If we read the press release right, Europe gets this engaging high-performance 370Z GT Edition because they need it. What? The PR says, “With higher average speeds than the rest of the world — notably in Germany, where stretches of the autobahn are unrestricted, and with a wide range of surfaces, from super-smooth to badly pitted, Europe’s roads are unlike anything found in Japan or North America. Fine-tuning the 370Z’s Front-Midship (FM) rear-drive chassis — double wishbones at the front and a multilink rear — has centered on the dampers. These have been recalibrated to enhance ride comfort and high-speed handling.”
Along with revising the rebound and compression ratio settings of the car’s dampers and other suspension magic, the GT Edition is set apart from other 370Z models, thanks to gray GT stripes running along the flanks of the car, which contrast with each of the special edition’s three body colors (metallic black, pearl white and Black Rose, the latter shade exclusive to GT Edition). The exterior is set off by 19-inch Rays forged alloy wheels that are finished in a dramatic anthracite color.
This is one of those “other side of the pond propositions,” but we can always hope our infrastructure deteriorates such that Nissan will bring the GT Edition to the U.S. to save our kidneys from potholed roads.