NISSAN 370Z GT EDITION: SHARPER AND SMOOTHER
(May 27, 2011, Nissan UK) With suspension settings retuned to tackle the best - and the worst - roads in Europe, the Nissan 370Z GT Edition combines enhanced handling with improved ride comfort. This special version celebrates Nissan's commitment to International GT motor sport.
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Nissan's iconic 370Z sports car has been sharpened for Europe. Showcased on the 370Z GT Edition - a special version which celebrates Nissan's success in international GT competition - a number of significant suspension improvements have been developed by engineers from Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) to maximise the car's potential on Europe's roads. The changes have also been adopted on the standard Coupé.
Fine tuning the 370Z's Front-Midship (FM) rear drive chassis - double wishbones at the front and a multi-link rear - has centered on the dampers. These have been recalibrated to enhance ride comfort and high-speed handling.
By revising the rebound and compression ratio settings of the dampers front and rear, control of the wheels' vertical movement at mid and high speeds has been greatly enhanced to improve body and wheel control on undulating country roads.
The GT Edition is set apart from other 370Z models thanks to grey ‘GT' stripes running along the flanks of the car and which contrast with each of the special edition's three body colours - metallic black, pearl white and Black Rose, the latter shade exclusive to GT Edition. The exterior is set off by the standard 19inch RAYS forged alloy wheels, which are finished in a dramatic anthracite colour.
Equipment changes include the arrival of a rear view parking camera as part of the Nissan Premium Connect satellite navigation option and the standard fitment of a tyre pressure monitoring system.
NISSAN 370Z GT EDITION: A CELEBRATIONMay 18, 2011
At a glance
* Special limited edition race-themed Coupé
* Three special body colour choices, side stripes and darkened 19" alloy wheels
* Suspension changes to enhance ride comfort, high speed handling
To celebrate in Nissan's global success in GT racing and 40 years of Z in the UK a special ‘GT Edition' is being unleashed. Offering special body colors, unique GT stripes, darkened 19inch RAYS forged alloy wheels and a number of significant suspension and equipment changes.
The GT Edition recognizes its heritage with a nod to the 1970s and the birth of the original Z car: special side stripes.
Grey ‘GT' stripes running along the flanks of the car contrast with each of the special edition's three body colors - Pearl White, Kuro (metallic) black and Black Rose, the latter shade is exclusive to GT Edition. The exterior is set off by the standard 19inch RAYS forged alloy wheels finished in a dramatic dark anthracite color.
"The 370Z is an iconic sports car and the GT Edition underlines its appeal to enthusiasts everywhere," said Pierre Loing, Vice President Product Planning, Nissan International SA. "The combination of outstanding performance and the dramatic looks of this very special 370Z more than lives up to the heritage of its illustrious forebear while its strong links to the race track shows its true pedigree."
As the name implies, the GT Edition celebrates Nissan's presence in GT racing on the world stage. As well as its continuing commitment to Super GT in Japan, Nissan has been one of the leading lights in the new GT1 World Championship, winning the prestigious Tourist Trophy in 2010 with the fearsome GT-R. The Nissan Z family has been a race winner in the FIA GT4 European Cup since its inception and competes annually in various 24 hour races - the highlight being the Nürburgring 24 hours.
The new GT Edition 370Z is available to order from participating 370Z dealers with first deliveries expected from 1 June 2011 and priced from £35,000
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