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2010 Nissan 370Z by BRE

After a few pictures of the celebratory BRE 370Z , we were able to receive a few details on the 370Z as the old BRE members got together for a reunion-type weekend. The guest of honor at this revelry; a model built to commemorate the arrival of the first Datsun 240Z on the US market 40 years ago.

The BRE 370Z is painted in the now famous red, white, and blue BRE paint scheme designed by Peter Brock. Brock and driver, John Morton, were part of the celebration weekend at Road Atlanta that lead to a few trial runs of the BRE 370Z.

“To be able to gather with many of my old BRE crew members at Road Atlanta was truly a special occasion,” said Brock. ”It was fantastic to see so many BRE tribute cars and to have so many fans join us for the celebration was very gratifying.”

Peter Brock was very excited to be able to get behind the wheel of the BRE 370Z, but hopes to be able to drive it "as it should be driven," adding that the 370Z has "strong, sculpted shapes" that allowed him to display a bold color scheme.

The BRE 370Z, however, is not just a show car, it’s first and foremost built for the track. As is appropriate to commemorate the championship car, it was built to current SCCA T2 racecar regulations and will see track duty later this year.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Forty years ago, the Datsun 240Z arrived in North America and changed the sports car landscape forever with its combination of sleek design, excellent performance and amazing value. That same year Peter Brock’s Southern California-based Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) racing team helped to change the motorsports world by claiming the first SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) National Championship for the Z® in production racing over long-established champions from Germany and England in head-to-head competition. That win, and the follow-up win in 1971, changed the perception of the Z® and other Japanese cars and the motorsports world was never the same. Those championships wins, with driver John Morton at the wheel, firmly established the performance and engineering credibility of the Z®.

Nissan 370Z by BRE

The #46 championship car carried the now famous red, white and blue BRE paint scheme designed by Peter Brock. This past weekend at Road Atlanta Brock, Morton and many of the BRE team members reunited with a replica of the #46 (the original was unfortunately destroyed many years ago) and many of the famous original BRE cars at the Classic Motorsports Mitty at Road Atlanta. In recognition of BRE’s multiple championships in Nissan products and the Z®’s first championship, Nissan North America again teamed with Brock to create an updated rendition of the famous BRE livery on a specially modified 2010 Nissan NISMO 370Z Coupe.

The BRE 370Z was shown for the first time at a special BRE Reunion dinner on Thursday evening when Brock drove it into view for a sellout crowd. It received a very warm welcome and was displayed throughout the weekend along with large collection of the famous BRE racecars and a 40th Anniversary Edition 370Z. Brock, Morton and many of the original BRE team members spent much of the weekend reminiscing about their BRE team days. The team even had a chance to jump back into action when one of the old team cars wouldn’t fire just before the celebration laps on Saturday. They quickly diagnosed the reluctant racer and fired it just in time to take to the track for a few laps with all the BRE team cars led by Brock in the BRE 370Z. While the speeds were limited the BRE team members couldn’t resist the opportunity to occasionally run up the revs to feel a little surge of acceleration and revisit that 1970 championship for a brief moment.

Nissan 370Z by BRE

“To be able to gather with many of my old BRE crew members at Road Atlanta was truly a special occasion,” said Brock. ”It was fantastic to see so many BRE tribute cars and to have so many fans join us for the celebration was very gratifying.”

The BRE Nismo 370Z was well received by the fans at the Mitty and Brock looks forward to getting behind the wheel when he can experience the full performance of the car. “Because the 370Z has strong, sculpted shapes, I was able to make the livery even bolder and more aggressive,” said Brock. “I’m really pleased with the livery and I enjoyed driving it around the track but I’d like get a chance to drive it as it should be driven sometime.”

The BRE 370Z is not just a show car, it’s built for the track. As is appropriate to commemorate the championship car, it was built to current SCCA T2 racecar regulations and will see track duty later this year. It will also be on display at multiple Z® Club events around the country, including ZCon 2010, the annual Z convention, from July 28 to August 1 in Nashville.



11 comments:

Its my first time to hear about this tuning company. Well, I really don’t think that the figure performance of the car is not that impressive just like the standard version.

The Nissan 370Z is more better than the 350Z. The performance is kind of great. Well, I wonder on what else do the BRE have done on this car?

Well, understanding on how the tuning company started it makes you appreciate the car that they are building. The car has an awesome speed performance but the newer version is much better. Therefore, we should less consider this vehicle.

Nissan have released a modified and upgraded version of this car. And I would say that I’m impressed with the speed performance of the vehicle and to its sportier look!

This race is somewhat a reunion of the BRE team to commemorate their champion cars. I missed to watch this race last year.

yeah, car racing is all about speed and torque and styling is the least thing to be considered.

Well, the good thing about racing type car is that we don’t need to expect a great styling. The only thing to be considered is the speed performance of the car.

How i wish they mention about the specs and performance of the car, aside from telling the whole history of BRE! However, the car doesn’t look aggressive it look more of a economical car.

How special is this? Sometime we were tricked on this kind of news.

Hopefully the livery will NOT make its way into another "special edition" that the auto industries have come up with every other week to bolster buyers’ ego.

I guess that is the worst paint for the 370Z but the 46 in the front could be a bit smaller or maybe stamped on the front bumper of the car.

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