Nissan is getting an early jump on 50th birthday celebrations for its iconic Z-car, displaying a Heritage Edition of the 370Z at the 2017 New York Auto Show as a preview of the 2018 370Z ahead of the Z’s 50th anniversary in 2019.
Styling upgrades include new headlight and taillight internals, smoke chrome door handles, and a contrasting paint finish applied to the lower rear bumper along with a decal pack that takes its inspiration from sticker sets available on numerous 240Z and 280Z models from the Z-car’s early days - most notably the 280Z Zap of 1977.
The Heritage Edition soldiers on with an unchanged 3.7-litre naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine that produces 245kW and 343Nm (in its Australian tune) and is paired to either a seven-speed automatic or a six-speed manual which adds an Exedy heavy-duty clutch.
Buyers will have the choice of two exterior colour schemes: Chicane Yellow accented with black wing mirrors, yellow interior trim and exterior gloss black 370Z graphics, or Magnetic Black paired with silver 370 exterior graphics and yellow interior trim.
The Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition is set to go on sale overseas just after its debut in April, but Australian 370Z fans can instead expect to see a more performance-focussed Nismo-tuned variant arrive locally in 2018.
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