New York Auto Show: 2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition

2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition

To celebrate the approaching 50-year anniversary of the Z, Nissan has revealed its 2018 370Z Heritage Edition ahead of its release for a preview at the New York Auto Show, alongside the 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition.

Available on the base model coupe, the Heritage pack will be seen on cars equipped with Nissan’s standard 3.7-litre V6, which will put 247kW through either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed auto.

The package has two colour options, ‘Chicane Yellow’ (pictured) which features black outside mirrors, gloss black graphics and yellow interior trim, or ‘Magnetic Black’ with silver graphics and the same yellow interior trim.

2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition Engine Bay

It’ll also introduce new features to the 370Z’s 2018 year model. New headlight and rear combination lights are on the cards, as is a new rear paint scheme, smoke chrome door handles and, most importantly, a new Exedy high-performance clutch for three-pedal cars.

2018 Z cars will still feature Nissan’s ‘Variable Valve Event and Lift Control’ (VVEL) and its rev matching system for downshifting.

2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition Sunset rear

Nissan North America VP of product planning Michael Bunce says it follows Nissan’s tradition of offering customers trim packages from the showroom to encourage a sense of customisation.

"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."

The 2018 370Z goes on sale soon in the US, though Australia will likely have to wait until late 2017 or even 2018 to get its mitts on the new model Z.

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