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Celebrating 55 years of the Nissan Z in a special-edition model for 2024

A blast from the past

The orange color scheme pays homage to the original Z. PHOTO FROM NISSAN

Spanning over five decades of sports-car heritage, the Nissan Z continues to carry its timeless character into the future. To commemorate 55 years of the nameplate, the brand is releasing the 2024 Z Heritage Edition exclusive to North America this summer.

There's no mistaking this for an ordinary Z. PHOTOS FROM NISSAN

Paying homage to the iconic S30-generation Datsun 240Z from 1969, the Heritage Edition starts off with a distinct orange finish dubbed as New Sight Orange inspired by the paint from the classic S30. The orange body is contrasted by a black hood decal, low bodyside decals, and Heritage Edition decals surrounding the Z emblems found on the rear pillars.

Other special changes include a new front fascia with more rectangular grille openings, fender extensions, and 19-inch alloy wheels. All these aesthetic touches pay tribute to the car’s well-loved Datsun predecessor.

The Heritage Edition shares the same powertrain as the standard Z. PHOTOS FROM NISSAN

This special variant is based on Z Performance with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 under the hood churning out 400hp and mated to a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic with paddle shifters. It also has a mechanical limited-slip differential. And it comes with red brake calipers and other neat features symbolizing the Z’s rich history that enthusiasts will certainly appreciate.

The Heritage Edition Z will come with a sticker price of $59,135 (P3,473,000). Given that it’s a left-hand-drive coupe and Filipino sports car enthusiasts adore the nameplate, will one find its way to our shores? Only time will tell.

Manskee Nascimento

Manskee is a music-loving petrolhead who specializes in car care. He finds peace in long drives to and from his home in La Union.