The Datsun 240Z made its U.S. debut a half a century ago and Nissan is marking the occasion by unveiling the 2020 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition.
Set to debut at the New York Auto Show later this week, the 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to the #46 Brock Racing Enterprises 240Z that won multiple SCCA National Championships with John Morton behind the wheel.
The special edition is based on the 370Z Sport and has a two-tone livery that mimics the BRE race car. Customers can order the Z in white with red accents or silver with black accents.
Regardless of which is selected, all 50th Anniversary Editions will have contrasting paint on their hood, trunk, mirrors and A-pillars. The model also boasts side stripes, 50th Anniversary badging and special 19-inch alloy wheels with red accents.
The interior largely carries over, but designers installed a handful of special touches. These include an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel with a contrasting center stripe. Elsewhere, there are leather and suede seats with unique stitching and embossed 50th Anniversary logos. The seats are also heated and offer four-way power adjustment.
Other special touches include dark chrome accents and synthetic suede door panel inserts. Buyers will also find Z-branded door sill plates, an 8-speaker Bose audio system and a 50th Anniversary logo on the tachometer.
Power comes from a familiar 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 332 hp (248 kW / 337 PS) and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a standard six-speed manual transmission with SynchroRev Match technology, but a seven-speed automatic is also available. Regardless of which gearbox is selected, both send power to the rear wheels through a limited slip differential.
The 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition will go on sale later this month, but there’s no word on pricing. However, it will undoubtedly cost more than the original Datsun 240Z which had a base price of $3,626.