There’s been a bit of talk lately about Nissan’s plans for its next Z car but we’ll have to wait some time yet until it arrives because the current model, the 370Z, has at least one more year left in it. The Japanese automaker today announced a 2016 370Z, which sports some minor changes including a new shade of blue called “Deep Blue Pearl”.
Also new for the 2016 model year is an available Bose stereo that features an active noise cancellation system as well as an active sound enhancer. The noise cancellation system generates canceling sound to remove undesirable low frequency engine noise, while preserving the more aggressive sounds of the car’s standard 3.7-liter V-6. The sound enhancer meanwhile amplifies the natural engine sounds.
The 2016 Nissan 370Z is available in showrooms now, priced from $30,815, including Nissan’s standard $825 destination charge. That represents just a $15 rise on pricing for the 2015 370Z. The $30,815 sticker is for the base 370Z equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. Should you want to add the available seven-speed automatic, you’ll need to pay an additional $1,300.
Also available for the 2016 model year are the 370Z Roadster and 370Z NISMO. The 2016 370Z Roadster starts at $42,645 and the 2016 370Z NISMO starts at $42,815. Both prices include the aforementioned $825 destination charge.Regular 370Z models have a 332-horsepower rating, while the 370Z NISMO gets 350 hp. Motor Authority’s pick would be the 370Z NISMO with a six-speed manual. Though you pay a premium for the vehicle, you get more power as well as niceties such as 19-inch forged alloy wheels from RAYS, a functional body kit, leather-trim Recaro bucket seats, enhanced suspension, bigger brakes and a limited-slip differential.