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 |  Aug 11 2010, 8:52 AM

Nissan will display its proud motorsports heritage as well as its current sports car offerings with a six car display at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion – a part of the week-long Pebble Beach festivities.

Historic racers include the Brock Racing Datsun 240Z, the Bob Sharp Racing Datsun 240Z, the Bob Sharp Racing Datsun 240Z IMSA GTU car and the iconic Nissan Motorsports 300ZX, which competed from 1989 to 1995. In 1992 and 1994 Steve Millen won the Driver’s Championship and Nissan also won the Manufacturer’s Championship with this car. In 1994, it also finished 1st at both the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

On display alongside these icons will be two new models, the 40th Anniversary 370Z and the 370Z BRE (Brock Racing Enterprises) Tribute Concept, that’s based on the NISMO 370Z but with plenty of racing bits tossed on. Built to SCCA T2 regs, Nissan says it will compete next year.

Get more info on all six cars after the jump:

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 |  May 06 2010, 9:01 AM

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Nissan has just released new photos of the stunning BRE 370Z, including several on track at Road Atlanta with the car that inspired it – the original BRE 240Z. The BRE 370Z was created to celebrate 40 years since Peter Brock, John Morton and the Southern California-based Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) team clinched the SCCA Championships, ending a long-sanding dominance by German and British sports cars. Painted in the now iconic red, white and blue BRE colors (just like the original 240Z race car), this sports car is an homage not only to the racers and their car, but to all that the Z has become.

The car itself is built to SCCA T2 regs and has a “old school” manual transmission combined with Nissan’s very modern SynchroRev Match system. Based on the 40th Anniversary 370Z it also gets Nissan’s full 370Z Sport Package, including front and rear lips, 19-inch Rays wheels, upgraded brakes and a limited-slip differential. Plus, there’s a long list of minor trim upgrades like red door panel inserts, red stitching on the center stack and shift boot, as well as 40th Anniversary badging inside and out.

Nissan will show the car at several Z Club events this year, including ZCon 2010, which makes its way to Nashville this year from July 28 to August 1.

While there are not plans (yet) to put the BRE 370Z into production, the 40th Anniversary Edition 370Z on which it’s based is available, with just  1,000 units being made. Still, we could really go for the full BRE treatment. Come on Nissan…

GALLERY: BRE 370Z

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 |  May 03 2010, 9:06 AM

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Over the weekend Nissan unveiled the BRE 370Z at Road Atlanta, to celebrate 40 years since Peter Brock, John Morton and the Southern California-based Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) team clinched the SCCA Championships, ending a long-sanding dominance by German and British sports cars. Painted in the now iconic red, white and blue BRE colors (just like the original 240Z race car), this sports car is an homage not only to the racers and their car, but to all that the Z has become.

The car itself is built to SCCA T2 regs and has a “old school” manual transmission combined with Nissan’s very modern SynchroRev Match system. Based on the 40th Anniversary 370Z it also gets Nissan’s full 370Z Sport Package, including front and rear lips, 19-inch Rays wheels, upgraded brakes and a limited-slip differential. Plus, there’s a long list of minor trim upgrades like red door panel inserts, red stitching on the center stack and shift boot, as well as 40th Anniversary badging inside and out.

Nissan will show the car at several Z Club events this year, including ZCon 2010, which makes its way to Nashville this year from July 28 to August 1.

While there are not plans (yet) to put the BRE 370Z into production, the 40th Anniversary Edition 370Z on which it’s based is available, with just  1,000 units being made.

GALLERY: BRE Nissan 370Z

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Official release after the jump:

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