The Nissan 370Z has been updated for the 2018 model year, which comprise mostly aesthetic exterior changed to give the long-running two-door a ‘contemporary’ finish. The successor to the 350Z has been on the market since 2009.

Exterior changes include darker headlamp lens tint, black finishes on the door handles and rear bumper trim and rear combination lights – the latter previously available on just the Nismo model. A new design of 19-inch alloy wheel now features on all variants, while the Red Metallic paint finish is the latest addition to the range of exterior colours.

Under the skin, the 370Z’s mechanical specification is carried over almost entirely unchanged, with the 3.7 litre naturally-aspirated V6 producing 323 hp in standard guise, or 350 hp in the Nismo version. This is paired with either a seven-speed automatic or a six-speed manual, which has now been updated with a high-performance clutch from Exedy for light pedal action.

The three-pedal version also features Synchro Rev Control from before, which aids downshifting by blipping the throttle automatically to match engine revolutions to road speed when decelerating. Inside, the updated 370Z gains the NissanConnect Premium infotainment system as an optional extra, which includes a seven-inch touchscreen, satellite navigation, DVD player and a rear-view camera.

The 2018 Nissan 370Z is available immediately in Europe, while the Nismo and Roadster models remain unchanged for this model year update.