The new Nissan 370Z is the most thrilling roadster available for 30,000
The new Nissan 370Z is the most thrilling roadster available for £30,000 and is guaranteed to make sun loving petrol heads giddy with joy. This red-hot Japanese rocket has a 3.7-litre V6 engine producing 323bhp. This highly creditable output means 60mph approaches in only 5.3 seconds, which compares well with the £45,000 Porsche Boxter Spyder.Driving the 370Z feels like taming a wild lion. The experience makes your heart pound like a piston and your senses are on permanent red alert. This is because the handling is extremely sharp and the firm set-up provides plenty of traction. However, there is enough power to slide the rear so it is best to leave the effective traction control system switched on. The 370Z is therefore an engaging sports car for thrill seekers, rather than a relaxing grand tourer. The new Nissan 370Z Roaster is available from an on-the-road price of £30,445. However, if you prefer the cheaper coupé this is listed in Motoring.co.uk's new car database, with 'buy safe' sellers, from only £27,820. Both variants are fantastic sports cars, both can shake your fillings lose, and both are great value summer playthings.