2018 Nissan 370Z Coupe Arrives With Minor Tweaks

In production since 2009, the Nissan 370Z is one of the oldest sports cars on the market.

Still, the automaker believes that it’s not time to replace it just yet, so they have slightly updated it for the 2018MY.

Visually, the fixed-roof model now benefits from standard tinted lights, front and rear, a combo that was previously available on the Nismo, in addition to black door handles, black rear bumper fascia, and new 19-inch alloy wheels. Rounding up the list of exterior changes is the introduction of a new Red Metallic paint.

Despite retaining the 3.7-liter V6 engine that delivers 328PS (323hp) to the rear wheels, through a six-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Nissan 370Z Coupe has now welcomed a new high-performance clutch. Developed by Exedy, it’s only available on the stick shift version, and is said to “perfect the downshift” by “reducing driver pedal effort” and “delivering greater levels of gear change precision and comfort”.

One last novelty for the 2018MY is the NissanConnect Premium infotainment system, with its 7-inch touchscreen display, satellite navigation, DVD player, and reversing camera, which can be had as an optional extra.

Nissan says that the 370Z Roadster and 370Z Nismo remain on sale without the 2018MY upgrades.

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  • Six_Tymes

    try as they may, the previous model (350Z) was much Better.

  • Infinite1

    Changing the aesthetics aren’t going to get people to buy more Nissan. Give us the new Z that we deserve years ago!

    • Eythan Aldrich

      Chill the heck out dude…..a new Z is coming starting off with a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show this October

      • TheBelltower

        If a concept is coming out next month, that means this car will need to survive for at least two more model years. I really like the Z, but it has really been left on the vine for too long.

        • Infinite1

          +1

    • Nogoslo

      Obviously this one is still selling well and making money for Nissan. I bought a new one and like it, to each their own….

      • Infinite1

        Nissan just left it in the dust and bust a Toyota with trying to change some aesthetics on the car. There’s new TT motors for it, all they need to do is build a body for it. Maybe they have something in the works, maybe not. My point is that people has forgotten about it since it hasn’t really changed since 2008, aesthetics aside. There are other cars in the ring now that has surpassed the Z. Look at the GTR, it was innovative when it first debut making the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini to re-think their cars. Then with the facelift, Nissan ante up the HP and performance. Look at the GTR now, pretty much the same car while the likes of McLaren, Porsche, and even Acura has surpassed Nissan. The GTR is still a formidable foe, but Nissan hasn’t done a thing since. There’s a pattern…

  • Eric

    Thanks for letting us know that the new Exedy clutch was only available in the stick shift version… those poor automatic transmission buyers will just have to make due with the old one, I guess. How unfortunate.

  • GreenApple18r

    It’s time we saw some major tweaks…

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    390Z should be fitted with new turbocharged engine

    • SomeRandomCommenter

      I’d assume they’ll use the smaller turbo’d engine. 300Z again maybe?

  • Bash

    Let’s spot the differences?

  • Honda NSX-R

    Nissan, just bring out a new Z already.

    • Eythan Aldrich

      Hold your horses…..It’s coming already…..but first the concept at the Tokyo Motor Show in October

  • steve

    Surprised they didn’t fit the 3.0litre twin-turbo engine from the Infiniti Q60 – 400hp would have been a nice upgrade

    • Mark

      Why would they do that, when a new one is coming in 18 months? That costs extra money and Nissan hates spending money on anything that isn’t a mundane sedan or CUV. So they milk it dry.

  • Dennis James

    This car is in production from 2008…end it already 🙂

    • Mark

      Stop complaining. Would you prefer that they discontinue it altogether, like they are doing to other future RWD models formerly in the pipeline. Don’t be stupid, as that is the worst they can do at this point.

      • Russ Hanneman

        Clearly he means end as in come out with a new one already. Obviously no one is advocating they stop producing a sports car all together. The only stupid one here is you kimosabe

        • Mark

          Oh me? Yeah right, more like someone is looking in the mirror and projecting. Why cancel it, when some extra profit can be made to be spent on the redesign.

        • Mark

          You’re full of shit, considering that extra profit can be gotten from these updates through the next two years, done at little to no cost to Nissan and put towards the new Z, due in 2019. Why end production, based on the idiotic theories you two put forward out of pure emotion?

          Instead of childish emotions, trying applying some logic and get some business acumen while your dumbass is at it. And come up with better insults, than that lame BS and using multiple aliases. #cornyasswh**etrash

          • Russ Hanneman

            Don’t get so emotional, idiot 😉

          • Russ Hanneman

            Hey marky mark, your mom says hi

      • Stephen Baxter

        Yeah, wtf people
        Stop complaining, you all swear like this is a public forum intended for people to share their thoughts about posted material. Stupid idiot head idiots!!!

        • Mark

          Well, I’m not lying. It’s a cesspit of trash in here that have peanuts for brains. :/

          • Russ Hanneman

            He’s insulting you, you simpleton mongoloid

  • StrangerGP

    It’s funny that 370Z is longer in production than 350Z despite the 350 being a much cooler car.

    • Mark

      Doesn’t matter. They didn’t invest in a replacement soon enough, so everyone will have to wait until it is done in 2019…hopefully.

  • nastinupe

    Actually that’s 332 hp, not 323 hp. Please correct.

  • Mark

    Wasn’t this car announced months ago, why is it so relevant to mention again?

    • Matt

      Announced and revealed are two different things.

      • Mark

        The 2018 370Z was revealed a long time ago, yet Carscoops is pretending otherwise. Don’t blame me for the rest of you being asleep.

  • BlackPegasus

    I’m still waiting on the excitement to return Nissan.
    Build an all new Z car worthy of my coin and I’ll become a Z owner for the second time.
    Until then, meh 😴💤

  • AnklaX

    The one thing I like about Japanese car manufacturers is that they let a model run for many years, not like European crazies that bring a brand new model every two weeks. Japanese car buyers are less likely to be kicking themselves every year than Ferrari and McLaren owners.

  • no25

    just redesign it already, nissan!

  • kimsoohyun

    It’s time we saw some major tweaks…

  • KSegg

    What is the point of keeping the 370Z around? Just put it out of its misery already.

  • Grandpa needs to retire now…