The Nissan 370Z may have been launched back in 2008 but it hasn't stopped the Japanese automaker from breathing life into their sports coupe. Slated to be revealed at the 2017 New York Auto Show is the Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition.

Nissan breathes life into 370Z with the Heritage Edition

This special variant was made to commemorate the approaching 50th anniversary of the Z Car. The first Z Car, the 240Z, was introduced in its home market on October 1969. This year, the 370Z also gets a minor model update.

Inside the Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition

Changes to the exterior are minimal. At the front are new headlights with a smoked effect, as opposed to the reflectors on the current model. Towards the rear meanwhile are new tail light combinations. Also present is black chrome detailing on the door handles. The rest of the car carries over unchanged.

Side profile of the Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition

Select the Heritage Edition and the sports coupe gets two new colors exclusive to this variant. The first is Chicane Yellow Heritage Edition and, the second, Magnetic Black Heritage Edition. Choose the Chicane Yellow Heritage Edition and it gets black side mirrors, gloss black graphics package and yellow interior trim.

As for the Magnetic Black Heritage Edition model, the graphics are finished in silver. It also gets the yellow interior trim from the other option.

The 3.7-liter V6 on the Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition

Under the hood of the Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition is the familiar 3.7-liter V6 engine that has been around since its launch. It produces 332 PS and 366 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels and is available with two transmission options. These include a seven-speed automatic or a six-speed manual. The manual transmission now uses an Exedy clutch and boasts of SyncroRev rev-matching technology.