2024 Nissan Z Heritage Edition Is Pure Nostalgia

Kyle Patrick
by Kyle Patrick

The 400-horsepower sports car gets a new (old) nose and a bright orange coat of paint.

Nissan on Monday peeled back the sheet on the newest member of Z family. The limited-production 2024 Nissan Z Heritage Edition pays tribute to Zs past—even more so than the standard retro-modern two-seater—with styling tweaks inspired by the classic 240Z.

The most obvious change is the new front bumper. We've seen this one before in fact: the bisected shnoz debuted at the Tokyo Auto Salon last year on the "Customized Proto" before becoming a dealer-fit option in Japan. The Heritage Edition features similar black stripes on its hood, roof, and lower doors too, with the latter now including a big Z instead of the classic "Fairlady" badge. Fender extensions at all four corners give this latest Z a wider stance. The whole package comes dipped in a Heritage-exclusive New Sight Orange paint—again, inspired by that original S30-generation 240Z of 1969. A new set of 19-inch alloys ape the look of classic RS Watanabes.

There are no changes to the cabin, at least as far as we can tell from the two official photos. Nissan doesn't mention any in its press release, either.

The Z Heritage Edition is based on the Z Performance trim, which pairs the 400-horsepower turbo V6 with a mechanical limited slip differential and larger brakes. Buyers have a choice of either a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic.

How much does all this nostalgia run? Try $60,275 including destination in America (Canadian pricing was unavailable at time of writing). That's a full $6,165 over the standard Z Performance, placing the Heritage smack between it and the hotter Z Nismo. This special edition is still five grand below the top Toyota GR Supra trim, which also has a special (45th Anniversary) Edition for 2024.

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Kyle Patrick
Kyle Patrick

Kyle began his automotive obsession before he even started school, courtesy of a remote control Porsche and various LEGO sets. He later studied advertising and graphic design at Humber College, which led him to writing about cars (both real and digital). He is now a proud member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), where he was the Journalist of the Year runner-up for 2021.

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