2018 Nissan 370Z gains new Exedy clutch

Nissan has given its long running 370Z yet another update for 2018 to give the two-door a ‘contemporary’ finish.

First introduced to the market in 2009, the changes for 2018 comprise mostly of an exterior makeover, including darker headlamp tint, black a finishes on the door handles and rear bumper trim and new rear combination lights from the Nismo model. All variants also get fresh new 19-inch alloy wheel, while a Red Metallic paint finish has been added to the colour palette.

Inside, the MY18 model gets the NissanConnect Premium infotainment system as an optional extra that comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, satellite navigation, DVD player and a rear-view camera.

Under the skin, the 370Z’s 245kW/363Nm 3.7-litre naturally aspirated V6 is carried over largely unchanged. It drives the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic or a six-speed manual, the latter, which has now been updated with a high-performance Exedy clutch for light pedal action.

Like the outgoing model, the DIY shifter also features Synchro Rev Control that blips the throttle automatically on downshift.

The 2018 update for the 370Z is limited to the coupe, with the Nismo and Roadster models remaining unchanged.

While the 370Z might be eight years old, former Nissan Australia Managing Director, Richard Emery, told Motoring last week that its successor is still a few years away.

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