The Nissan 370z 40th Anniversary Edition will Arrive in Spring 2010

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It’s that time of the year again where car manufacturers are scrambling to introduce its iconic sports car anniversary edition. Nissan is celebrating its 40th anniversary model of the Nissan 370z with limited production. So what do you get in the 40th edition 37oz model? The 40th anniversary model starts out with a 370z Coupe Touring model equipped with manual transmission and Sport Package. Not bad for a starter, it seems Nissan doesn’t skim anything this time like previous anniversary models (lame and expensive). The color of choice for this year anniversary model is “40th Quartz” exterior color with the red leather interior. These two colors are great contrast to each other, and really bring out the definition and tone of the 370z looks.

The Nissan 370z 40th Anniversary Edition will also get an exclusive high-luster smoke wheel finish with red brake calibers. In addition, the interior will get appointed red leather treatment around the dashboard area and steering wheel. One thing is missing is the engine upgrade, hey, how about a turbo or supercharger here? Well leave it to Steve Millen, he has a supercharger ready soon by the beginning of next year.

So far no pricing yet but what see from the added equipment is that the top model 370z 40th Anniversary Edition will be around $40,000. The 370z 40th Anniversary Edition won’t be available till spring of 2010. Now lets see, a Z or Mustang? Share your thoughts! First, lets watch the video below to get into the mood :). This reminds me of my 1986 Nissan 300z, which I’ve spent most of my weekends fixing that darn thing. It has more broken digital stuff than C3PO and R2D2 combined.

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Nissan of North America has finally announced pricing for the 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition, which is scheduled to go on sale in late February 2010. The 40th Anniversary Edition starts with the 370Z Touring model equipped with Sport Package and 6-speed manual transmission then adds unique special equipment. The MSRP is $38,860, and the 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition will be limited to 1,000 units.

The standard 370Z Touring and Sport Package features SynchroRev Match, front chin spoiler, rear spoiler, Nissan Sport Brakes, 19-inch Rays forged aluminum-alloy wheels and viscous limited-slip differential. Additionally, the 40th Anniversary Edition adds a unique, premium “40th Graphite” exterior color and special red leather-appointed interior.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary Edition, the 2010 Nissan 370Z Coupe is available in two well-equipped models: 370Z and 370Z Touring and in a special edition NISMO 370Z – starting at $29,990 (6MT), $34,660 (6MT) and $39,190 respectively. A 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, with fully automatic cloth convertible top, is also offered, starting at $36,970 (6MT).

All 2010 Nissan 370Z models are equipped with a standard 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL). The engine is rated at 332-horsepower for the 370 Coupe and 370Z Roadster, while the NISMO 370Z Coupe is tuned to produce 350 horsepower. Buyers also have a choice of 6-speed manual transmission with an available SynchroRev Match synchronized downshift rev matching system or a 7-speed automatic transmission (NISMO 370Z and 40th Anniversary Package are available with 6-speed manual transmission only). Crisp handling is once again provided by a 4-wheel independent suspension.