Prices have been raised by £300 over the previous models. This also includes the recently announced rise in road tax (up £90) and the first registration fee (up £12).
The new 350Z includes a revised engine, increasing power output by 11bhp giving a total of 311bhp at 6,800rpm with a further 500rpm added to the top end of the rev range – now standing at 7,500rpm.
Nissan says the real difference will be noticed lower down with 90% of the 358Nm torque (up 5Nm) being achieved at 2,000rpm (maximum at 4,800rpm).
These changes allow performance figures to improve with 0.1 of a second shaved off the 0-62mph time which means the coupe now takes 5.7 seconds and the roadster 6.1.
There is no change to the combined fuel consumption figure or the carbon dioxide emissions; 24.1mpg and 280g/km respectively for the coupe and 23.5mpg and 288g/km for the roadster.
There are three new exterior colours on offer – temper orange, replacing sunset, which contains green tinges when seen in soft light. Twilight grey and night blue complete the new shades replacing gun metal grey and azure blue respectively. Solid red, universal silver and ebisu black are still available.
Inside, a new no cost option trim has been introduced called frost. On the Roadster the frost trim can be ordered with a new grey coloured roof hood, also at no extra cost, replacing the previous availability of blue.
Active headrests, Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres and an illuminated ignition switch is the only other change made to the facelifted 350Zs with all other levels of equipment remaining unchanged.
Both 350Z Coupe and 350Z Roadster models have a 12 months’/9,000 mile service interval and are covered by a three-year/60,000 mile warranty. There’s also a six-year anti-perforation warranty.