The Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition’s two-tone colour scheme, in red and white and silver and black, is based off the #46 BRE (Brock Racing Enterprises – the American Peter Brock not the Australian one) Datsun 240Z that won the 1970 and 1971 SCCA National Championships in the US.
Based on the standard Coupe, the model has 50th anniversary badging features on the rear of the car and the surrounds of the indicators on the front quarter panels.
There’s either a white body with a red bonnet, or a silver body with a black bonnet. In both cases the roof A-pillars connect through to the boot. There are two signature stripes on the side of the car. Updated 19-inch wheels, incorporating red rings.
Along the side of the car, a thin line runs from the headlight to the rear glass, culminating in a small triangle inspired by the C-pillar of the original Datsun 240Z all these years ago.
Inside, the Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary interior has red highlights, red leather mesh on the seats incorporating the 50th anniversary wreath around the Z logo. There is also red stitching on the doors, knee pad, C Cluster and steering wheel – the latter also adding the red centre mark
There are red highlights on the shift knob and the shifter boot, plus a 50th anniversary logo.
A 50th anniversary logo on the tachometer and a dark chrome Z logo on the kick plates and a black finisher
This special edition is powered by Nissan’s 3.7-litre V6 engine, which outputs 245kW of power at 7000rpm and 363Nm of torque at 5200rpm.
The 50th Anniversary model comes equipped with a close-ratio, six-speed manual gearbox that features a synchronised downshift rev-matching system called SynchroRev Match.
Or a seven-speed automatic with paddle shifters and adaptive shift control designed to offer quick, manual-like shifting when operated in manual mode.
Nissan 370Z 50th anniversary edition comes with satellite navigation with 3D mapping and a 7-inch integrated colour display with touch screen and steering wheel-mounted controls.
Bluetooth handsfree phone and cruise control are standard, the Nissan 370Z also has heated seats, a leather accented steering wheel and gearshift and automatic climate control.
“The Nissan 370Z is an iconic car with a strong following in Australia,” said Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.
“Since its arrival here we’ve sold almost 22,000 Zs, and this 50th anniversary commemorative edition is sure to attract passionate Z fans and buyers.”
On sale now, the Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition is priced at $53,490 (MSRP) for the manual variant, and $55,990 for the auto.