Nissan's 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition, which will be limited to 1,000 units and will go on sale in early spring 2010, is priced from US$38,860. The limited edition was created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Datsun 240Z.
The edition is based on the 370Z Touring model equipped with Sport Package and 6-speed manual transmission but will be given unique special equipment.
Along with the standard 370Z Touring and Sport Package features -- including SynchroRev Match, front chin spoiler, rear spoiler, Nissan Sport Brakes, 19-inch Rays forged aluminum-alloy wheels and viscous limited-slip differential -- the 40th Anniversary Edition adds a unique, premium "40th Quartz" exterior color and special red leather-appointed interior.
In addition, the car will have high-luster smoke wheel finish, red brake calipers and 40th Anniversary badges on the rear hatch and front shock tower brace.
For its interior, there will be red leather-appointed seats, red door panel inserts, 40th Anniversary seatback and floormat embroidery, red stitching on the center stack, shift boot and kneepads, smooth leather steering wheel with red stitching and a plaque of authenticity.
Every 40th Anniversary Edition Z also comes with a special certificate of ownership and commemorative premium satin car cover.
Vice-president and general manager of Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc., Al Castignetti said it is unthinkable that a lot has changed when it comes to the notion of an affordable sports car that can be used daily. He added that 40 years have passed since the first 240Z managed to change Nissan’s course.
Man first took that significant step on the moon in 1969, the same year that the 240Z also made its own important first step. “Happy anniversary, Z,” greeted Castignetti.
Looking through the automobile’s history, only a few cars have managed to reach the stage wherein they managed to express the true spirit of the brand, its engineering and ideals while also managing to catch the world’s imagination. The Z is one such car, Castignetti shared.