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Posted: 21 May 2010
The pay-off for all this speed and agility is the Z's hydraulically activated cloth roof. It saves a lot of weight and complexity over a moving metal top - if you must have one, try the mechanically similar Infiniti G37 Convertible - and whips up and down in the blink of a cloud burst without catches or clips. It also doesn't distort the car's hunky looks and allows the boot to remain a usable size. But it's much noisier and more open to vandalism, too.
There's not much you can do about the crime in your area, other than buy a bigger lock for your garage to stop the disaffected youth using your car's roof to sharpen their knives. And there's not a great deal you can do about the noise issue either. The Z's engine is not the most refined powerplant ever made, heavy vibration still finding its way to the driver through the clever, but still slightly slow SynchroRev match gearshift. It's also not the most sonorous, having apparently lost the coupe's wailing exhaust note.