LOS ANGELES - As Nissan North America Inc. toured the country last month showing the new 350ZX to reporters, there weren't many questions left to answer.
Since its debut as a concept at the 1999 Detroit auto show, Nissan has shown the coupe at several other auto shows, leaked such information as the car's 0.30 drag coefficient, let journalists drive an early production model in Tokyo and even released the price.
Nissan has touted the Z as the centerpiece of the company's unlikely resurrection that started in 1998.
"It is a car that is unique in its category, not only in its performance but also by its affordability," said Carlos Ghosn, president of Nissan Motor Co., in a release.
Although a bare-bones model is priced at $26,809, including freight, Nissan says the Z measures up in performance against higher priced competitors such as the BMW Z3 and Porsche Boxster.