Back on Oct. 22, 1969, Nissan introduced the original 1970 Datsun 240Z which has since gone on to inspire five distinct generations of Z cars. To commemorate the milestone anniversary of its iconic sports coupe for 2010, Nissan will be offering the special Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition. Although we reported on this limited-edition Z back in October, Nissan has finally released more details and pricing information about the car. Like any true special-edition car, the 40th Anniversary Z offers exclusive add-ons to spice up the exterior and interior, and it will be limited in production to just 1,000 units.
The latest Z car is already stylish enough, so Nissan focused on giving the 40th anniversary 370Z some minor exterior enhancements to give it a unique look. To highlight the performance image of the Z, Nissan gave the special-edition model a unique exterior color called 40th Graphite along with high-luster, smoked versions of the 19-inch Rays forged aluminum wheels and bright red brake calipers. To signify the limited model, there is also 40th Anniversary badging found on the rear of the car. This same badge is also used under the hood on the shock tower brace. To protect the limited-production car, each anniversary model comes with a premium car cover.
Similar to the unique use of exterior coloring, the cabin gets red leather seats and red leather door inserts as well as contrasting red stitching on the dark leather on the knee pads, shift lever, steering wheel and the instrument cluster. While the outside gets a small identifying badge on the rear hatch, the interior features '40th Anniversary'? embroidered onto the seatbacks. All of the interior options that are available on the base 370Z are also available on the 40th Anniversary including Nissan's hard drive based navigation system that has been enhanced for 2010 and includes 9.3 gigabytes for music files.
All of the anniversary Z cars come standard with the six-speed manual transmission and come standard with the Touring and Sport package. The Sport Package adds the SynchroRev Match for sportier downshifts, limited slip rear differential and Nissan Sport brakes. As far as pricing goes, the 2010 Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition will have a starting MSRP of $38,860, and it will only be available on the 370Z Coupe. Nissan says that the commemorative edition of the 370Z will go on sale later this month.