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Nissan 370Z 50th anniversary edition unveiled in New York, headed for Australia

No changes under the hood, but it's stickers galore for the Zed's 50th.

Nissan has unveiled a 50th anniversary edition 370Z sports coupe at the New York motor show.

The edition is in celebration of the first ‘Z’ car, the Datsun 240Z (known in Japan as the Nissan Fairlady Z) which was first released in 1969 as a halo car in Nissan’s range.

The limited edition 370Z which is set to arrive in the second half of 2019 in Australia has a heavy US-market tilt as it wears a homage livery to the Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) 240Z which helped solidify the Z car’s image in the US.

The limited edition 370Z is set to arrive in the second half of 2019 in Australia. The limited edition 370Z is set to arrive in the second half of 2019 in Australia.

For the US market, the 50th Anniversary Edition will be available across all four trim levels, although confirmation on whether it will be available on both of Australia’s base and Nismo trims is yet to be confirmed.

Aside from the livery, the 50th Anniversary Edition will include identifying badges, bi-xenon headlights, LED DRLs, bespoke 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels forged by RAYS, leather seat trim with with 50th Anniversary logos and red highlights, dark chrome kick plates as well as synthetic suede door inserts and steering wheel.

The 50th Anniversary Edition will include leather seat trim with with 50th Anniversary logos and red highlights.

The 50th Anniversary Edition will include leather seat trim with with 50th Anniversary logos and red highlights.

There are no power tweaks for the 3.7-litre V6 which continues to produce 250kW/366Nm, or the transmission which continues to be available as either an auto-rev matching six-speed manual or auto rev-matching seven-speed auto. The 50th Anniversary Edition will come with Bridgestone Potenza S007 tyres as standard.

Did you expect to see more out of the Zed’s 50th birthday edition? Tell us what you think in the comments below.