Approximately two months ago Nissan announced a special celebratory edition – Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary - of its astonishing Z badged two-seater. Now, the Nissan PR team is announcing new limited edition Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Black Edition, which is specially styled for the Europen customers. Scheduled for market launch in April as Coupe only, the 370Z Black Edition marks the 40th birthday celebrations of the famous motoring icon Datsun 240Z. The newcomer will be produced in limited number of only 370 units and it will be available with a choice of two distinctive metallic shades: black and quartz.

Styled almost with the same special exterior features like the earlier announced 370Z 40th Anniversary, the European version renders stunning dark grey 19-inch lightweight forged RAYS wheels, eye-catching red brake calipers and unique 40th Anniversary emblem on the back door. On the inside, the vehicle houses remarkable red leather/suede appointed interior trim with embossed 40th Anniversary logo seats, smooth leather wrapped steering wheel with red stitching, red stitching on the centre cluster, centre console and knee pads, and Nissan's Connect Premium touch-screen satellite navigation and audio system with USB connectivity.

The new limited-edition coupe benefits from the standard 370Z's power unit, which means a 3.7-litre 24-valve twin cam V6 engine capable of developing 328 horsepower and a limited Vmax of 155mph. The acceleration from standstill to 62 mph lasts 5.3 seconds (5.6 seconds for the automatic version).

"The ‘story of Z' is full of positives, with success not just in the sales charts all over the world but on racetracks and at award ceremonies, too. The 370Z Black Edition is a fitting tribute to a great car," said Vincent Wijnen, Nissan's European Vice President for Marketing.

The new 2010 Nissan 370Z Black Edition will be available at the brand's authorized dealerships from April 2010. It is priced at £33,645 for the manual version and £35,045 for the automatic transmission model.

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