The existing Allstar Garage Rally Team will team with DW Racing to field the two-car entry, led by current series front-runner Nic Box.
Box will handle driving duties in one of the Z cars, while fellow Western Australian Danny Williamson will drive the second car.
Allstar Garage currently field a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 for Box, and the move to 370Zs for next year is part of the ARC’s move away from four-wheel-driven vehicles for the 2013 series.
The Z entry will not be without precedent however, with Datsun 240Z and 260Zs enjoying international rally success in the 1970s - including two Australian Rally Championships at the hands of local rally legend Ross Dunkerton.
These new Zs will be built from the ground-up to the latest G2 specifications by Allstar Garage in Perth, and will compete in a field expected to be dominated by front-wheel drive hatchbacks.
The Zs will have a weight disadvantage against these smaller models, but Box is confident that the 370’s more powerful 3.7 litre V6 will be able to overcome this.
“I wouldn't be interested if I didn't think the 370Z was capable of winning stages outright", Box said in a recent statement.
Drivers Alan Roe and Jack Monkhouse have proven the competitiveness of rear-wheel drive Nissan 200SX models against front-wheel drive models so far in the 2012 championship.
The 2013 Australian Rally Championship will commence with the National Capital Rally in Canberra in early March.
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