THE 2018 rendition of Nissan’s stylish sports coupe and roadster, the 370Z, has received a fresh new look, designed to set it apart from the previous versions of the long running model.
Distinct from the NISMO alternative, the 2018 version of the Nissan 370Z now features smoked front and rear lights – plus a smoked finish on exterior door handles – and newly designed 19-inch alloy wheels.
It also arrives in a new shade of red, with the richer Cherry Red replacing the superseded Bordeaux. All updates will be applied to both model variants, while the 6-speed manual option is now fitted with a high-performance EXEDY clutch that makes it more responsive and fun to drive.
Having first debuted in April 2009, the Nissan 370Z is fitted with satellite navigation with 3D mapping, a seven-inch integrated colour touch screen and Bluetooth as standard equipment.
It also features Nissan’s Premium Braking System, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Anti-lock Braking (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and dual front, side and curtain airbags.
The Nissan 370Z is powered by a 3.7-litre engine that boasts 245kW of power and 363Nm of torque. The manual version of the couple hits the road at $49,990 plus on-roads, while the 7-speed auto, with paddle shifters, is on the market from $52,490 – again, plus on-roads.
The Roadster begins at $60,990 plus on-roads for the manual, and $63,490 plus on-roads for the auto. It comes in eight contemporary colours, including Chicane Yellow, Shiro White and Diamond Black.
Other colours in the range include Brilliant Silver, Eau Rouge Red, GT Blue, and Gun Metallic, as well as the Cherry Red already mentioned above.