Nissan has announced the updated 2011 370Z Coupe for European market. Along with the updated components, Nissan is also adding a new trim level called the GT Edition. The Nissan 370Z GT Edition is added to celebrate its heritage when it was first introduced to America in 1969 as the 240Z.
The updated 2011 370Z Coupe includes a wide variety of suspension, transmission and equipment enhancements. With the new suspension improvement, the Nissan 370Z Coupe promises to provide a greater stability among ride comfort and high-speed handling. There is also an optional seven-speed automatic transmission with a “snow” mode to help starts the car off in second gear and controls engine speed to avoid wheel spin on ice or snow.
The 370Z Coupe is prone to road noise, so Nissan added extra insulation pads to the under-body to deafening tire and road noise. Other equipment upgrades include a new optional rear view-parking camera and a standard tire pressure monitoring system.
The engine remains unchanged with the same 3.7-liter V6 engine, which employs the all-alloy 24-valve twin cam not only develops more power and torque but is also more response, more refined and more fuel efficient.
Lastly, with the new GT Edition trim for the 2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe, it comes with the new Black Rose body color that has contrasting stripes running along the sides of the car with the “GT Edition” logo. To round out the look, standard 19-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels with anthracite color are used in place of the outgoing 18-inch wheels. The best part is that the 2011 Nissan 370Z GT Edition actually costs less than the standard model.
“The 370Z is an iconic sports car and the GT Edition underlines its appeal to enthusiasts everywhere,” said Pierre Loing, Vice President Product Planning, Nissan International SA. “The combination of outstanding performance and the dramatic looks of this very special Nissan 370Z more than lives up to the heritage of its illustrious forebear while its strong links to the race track shows its true pedigree.”
It is really odd that Nissan built the 2011 370Z GT Edition to recognize its heritage but have the initial introduction in Europe instead of America. Lets hope that the U.S. will get the GT Edition as well, after all, it is where the “Z” was first introduced and got its fame.