Nissan has launched a 40th Anniversary Edition Fairlady Z for the Japanese market. Special body paint and other accessories are featured. Engine remains as is.

Nissan has announced the immediate availability of the new Fairlady Z ((370 Z in most other markets)) 40th Anniversary Edition to the Japanese market. It may also be unveiled during the approaching Tokyo Motor Show. Prices are ¥4,483,500 (€33,043/ US$49,300) for the 6-speed manual and ¥4,588,500 (€33,817/ US$50,455) for the 7-speed automatic.

The Fairlady badge goes all the way back to October 1969 when the original Fairlady Z (aka Datsun 240 Z) was born. Forty years later the name has become an icon representing excellence in reasonably-priced sports car manufacturing.

The limited-edition Coupe begins its life as a normal Fairlady Z with things such as a front chin spoiler, a rear spoiler and Nissan Sport brakes. Added features include items like a special 40th Anniversary leather/suede-like fabric combination for the seats with memorial engraving on the seat backs, a leather-covered steering with red stitches, kneepads in the driver and passenger seats, dark chrome forged aluminium wheels and special sport brake callipers. A unique metal grey paint was created for the model.

Power comes from the same naturally aspirated 3.7-litre V6 producing 244kW (332hp) and 366Nm (270 lb-ft) of torque.


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