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Chicago 2015: Nissan 370Z Nismo Roadster concept revealed

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Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Newspress USA | posted February 13, 2015 15:01

Equipped with a 3.7L V6 engine

Nissan has lifted the covers off the 370Z Nismo Roadster concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

Designed to gauge market reaction, the 370Z Nismo Roadster concept features GT-R inspired aerodynamic body pieces along with LED daytime running lights, blacked-out headlight bezels, an aggressive front bumper, a Nismo emblem and red stripe accents. The concept also comes with a cloth power-folding roof with special fabric inner liner design.

Nissan has also tweaked the said concept with a Nismo-branded strut tower brace, a tuned four-wheel independent suspension, stabilizer bars and Nissan sport brakes.

Rear of the Nissan 370Z Nismo Roadster concept

The rear of the 370Z Nismo Roadster concept is fitted with a spoiler and a large bumper that houses the twin exhaust pipes finished in chrome. Moreover, one can't help but notice the concept's distinctive taillights as well as the 19-inch super-lightweight forged aluminum-alloy wheels.

Interior of the Nissan 370Z Nismo Roadster concept

Inside it is equipped with black Recaro leather seats, a three-spoke steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara and a 7-inch touchscreen display. In addition, Nissan says the concept features Bose premium audio system and dual subwoofers to provide a clear soundtrack even with the the top down.

The 370Z Nismo Roadster concept is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that delivers 355 PS and 374 Nm of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM) and manual shift mode.

The 2015 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo car

Alongside the 370Z Nismo Roadster concept, Nissan has also brought the 2015 GT-R LM Nismo to Chicago. The said vehicle will compete in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship. It is powered by a V6 3-liter twin turbo petrol engine with a kinetic energy recovery system that delivers more than 1,267 PS.