Nissan announced pricing for its 2012 370Z sports car model range, and it looks like you’ll need to pony up at least $32,210, including destination charges, for the privilege of owning one.
Pricing is largely unchanged for the 370Z -- Nissan announced that all 2012 370Z Coupe and Roadster models will cost the same as comparable 2011 models, but will get an oil cooler standard, which should please the car’s more spirited drivers.
The base model will cost $32,210, which gets you a 332-hp 3.7-liter V-6 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Customers can upgrade the transmission to a seven-speed automatic for $1300, or go for the full Sport package, which adds some go-fast visual items like an aerodynamic kit and SynchroRev Match, which works with the manual transmission to automatically blip the throttle on downshifts. Feel like adding some luxury? Upgrade to the 370Z Touring--which adds heated leather and synthetic-suede seats, a Bose eight-speaker sound system, keyless entry and start, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, and aluminum pedals, all at a cost of $4700.
Elsewhere in the model range, Nissan announced that its 370Z Roadster convertible will no longer be offered with a manual transmission in base trim--to get the three-pedal setup and a droptop, buyers will have to opt for the Touring model. The base Roadster, with the seven-speed automatic transmission, starts at $39,910, while the Touring model with a six-speed manual starts at $42,960.
Topping out the model range is the Nismo 370Z, which amps up the 3.7-liter engine to 350 horsepower, makes the SyncroRev Match feature standard for the six-speed manual, and adds an upgraded suspension, stickier tires, and a limited-slip differential. On the outside, there are plenty of aerodynamic modifications including a revised lower front fascia with chin spoiler and larger rear spoiler, and it sits atop special 19-inch wheels. All that will run you the same $41,590 as last year.