Friday May 20th, 2011 16:14 Nissan Launch 370Z GT Edition

 

It is 40 years since the first performance Z-car appeared in the UK and to mark this anniversary, Nissan has launched the new 370Z GT Edition. The special edition car is also being developed in order to celebrate the Japanese firm’s significant success in global racing.

With distinctive grey GT stripes that run along its flanks, the 370Z GT Edition tips its hat to the original Z-cars of the 1970s. In addition to these stripes, the latest Z-car also features 19-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels.

In order to enable it to adapt to the higher average speeds enjoyed in Europe, changes to the chassis and suspension of the 370Z GT Edition have been made. According to Nissan, dampers have been retuned “to provide the ideal balance between ride comfort and high speed handling.”

The Nissan 370Z GT Edition will also include a rear-view parking camera that appears in the sat-nav screen and a tyre pressure monitoring system. On top of these features, the GT Edition will also have a new ‘snow’ setting for its seven-speed automatic gearbox. This setting has been put in place to prevent the wheels from spinning in slippery conditions, and it does this by controlling the engine revs and allowing the car to start from second gear.

Pierre Loing, vice president of product planning for Nissan says: “The 370Z is an iconic sports car and the GT Edition underlines its appeal to enthusiasts everywhere.”

Available in the UK from June, the Nissan 370Z GT Edition will come in three colours – Pearl White, Kuro Black and Black Rose – with prices starting in the region of £35,000.

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