New clutch, tweaked styling and higher-spec standard infotainment for the nine-year-old sports coupé

The Nissan 370Z sports coupé has been updated for 2018.

The main change is the addition of a higher-performance clutch from performance part maker Exedy. Nissan claims this "perfects the downshift" by "reducing pedal effort and increasing gearchange precision". Mechanically, the rest of the car is unchanged. 

On the exterior, subtle tweaks including tinted lights, a new 19in alloy wheel design and a new metallic red paint option. These were revealed earlier this year on the US-market 370Z Heritage edition, which was revealed at the this year's New York motor show.

Inside, the highest-spec infotainment system - a 7.0in touchscreen with sat-nav and a reversing camera  - is now standard on GT models; before it was only standard on the 370Z Nismo. 

The refreshed 370Z is now available to order in the UK, priced from £29,185 - the same as the current model which increased to £27,430 in January of this year, but just £2290 over the car’s original price in 2009.

At nine years old, the 370Z has been around for two to three years longer than would usually be expected of a car.

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31 August 2017

I won't lie the 350Z / 370Z are extremely tempting second hand buys, doubt I would buy a 2017 version new unless it had some major discounting on it sadly.

31 August 2017

2017 is already over at Autocar HQ then.

31 August 2017

Despite its age and up and coming sporty coupes such as the new-gen Alpine A110 and the usual Porsche Cayman. Years ago, there was word that Nissan may seek to develop a sporty SUV instead to replace the iconic Z car. But it seems no news means good news. This 370Z update proves that Nissan has faith in keeping the Z car alive. Hope we will not have to wait too long.

de_design2  l  Exclusively Bespoke®

31 August 2017

Perhaps the nearest thing availble on the market that's closest to a traditional Austin Healy style sports car,high performance coupled with not to exacting handling and offered at a price that is frankly a steal. Don't bother with the versions above base the power upgrade is minimal and the other additions are largely cosmetic, no other vehicle offers so much performance for less than £30k. I don't think that Nissan will be producing another gereration of the Z-Car so get it while you can!!!!

1 September 2017

The minute you use a term like this used to mean it was a runout model, 380,400Z maybe?

Peter Cavellini.

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