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This Nissan Z is an orange tribute to the S30 240Z

Nissan's new Z car doffs its really quite orange cap to the original Datsun coupe

Published: 18 Jun 2024

This very orange Nissan Z Heritage Edition is a very cool nod to the original 1969 Datsun 240Z.

The retro-fashioned special edition (read: a few fetching stickers and decals) is a Nissan Z in Performance trim, producing 394 horsies from its 3.0-litre twin turbo V6. A fair bit more than the OG Z's 159bhp, though that car officially weighed as much as a shoe. 

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The really quite orange Z also sits on lightweight, black 19in RAYS alloys wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza S007s, and features Akebono brakes with red calipers, sporting four-pistons at the front and two at the rear. There’s a standard limited-slip differential along for the ride, and proportionately sized front and rear spoilers.

You'll note the new, slightly different split front grille, and black door decals to marry with the black racing stripe from the bonnet across the roof to the rear, where yet more stickers appear around the badge plate.

Though Nissan hasn’t specified how many will be made in this limited run, it’ll cost over $60,000 in the US.

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