Today, the legendary Nissan Z nameplate has celebrated seven generations and is quickly approaching its 50th birthday, which is coming in 2019.
Starting off with the 240z that went up for sale in 1968, the brand has shaped the Z into probably the most versatile yet affordable modern sports car, holding the extremely popular (and cheap to modify) VQ V6 engine.
To celebrate the company’s evolution over the past fifty years, Nissan is introducing a new version of Nissan 370z for 2018: The Heritage Edition.
“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.”
Well, its really just an appearance package– available in two colors: either Chicane Yellow or Magnetic Black. The Magnetic Black Heritage Edition comes fitted with silver accents on the exterior and with yellow-accented seats, steering wheel, shifters, and door panels on the interior. As you probably guessed, Chicane Yellow versions sport gloss black exterior graphics.
The package is only available on the base model 370z, with the standard 332 horsepower and choice of either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission.
As with all other 2018 model year Nissan Zs, the Heritage Editions will include the upgraded head lights, tail lights, door handles, painted rear fascia, and high-performance Exedy clutch (for manual transmissions).
The Heritage Edition 370z is scheduled to arrive at dealers nationwide sometime this Spring.