Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

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The 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition will be available in four trim levels :

  • The base model.
  • Sport.
  • Sport Touring.
  • 370Z NISMO.

The 370Z Sport model is the foundation for the 50th Anniversary model as it represents the true enthusiast spirit of the original model.

The exterior of the 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition mimics the livery of the original BRE race car & is available in two different paint schemes :

  • White with red accents.
  • Silver with black accents.

Key BRE design cues include the two signature stripes on the side of the car & the painted trunk, hood, side mirrors & A-pillars in the accent color – red for the white car & black for the silver car. Along the side of the car a thin line runs from the headlight to the rear glass which culminates in a small triangle inspired by the C-pillar of the Datsun 240Z. The package also includes 50th Anniversary identification on the front fender, anniversary rear badging & special 19-inch alloy wheels with red accents.

The 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition retains the sleek profile that has defined Zs of the past characterized by its low roof line, upswept quarter-window design & slope of the rear hatch. High-intensity discharge bi-functional xenon “boomerang shape” headlights with an auto on/off feature & LED daytime running lamps combine with a distinct front bumper design for an aggressive, yet elegant face.

At the rear the integration of the boomerang taillights, rear spoiler delete & wide, flared fenders highlight the car’s strong, athletic shape.

Inside the driver-centric interior is framed by a deeply scooped instrument panel. A full-length center console separates the driver’s seat from the passenger seat. The design incorporates a “layer concept” with an information layer, an operation layer & a holding layer. Special touches include a “50th Anniversary” steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara with a race car-inspired centering stripe. The leather-appointed & suede-covered heated four-way power seats, which feature adjustable lumbar support – have unique stitching, graphics & the 50th Anniversary logo embossed into the backrests. Dark chrome accents are used throughout the interior including special kick plates adorned with the Z logo &  synthetic suede door panel inserts exclusive to the special edition model.

The information layer provides good visibility & easy access to all key data. The gauges are attached to the steering column so that the driver doesn’t have to choose between a preferred steering wheel position & gauge visibility. The large upper steering-wheel opening in front of the gauges is designed to provide a good view of the readouts while the special 50th Anniversary logo on the tachometer celebrates Z performance.

AS QUICK & AGILE AS EVER!

Nissan’s famed 3.7-liter V-6 engine is at the heart of the 50th Anniversary Edition with the engine producing 332 horsepower & 270 lb-ft of torque. The innovative VVEL system optimizes intake valve open/close movements allowing air to be sent promptly to the combustion chamber at the precise time it’s needed.

Since the VVEL system can adjust to open the valves slightly, it improves fuel efficiency by reducing camshaft friction & fuel waste. It also provides cleaner emissions by allowing quicker warmup of the catalyst and by stabilizing combustion when the engine is cool.

The 50th Anniversary model comes equipped with a close-ratio 6-speed manual gearbox that features a synchronized downshift rev-matching system called SynchroRev Match. It automatically controls & adjusts engine speed when shifting to the exact speed of the next gear position essentially “blipping” the throttle to smooth out any up/down shifts. This allows drivers of any skill level to change gears like a professional race car driver.

The 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition is also available as a 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching, paddle shifters & adaptive shift control designed to offer quick, manual-like shifting when operated in manual mode with a target time of 0.5 seconds between shifts.

The 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition features a fine-tuned double-wishbone front suspension that uses lightweight forged aluminum arms, a lightweight rigid aluminum-alloy cradle & a hollow construction stabilizer bar. The independent multi-link rear suspension is also stiffer & lighter than the previous generation’s design. The rear cradle is integrated into a single part without welding. Each corner has high-response shock absorbers that enhance ride comfort through reduced friction. A Viscous Limited Slip Differential makes sure the power gets to the ground.

Providing stopping power is a four-wheel vented disc anti-lock brake system with electronic brake force distribution & brake assist. Featuring 14.0-inch front & 13.8-inch rear rotors with four-piston front & two-piston rear aluminum calipers. High-grip Bridgestone Potenza S007 tires mounted on RAYS lightweight forged alloys – with special trim – round out the package.