Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition celebrates 50 years of Z-cars
New Heritage Edition 370Z to get new decals and yellow or black paint job, but that’s about it (unfortunately) for the ageing coupe.
In 2019, the Nissan Z-car will turn 50, and to celebrate, the Japanese car manufacturer will mark the occasion with a special edition version of its current 370Z coupe.
To give us all a taste of what we can expect, Nissan has released some official images of the 370Z Heritage Edition – as it will be known.
Available in two colours: Chicane Yellow or Magnetic Black, the Heritage Edition will debut next week at the New York Motor Show alongside the new Nissan GT-R Track Edition.
So what can we expect?
Well, in case you forgot, the 370Z was first released back in 2009. Since then, it has undergone very little in the way of refreshes or generational updates.
The Heritage Edition (unfortunately) is really just an appearance package for the existing 370Z. The Chicane Yellow version features gloss black graphics on the exterior, while the Magnetic Black one boasts silver body art.
On the inside, both versions get yellow accents on the seats, steering wheel, gear shifter, and door panels.
And that’s about it! Other prominent changes are actually included as part of the 2018 model year updates which encompass the whole 370Z line. They include a pair of revised head and tail lights, new door handles, revised paint on the rear fascia, and an EXEDY high-performance clutch on the six-speed manual transmission.
In terms of performance, the 370Z Heritage Edition will utilise the same 3.7-litre 322-horsepower naturally aspirated V6 as its predecessors have. That means it will be capable of reaching 100km/h in 5.2 seconds and max out at a rather limited 250km/h.
So while it looks as though an all-new 370Z replacement isn’t on the cards, Z-car fans can take some solace from the Heritage Edition’s inception.