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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.

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 |  Feb 10 2010, 5:26 PM

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Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan displayed, for the first time, its new 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition. Celebrating 40 years since the 240Z landed in the U.S., the 40th Anniversary Edition model starts out as a well-equipped manual-transmission Touring model equipped with the Sport Package which includes the SynchroRev Match transmission, a front lip spoiler and rear spoiler, Nissan’s impressive sport brakes, a limited slip differential and 19-inch Rays forged wheels.

Added to this is a special “40th Quartz” paint job and a red leather interior. Other highlights include red brake calipers; a high luster smoked wheel finish; 40th Anniversary badges on the rear hatch and front strut tower brace; red painted door trim; red stitching on the center stack, shift boot and steering wheel; 40th Anniversary stitching on the seatbacks and floormats; a plaque of authenticity and a special car cover.

Set to go on sale this Spring, the 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition is priced from $38,860.

See our gallery of photos from the car’s debut below:

GALLERY: Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition

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 |  Feb 10 2010, 7:44 AM

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Set to make its debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week, Nissan has just announced the 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition will be priced from $38,860. And because we already knew this, to get our attention they included a large selection of new photos of the car.

Starting out as a well-equipped manual-transmission Touring model, this limited edition vehicle also gets the Sport Package, which includes the SynchroRev Match transmission, a front lip spoiler and rear spoiler, Nissan’s impressive sort brakes, a limited slip differential and 19-inch Rays forged wheels.

Added to this is a special “40th Quartz” paint job and a red leather interior. Other highlights include red brake calipers; a high luster smoked wheel finish; 40th Anniversary badges on the rear hatch and front strut tower brace; red painted door trim; red stitching on the center stack, shift boot and steering wheel; 40th Anniversary stitching on the seatbacks and floormats; a plaque of authenticity and a special car cover.

The 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition is set to go on sale this Spring.

Check out our full gallery of photos below and see our complete 2010 Chicago Auto Show coverage here.

GALLERY: 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition

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 |  Feb 08 2010, 3:37 PM

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Just last week we thought we’d have to wait for the New York Auto Show in late March before we’d get to see the 40th Anniversary Edition 370Z, but Nissan has just announced it has decided to display at the Chicago Auto Show, starting later this week. Nissan has been noticeably absent from the auto show circuit over the past year, even missing the LA and Detroit shows, but it will be in Chicago, displaying alongside its luxury arm Infiniti.

The big Nissan debut will be the 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition, celebrating 40 years since the original 240Z landed in North American. Starting out as a well-equipped manual-transmission Touring model, this limited edition vehicle also gets the Sport Package, which includes the SynchroRev Match transmission, a front lip spoiler and rear spoiler, Nissan’s impressive sort brakes, a limited slip differential and 19-inch Rays forged wheels.

Added to this is a special “40th Quartz” paint job and a red leather interior. Other highlights include red brake calipers; a high luster smoked wheel finish; 40th Anniversary badges on the rear hatch and front strut tower brace; red painted door trim; red stitching on the center stack, shift boot and steering wheel; 40th Anniversary stitching on the seatbacks and floormats; a plaque of authenticity and a special car cover.

The 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition is set to go on sale this Spring, priced from $38,860.

For complete 2010 Chicago Auto Show coverage click here

GALLERY: Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition

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 |  Feb 08 2010, 2:40 PM

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With the 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition set to debut at the Chicago Auto Show in just a few days, Nissan has announced a special European version of the sports car, debuting at the Geneva Auto Show in March. Called the 370Z Black Edition, it gets the same 19-inch Rays wheels, red-painted brake calipers, 40th anniversary badge and red leather interior as the North American-spec version. In fact, all that sets this model apart from its American cousin is the fact that Nissan will also offer the black edition in “quarts” grey (the same color offered in the U.S.) over in Europe.

Standard equipment includes a 332-hp 3.7-liter V6 engine, push button ignition with Intelligent Key and Nissan’s Hard Disk Drive navigation system. Both a six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic are available, with pricing set at £33,645 ( roughly $53,000).

GALLERY: Nissan 370Z Black Edition

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 |  Oct 15 2009, 10:29 AM

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To celebrate 40 years since the original 240Z landed in North American, Nissan has announced a limited edition 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition model. Starting out as a well-equipped manual-transmission Touring model, this limited edition vehicle also gets the Sport Package, which includes the SynchroRev Match transmission, a front lip spoiler and rear spoiler, Nissan’s impressive sort brakes, a limited slip differential and 19-inch Rays forged wheels.

Added to this is a special “40th Quartz” paint job and a red leather interior. Other highlights include red brake calipers; a high luster smoked wheel finish; 40th Anniversary badges on the rear hatch and front strut tower brace; red painted door trim; red stitching on the center stack, shift boot and steering wheel; 40th Anniversary stitching on the seatbacks and floormats; a plaque of authenticity and a special car cover.

The 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition will go on sale next spring, with ricing released closer to the release date.

GALLERY: Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition

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