Nissan launches retro-inspired 370Z in New York to mark half a century of Nissan performance models
Felix Page Autocar writer
16 April 2019

Nissan has revealed a limited edition variant of the 370Z coupé to celebrate 50 years of its Z performance range.

The 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition has been unveiled in New York, with a paint scheme inspired by the SCCA-winning BRE 240Z raced by John Morton in the early 1970s.

The special edition is based on the 370Z Sport, one of four trim levels available on the Porsche 718 Cayman rival for 2020. 

Buyers can choose from two retro-inspired liveries (white/red or silver/black), which feature a contrasting bonnet, wing mirrors, bootlid and roofline, alongside two signature racing stripes on each door. 

Other bespoke design features include unique 19in lightweight aluminium wheels with red accents, rear spoiler delete and 50th anniversary badging on the front and rear bumpers.

Inside, the 50th Anniversary Edition receives an Alcantara-clad steering wheel with motorsport-inspired centre stripe, 50th Anniversary-embossed kick plates and backrests, and suede door panel inserts. 

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A Bose sound system is equipped as standard to 370Zs specced with the celebratory trim, as are dark chrome interior trim accents, four-way power seats and high-intensity xenon headlights. 

A close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox is also standard fitment, but buyers can opt for a seven-speed automatic which boasts a target shift time of under 0.5 seconds. 

Power output is unchanged from the standard 370Z, which features the same 3.7-litre V6 petrol engine producing 323bhp and 270lb ft. 

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6

16 April 2019

 means more in America and Japan where they raced in these colours, here in dear old Blighty not so much, maybe someone can enlighten me as to any race series that ran here or in Europe.....

Peter Cavellini.

16 April 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 means more in America and Japan where they raced in these colours, here in dear old Blighty not so much, maybe someone can enlighten me as to any race series that ran here or in Europe.....

Well being a 260Z owner many years ago, i was aware of Big Sam the Super Samuri racing Zs back in the 70s. Awesome wide-body beast. But not sure if that was in the BTCC of the same era? Also a successful rally car.

As for this version though, what are those 2 door stripes? Look awful. The Z needs a redesign quick - it's looking very dated amongst the Alpines and Caymans

16 April 2019

 In America in the 60’ 70’ Nissan raced in these colours, don’t know about in Japan though?

Peter Cavellini.

16 April 2019

Both this and the GTR have extremely dated, tired interiors. The exterior of this is very dated now and this colour scheme really isn't doing it any favours. 

16 April 2019

Black bonnets.......look like an unfinished body repair or a nasty attempt at sportiness by a chavvy boy racer after a trip to some cheapo car mods shop.

 

Everyone has a right to an opinion - don't confuse that with insulting your mother :-)

16 April 2019

 Dark interior, not pretty from any angle, can’t we say that about most modern designs today too...?

Peter Cavellini.

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