Launched in late-2008, the Nissan 370Z should have been retired by now. However with the future of Nissan's Z car still uncertain, NIssan has decided to give the aging 370Z a new paint job to mark the 50th anniversary of the original Z car, the Datsun 240Z's debut in America. The special edition 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition will be put on display at upcoming New York International Auto Show.
The livery of the special edition 370Z pays homage to the #46 BRE (Brock Racing Enterprises) Datsun 240Z that won multiple SCCA National Championships in USA.
The exterior of the 370Z 50th Anniversary edition mimics the livery of the original BRE race car. Like the BRE 240Z, the special edition 370Z is available in two different paint schemes -white with red accents or silver with black accents.
Key BRE design cues include the two signature stripes on the side of the car and the painted trunk, hood, side mirrors, and A-pillars in the contrasting colour.
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 Datsun 240Z.
The package also includes 50th anniversary identification on the front fender, anniversary rear badging, and special 19-inch alloy wheels with red accents.
Inside, special touches include a "50th Anniversary" steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara, with a race-car-inspired centering stripe.
The leather-appointed and suede-covered heated four-way power seats, which feature adjustable lumbar support, have unique stitching, graphics and the 50th Anniversary logo embossed into the backrests.
Dark chrome accents are used throughout the interior, including special kick plates adorned with the Z logo and synthetic suede door panel inserts exclusive to the special edition model. There is also a special 50th Anniversary logo on the tachometer.
Last but not the least, a Bose audio system with eight speakers, active noise cancellation, and active sound enhancement systems is also standard on the 50th Anniversary model.