105. The 350-hp 370Z Nismo, of course, will still very much be available, beginning at $42,825. That price boost will also get you track day upgrades like a revised suspension, Nismo strut tower braces, bigger brakes, performance dampers, a shorter final-drive ratio for improved acceleration, and a limited-slip differential. A fully loaded 370Z Nismo still goes for $47,625. The roadster version begins at $42,655 and tops off at $50,735. So what is new for 2017? One new exterior color option: Chicane Yellow, but that’s for non-Nismo models only.
A next-generation Z car is widely rumored to be in the works, but it’s very unlikely that naturally aspirated V6 will return. As with the rest of the industry, a downsized turbo-four, possibly with hybrid assist, is very likely. Enjoy the V6 Z car while you can.