Honoring nearly 50 years on the market
The nine-year-old Nissan 370Z is hanging on for another model year. For 2018, the 370Z can now be ordered with a new Heritage Edition package that adds a host of fresh aesthetic touches to the sports coupe.
Buyers have a choice of either Chicane Yellow or Magnetic Black paint when configuring their Heritage Edition Z. Yellow Zs wear special black mirror caps, black exterior graphics, and yellow interior trim, while black ones feature yellow interior trim and silver exterior graphics.
Additionally, each Heritage Edition arrives wearing the same updates made to the rest of the Z range for 2018. These changes include updated headlights and taillights, a revised rear fascia paint scheme, smoked chrome door handles, and a new clutch from EXEDY for manual 370Zs.
Power still comes from the familiar 3.7-liter naturally aspirated V-6, which pushes out 332 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque shipped to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission.
Beyond 2018, the future of the aging Z is uncertain. Nissan has remained quiet on that front. There have been rumors of moving the next-gen Z down to a Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ competitor, or even of adding the name to a high-performance crossover (a la the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross). If we had to guess, our money would be on a new sport coupe for the Z’s 50th anniversary in 2019.