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Facelifted Nissan 370Z revealed

Slight case of spot the difference though...

Nissan has published the first photos of the upcoming 2013 370Z facelift that is scheduled to make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show this week.

As you can see, this is a facelift on the smallest scale possible – there is basically a new front bumper and that’s your lot. The redesigned bumper has a wider, more rounded central air intake and there is a vertical LED DRL strip placed either side. It’s certainly not ground breaking, but it does freshen up the front end a little, bringing it in line with the recently facelifted US model.

There are a couple of other small changes – the 2013 370Z will be available with a choice of two new paint colours; Midnight Blue and Magma Red, as well as new designs of 18- and 19-inch alloys, though there were no images of these released. This is a shame as the standard wheels are one of the least successful parts of the design to us, so it would be nice to see the new designs.

The facelift also gets red brake callipers and minor updates inside the cabin to the satnav and switchgear. There are no modifications to the engine though, it still comes with the 3.7-litre V6 unit that produces 324 bhp, enough for 0-62 mph in 5.5 seconds.

The coupe and roadster versions of the facelifted 370Z are scheduled to go on sale in Q1 2013. Pricing in UK will start at under £30,000 for the entry-level coupe model.

Images courtesy of Nissan

 

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more