It's 50 years since the original Z car from Nissan appeared and, to celebrate, the latest 370Z Anniversary Edition receives a legendary BRE racing livery paint job.
Can you believe it's been 50 years since the original Nissan (or Datsun in the States) 240Z debut in New York? Five decades on and Nissan chose the New York auto show to unveil their 50th Anniversary Edition 370Z in resplendent BRE racing livery.
There have been numerous tribute cars over the years which were also on display, including the 280ZX, 300ZX and the 350Z, and each of them received special treatment in celebration of their forefather too.
The 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition is available in four trims from which you can choose to make a statement, all of which pay homage to the car's racing heritage.
On the outside, owners can choose from two colour options, inspired by the 240Z BRE – race cars from Brock Racing Enterprises that won numerous SCCA events way back when. Select either white with red accents or silver with black accents and the accent colour covers the bonnet, A-pillars, hatch and some of the roof while body stripes finish off the detailing. There are also the customary 50th Anniversary badges and unique 19-inch Rays alloy wheels with red rim accents wrapped with Bridgestone rubber.
The interior sports two black leather sport seats with red piping and contrast stitching finished off with a Z logo printed onto the inserts to complete the look. The tiller is wrapped in Alcantara with a centre stripe highlight, the metal kick plates and gague cluster carry the 50th Anniversary logo, while semi-suede material covers the door panel inserts.
The 3.7-litre V6 powerplant is taken directly from the standard car, pushing 332 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque in all but the Nizmo trim, which offers 350 hp and 276 lb-ft. All models offer either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission, independent suspension setup and a limited-slip differential.