The Nissan 370Z gets a hit-or-miss update for MY2018.
Here comes the new Nissan 370Z. As per the company, the performance coupe has been upgraded for MY2018. However, if you look closely you’ll realise that it’s the same old car with subtle exterior enhancements. But, that’s not just it. There’s new clutch for manual transmission version as well and it’s now on sale in the UK, carrying a price tag of £29,185 (Rs 24.11 lakh). Which means that it continues to be a great bargain V6 sports car.
So what all has changed? Nothing much, actually. But, you now get the Nismo version like black door handles and black rear bumper. There are dark-tined headlamps and tail-lamps, which are also somewhat similar to the 370Z Nismo. Additionally, it gets 19-inch alloy wheels and a new Red Metallic exterior body colour- which, surprisingly, is not offered on the Nismo variant. So, there's at least something new about the exterior then...
Power is sourced from the same 3.7-litre V6 petrol that churns out 323bhp of maximum power along with 363Nm of torque. The drive is sent straight to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission. If you opt for the manual tranny, Nissan has equipped it with a new high-performance Exedy clutch so as to “perfect the downshifts”. The 370Z manual version also comes with Syncro Rev Control rev-match system.
Although the Nissan 370Z comes across as great value, there’s no hiding its age. It’s been around for 8 years now and it looks and feels quite outdated in front of newer competition. Currently, Nissan has no plans of bringing a successor of the iconic ‘Z’ car, meaning the latest update could very well be the last hurrah for the Fairlady.