CARS.COM — Driving enthusiasts are waiting on a full redesign of the Nissan 370Z, a car whose current generation debuted in October 2008. (How long ago was that? Two words: Sarah Palin.) Well, the 2018 370Z has a few updates, buuuuut it’s not a redesign. Changes include new headlight and taillight treatments, new paint for the rear bumper, smoke-chrome door handles and a new, high-performance clutch for manual-transmission cars.
Nissan also has a new Heritage Edition, which the automaker will show at next week’s 2017 New York International Auto Show. The edition pays homage to the Z’s near-50-year history under Nissan and Datsun, and it comes in Chicane Yellow or Magnetic Black editions — the yellow with black accents and the black with silver accents. Both editions build on the 370Z’s base trim level and have yellow trim on the steering wheel, knee pads, seats, shifter and doors.
As before, the 370Z carries a 332-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 that drives the rear wheels through a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission. Convertible and 350-hp NISMO versions are also available, but no 2018s are on sale yet. That should change soon; Nissan says the 2018 370Z coupe goes on sale this spring.
Check out some photos of the 2018 370Z Heritage Edition below.