The calendar says 2017, but Nissan has offered a special early preview of the 2018 370Z Coupe Heritage Edition at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. The Heritage Edition honours the iconic Nissan sports car as it approaches its 50th anniversary at the end of the decade since its launch under the Datsun brand.
The Heritage Edition also incorporates enhancements to the 370Z Coupe for the 2018 model year, including new treatment of the headlights and rear combination lights, a new rear fascia paint scheme, smoke-chrome door handles and a new Exedy high-performance clutch (manual transmission). The US-market 2018 370Z Coupe goes on sale in spring 2017.
Available on the base 370Z Coupe (the best-selling and most affordable trim level in the US), the Heritage Edition package is offered in two exterior colours. The Chicane Yellow Heritage Edition features black outside mirrors, gloss black graphics and yellow interior trim, while the Magnetic Black Heritage Edition includes gloss silver graphics and yellow interior trim.
The 370Z Heritage Edition will be available with a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-litre DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL) and a choice of 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed automatic gearbox with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM).
“Over the past five decades, there have been a number of special Z trim packages that have added a sense of customisation straight off the showroom floor,” said Michael Bunce, vice-president, Product Planning, Nissan North America Inc.
“The new 2018 370Z Heritage Edition honours that tradition, blending it with the modern design and performance of the 2018 370Z. We’re pleased to be debuting the new Heritage Edition in New York, one of the top Z markets from the very beginning.”
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