The Japanese make amazing cars. But what they like to do is also hold on to something for a long time. Nissan in particular. But you can’t blame them if they got something right and it ain’t broke, why fix it? That is what Nissan has done with the GTR and also now the 370Z. What I mean is, hey, there is another edition of it coming out next year and yes, it looks the same as before but we tweaked it and gave it a nice new name so that you can buy it.
Nissan previewed the 2018, yes, 2018 370Z Heritage Edition at the recent New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The Heritage Edition is built to honour the iconic range of Nissan sports cars for over the years. What you get out of this car are new headlights and rear lights, a new paint scheme and smoke chrome door handles as well as a high performance clutch system for manual models.
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 and the Magnetic Black Heritage Edition includes gloss silver graphics and yellow interior trim.
“Over the past five decades there have been a number of special Z® trim packages that have added a sense of customization straight off the showroom floor,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “The new 2018 370Z Heritage Edition honors 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.”
The 370Z Heritage Edition will be available with a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL) and a choice of 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM).
The 370Z Heritage Edition will be joined by the new 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition at the New York International Auto Show.