Nissan celebrates 55 years of Z-car with the 2024 Z Heritage Edition

By Colin Wood
Jun 17, 2024 | Nissan, 240Z, Nissan Z, Z Heritage Edition

Photography Courtesy Nissan

All the way back in 1969, Datsun unveiled its 240Z.

Today, 55 years later, Nissan is celebrating the anniversary with this, the Z Heritage Edition.

Finished in New Sight Orange Paint–just like the original 240Z–the Heritage Edition also gets exclusive black decals on the hood and sides of the car, as well as around the Z emblems.

Nissan also gave the car fender extensions, unique 19-inch wheels and a new front fascia that “recalls the looks of the historic 240Z’s nose,” according to Nissan.

The Heritage Edition is based on the Z Performance, meaning you’ll get the familiar 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 good for 400 horsepower, limited slip-differential and your choice of either a 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic.

Expect to see the 2024 Heritage Edition arrive at dealerships later this summer with a starting price of $59,135–about $6000 more than the Z Performance the limited-edition model is based on.

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Feedyurhed UltraDork
6/17/24 2:00 p.m.

I still have never seen the latest version of the Z on the road. Not one.

DrMikeCSI Reader
6/17/24 2:08 p.m.

I found a sales report for the first quarter of the year. 
They only sold 671 of them, that means there are about 5 Cybertrucks for every Z car.  

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon UberDork
6/17/24 2:50 p.m.


I this posted from the GRM FB and the comments are just people dumping on how the 400Z looks.

Why are we so negative? There's been a lot of ugly and boring cars, but I don't think this is one of them. I've seen a couple and they look good on the road. Definitely not as striking as the Supra though.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/17/24 3:32 p.m.

In reply to BlueInGreen - Jon :

I don't know why it's so negative, I'm with you on the looks. It could be a heck of a lot worse.

At the end of the day (and as long as there aren't any personal attacks towards GRM staff or anyone else), I'll take the engagement those comments give us. So, by all means, let the hate flow through you. wink

Puddy46 Reader
6/17/24 3:58 p.m.

In reply to Feedyurhed :

By some miracle of miracles, a neighbor up the road from me has one.  Nice looking car in the metal if I'm honest.  Would really like to see one in orange like shown above. 

Feedyurhed UltraDork
6/17/24 4:05 p.m.

Ya, not negative at all. I am a big fan of Z cars.....  I just have never seen the new version in the wild yet. Just a general observation. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/17/24 4:07 p.m.

In reply to Puddy46 :

Honestly? Good on your neighbor for buying one. I hope he loves driving it.

Shadeux GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/17/24 4:17 p.m.

I saw my first one last week parked at a business. So at least one in this town.

DirtyBird222 PowerDork
6/17/24 4:32 p.m.

I've seen three total. 

1x at Sebring as a pace car at the 2023 12 Hours of Sebring

1x in Las Vegas wrapped in a burble paint

1x on I-Drive in Orlando. 

I've seen more cybertrucks. I heard they were kind of duds on track. Is that true? Also a cursory search is showing 0 for sale within a 100 mile radius of me. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/17/24 6:07 p.m.
DirtyBird222 said:

 I heard they were kind of duds on track. Is that true?

A bit, yes. At least in our own testing.


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