Nissan South Africa has revealed the stunning next generation Nissan 370Z, which builds on the iconic Z-car legacy that began in the sixties.
Nissan took the wraps off the new 2018 model year 370Z at the Festival of Motoring which took place at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit last week. The enhancements create a contemporary new finish to the coupe’s classic design as well as dynamic improvements including a sports-clutch from well-known performance brand EXEDY.
“The heritage of Nissan’s Z-car series means unparalleled quality and performance, providing drivers with the quintessential sports car experience,” said Xavier Gobille, Managing Director, Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, Nissan Group of Africa. “The Nissan 370Z MY18 is no different and is sure to provide a thrill for the Z’s cult following as well as new customers who are willing to explore living life in the red – when you rev the engine and the Z can really show what it’s made of.”
Upgrades include metal chrome door handles and a black rear bumper fascia. Dark-tinted headlamps and rear combination lights – previously only available on the NISMO model – are now standard.
Every MY18 car comes with distinctive new 19-inch alloy wheels and a stunning new Red Metallic exterior body colour is also available.
Nissan has partnered with respected performance brand EXEDY to integrate a new high-performance clutch into manual versions of the 370Z MY18. Perfecting the downshift reduces driver pedal effort and delivers even greater levels of gear change precision and comfort.
The Nissan’s premium infotainment system, featuring a seven-inch touch-screen, satellite navigation, DVD player and rear-view camera, is standard.
The 370Z MY18 retains all the features which have helped it become a highly desirable choice for performance car enthusiasts. Power comes from a 3.7-litre 245kW V6, driving the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Optimum weight distribution and a refined suspension combine to deliver outstanding ride quality and dynamic handling for enthusiastic drivers. The 370Z remains the only car in the segment to offer Syncro Rev Control – the world’s first fully synchronised down/up shift rev control system on a manual transmission.
Nissan’s Z-car success story began in the early sixties and gained momentum with the launch of the famed Fairlady Z / Datsun 240Z. Five generations of successors have remained true to its spirit of high performance, timeless design and affordability.
Each model, from the original through the 280ZX and 300ZX, to the reborn 350Z and today’s 370Z, can be recognised by its distinctive long bonnet and short rear overhang.
The classic Z-car interior is always dominated by a simple three-spoke steering wheel and three circular gauges.
The Nissan 370Z MY18 is on sale now in South Africa starting at R661 900 for manual transmission and R680 900 for automatic transmission. The MY18 Nissan 370Z comes standard with Nissan’s 3yr/90,000km service plan and 6yr/150,000km warranty.