The Nissan 370Z Coupe has subsisted on only minor revisions for a long time, a true adherent to the philosophy that if something isn’t broken, you shouldn’t try to fix it. In fact, it’s been around so long that the automaker saw fit to give it a special Heritage Edition variant for those truly fond of the nameplate and who wish to celebrate its 50th anniversary in style.
The standard version is already a looker, but the 2019 Nissan 370Z Coupe Heritage Edition goes the extra mile to ensure all passersby know this is a truly special car. It is offered in unique Magnetic Black, Deep Blue Pearl and Pearl White exterior colors, each as eye-catching as the 18-inch, black-finish alloy wheels and as vibrant as the smoked High Intensity Discharge Bi-functional Xenon headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights. Gloss black mirrors further accentuate the look in addition to unique Heritage Edition graphics on the hood, roof, trunk and side sills. There’s no mistaking the 370Z Heritage Edition for any other car on the road.
The Nissan 370Z Coupe is already carefully crafted to deliver a comfortable yet connected driving experience. As a result, Heritage Edition modifications focus only on aesthetics so as not to interfere with the ergonomics and driver-oriented layout, which includes the bolstered sport seats and easy-to-read gauges. It boasts yellow trim on the seats, center console, shifter, steering wheel and door panels, providing excellent contrast against the 370Z Coupe Heritage Edition’s black interior. Its clean look matches the elegant exterior design, reinforcing the idea that the 370Z is a gentleman’s coupe more so than a young man’s wild ride.
The 2019 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition is equipped with the same legendary 3.7-liter VQ V6 engine that works so well in the regular version. It makes 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, with a 7,500 rpm redline that makes shifting through every gear of the world-class, six-speed manual transmission a real pleasure. SynchroRev Match® technology blips the throttle for you on downshifts to keep things smooth at the track, and if you prefer to use your hands, there’s always the seven-speed automatic with manual paddle shifter mode.
The 2019 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition is a fitting homage to a car that has stolen the hearts of millions of driving enthusiasts around the world since the car first launched in 1970.
This article is presented by Bill Korum's Puyallup Nissan in Puyallup, Washington.