The current iteration of the Nissan 370Z sportscar has been around for some time and while there's no immediate replacement on the cards, a facelift was desperately needed to bring in line with 2017/2018 trends...
The Nissan Z range has a phenomenal heritage stretching all the way back from the 60s. For 2017, the long-serving Nissan 370Z has been facelifted and it brings a number of updates to the table. According to Nissan South Africa, "the enhancements create a contemporary new finish to the coupe’s classic design as well as dynamic improvements including a sports-clutch from well-known performance brand EXEDY."
"The heritage of Nissan’s Z-car series means unparalleled quality and performance, providing drivers with the quintessential sports car experience,” said Xavier Gobille, Managing Director, Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, Nissan Group of Africa. “The Nissan 370Z MY18 is no different and is sure to provide a thrill for the Z’s cult following as well as new customers who are willing to explore living life in the red...”
The changes on the exterior comprise metal chrome door handles and a black rear bumper fascia. Dark-tinted headlamps and rear combination lights, which were previously only available on the Nismo derivative, are now standard. There are also new 19-inch alloy wheels and a new Red Metallic exterior paint finish. For those technically included, Nissan has fitted a new high-performance clutch into manual versions. This clutch results in less driver pedal effort and the claim is that there's more precision, comfort and feel.
The engine remains unchanged and for the record, it's a 3.7-litre naturally aspirated petrol V6 with peak outputs of 245 kW and 363 Nm. Power goes to the rear wheels via either a 6x-speed manual 'box or a 7-speed automatic.
A new Exedy clutch for the manual gearbox is the main technical change for the facelifted Nissan 370Z
Nissan 370Z Price in South Africa (September 2017)
R661 900 for manual transmission
R680 900 for automatic transmission
The facelifted Nissan 370Z comes standard with Nissan’s 3yr/90 000km service plan and 6yr/150 000km warranty.