Special edition Nissan 370Z celebrates 50 years of Z cars

2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

Special edition Nissan 370Z celebrates 50 years of Z cars

The 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition, with a distinctive racing livery appearance, was unveiled to the world in NY - the same city where the original Datsun 240Z made its US debut half a century ago. "The Datsun 240Z started the ball rolling for Japanese sports cars in North America", Ivan Espinosa, Nissan vice-president of global product strategy and planning, said in a statement.

The Datsun 240Z debuted in North America five decades ago.

Beyond the 50th Anniversary Edition, the 2020 Nissan GT-R will come in three trim levels: GT-R Premium, GT-R Track Edition and GT-R Nismo. The 370Z Sport model is the foundation for the 50th Anniversary model, as it represents the true enthusiast spirit of the original model. The two available exterior colors, white with red accents and silver with black accents, were inspired by the 240Z BRE (Brock Racing Enterprises) race cars that won numerous SCCA events. The two small stripes on the side are painted on as well. The model also boasts side stripes, 50th Anniversary badging and special 19-inch alloy wheels with red accents. See as well the 50th Anniversary badges, because it's not a special edition without badges. At first glance, the 2020 GT-R NISMO looks like the NISMO version of the Godzilla the world knows, but the vented fenders (which allow hot air to be extracted from the engine bay while providing additional downforce on the front tires), front and rear bumpers, side sill covers, hood, roof, and rear spoiler are all carbon fiber and lighter by 23 pounds. A full-length center console separates the driver's seat from the passenger seat. Special touches include a "50th Anniversary" steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara, with a race car-inspired centering stripe. Inside the vehicle is an interior that has special "50th Anniversary" badge on it and leather and suede heated 4-way power seats with adjustable lumbar support. The special edition also enhances the cabin with dark-chrome accents and faux-suede door panels. Rather than using the standard car's 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 with 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque, the Track Edition will now use the Nismo's 600-horsepower engine. A seven-speed automatic is optional. The seats are also heated and offer four-way power adjustment. A double-wishbone suspension keeps everything planted in front while the rear gets a multilink setup. Regardless of which gearbox is selected, both send power to the rear wheels through a limited slip differential.

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