Prepare to pay a premium for the retro-inspired livery.
Despite being on sale for over a decade now, the 370Z is still showing no signs of retiring because Nissan unveiled yet another special edition of the Japanese sports car at the 2019 New York Auto Show. As the name implies, the Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition celebrates 50 years of the iconic Z car after the 1970 Datsun 240Z made its US debut at the 1969 New York Auto Show. Available for the 2020 model year, the special 370Z Anniversary Edition is available in white with red accents or silver with black accents. The unique livery pays homage to the Brock Racing Enterprises livery that adorned the famous BRE Datsun racers of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Anniversary badging on the front and rear and 19-inch wheels round off the exterior changes.
Step inside, and you’ll find leather sport seats with red accents and logos, 50th Anniversary embossing on the seatbacks, a leather or Alcantara steering wheel with top red stripe, 50th Anniversary badges on the tachometer and console, synthetic suede door panel inserts with red stitching, red contrast stitching and piping throughout the interior, dark silver 50th Anniversary kickplates and 4-way power heated seats.
At the time, however, Nissan didn’t announce pricing details for the US – until now.
The retro-inspired package is only available for the 370Z, which starts at $33,820 with the six-speed manual transmission. The 50th Anniversary Edition package costs $2,600 more than the Sport model, making a total of $36,420. Opting for the seven-speed automatic transmission increases the price up to $37,670. Both prices exclude the $895 destination and handling charge.
Nissan has also announced pricing for the regular 2020 370Z Coupe and 2020 370Z Nismo, and the good news is there are no changes from last year’s models. On sale now at US Nissan dealers, the 2020 Nissan 370Z equipped with the six-speed manual transmission starts at $30,090, while the automatic version starts at $31,490. The 370Z Nismo, on the other hand, will set you back $45,790 for the manual version and $47,190 for the automatic.
As standard, the 370Z is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 that sends 332 horsepower to the rear wheels. The more potent 370Z Nismo increases the output to 350 hp and adds sportier suspension, automatic rev-matching for the manual transmission and more aggressive styling.