Edmunds drives the Nissan 370Z, official pics coming Oct. 29th

The new 2009 Nissan 370Z (we’ve been labeling it as a 2010 model year) will make its official debut at the 2008 LA Auto Show, but Edmunds was lucky enough to get behind a prototype for some exclusive one-on-one.

Edmunds said that the new 370Z is a lot shorter than the fifth-generation 350Z which sits on a long 104.3-inch wheelbase so it can be said that the ‘Z’ has gone back to a 99-inch wheelbase. As you’ve probably noticed from the spy shots, the roof has very sharp rectilinear lines that is reminiscent of the Nissan GT-R. The Nissan 370Z will be offered with the 3.7L engine from the G37 coupe producing a total of 330-hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. It will be mated to a manual or a 7-speed automatic.

You can check out the exterior and interior spy shots that we’ve posted before but official pictures will come out on Oct 29th with official technical details due out right before LA on Nov. 11th.

Check out more details and pics over at Edmunds.