The “Z” car has long been hailed as one of Florida’s favorite sports machines since its inception in 1969. Today’s Nissan 370Z continues the legendary sports car heritage with the ultimate in performance, technology and style. You are sure to catch the attention of everyone in the Panama City and Pensacola area when you cruise down the interstate in the 370Z. Nissan obviously put performance at the top of the list when designing this car and it shows with the impressive horsepower and acceleration when you drive one. Now’s a great time to test drive a Nissan 370Z at Lee Nissan located at 235 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. You better be careful, though. Once you get behind the wheel of the modern version of this legendary performance car, you’ll be hooked! Yes, the Nissan 370Z is just that impressive.
The big news for 2019 Nissan 370Z purchase and lease customers is a brand new trim called the “Heritage Edition” that is being released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Z” car. This version of the 370Z comes with custom exterior enhancements and all the great technology and interior features you’ve come to expect from the latest new Nissan models.
In addition to the Heritage edition, you’ve got four other trims to choose from in the 2019 370Z lineup which include 370Z (base), 370Z Sport, 370Z Sport Touring, and 370Z NISMO. Across all trims you’ll find a wealth of incredible amenities along with powerful engine options under the hood of the car.
The “Z” sports car traces its origins back to 1969 when Datsun (now known as Nissan) introduced the 240Z to the North American market. The 240Z featured technology that was way ahead of its time and a very attractive price point compared to other sports cars of the period. Sales naturally took off like a rocket in the U.S. and the legend of the Z was born.
The second generation of the Z was released in 1979 as the 280ZX. The factory shifted its focus from the performance aspects of the car to enhancing the looks and equipment offered. This model also sold well, but some of the hard core Z loyalists expressed concern over the lack of emphasis on improved performance. This trend continued in 1984, when Nissan released the 300ZX featuring a 3.0L V6 engine under the hood. Luxury options on this model Z increased even more than the previous generation car.
For the 1990 model year, Nissan finally returned to the Z’s performance roots with the introduction of the brand new 300ZX. In addition to its incredibly attractive style, the 300ZX packed plenty of punch reaching 220 horsepower. Despite being very well received upon introduction, sales begin to dip in the ensuing years and Nissan removed the nameplate from their vehicle lineup after the 1996 model year.
The Nissan Z was reintroduced to the North American market for the 2003 model year under the “350Z” nameplate. Absence must have made the heart grow fonder, as the 350Z once again became a successful car for Nissan. In fact, Nissan even released a 35th Anniversary edition model in 2005 to satisfy consumer demand.
Over the next decade, Nissan continued to enhance and tweak the Z car to satisfy sports car enthusiast tastes, and the current iteration of the car, known as the 370Z, remains popular to this day.
Feel free to shop our selection of Nissan 370Z models online or in person at our Nissan dealership located at 235 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. We offer all our new Nissans and pre-owned vehicles at competitive prices so you can save big money. Plus, you get our Million Mile Warranty when you buy at our dealership. We invite you to experience the Lee Nissan difference today, and see why more Nissan buyers in Panama City and Pensacola are turning to us for all their vehicle sales and service needs.