Peter Brock Celebrates 40 Years of BRE with Custom Nissan 370Z
Although we've known about the car for weeks, Nissan finally released photos of a one-off Nismo 370Z crafted to celebrate and honor legendary designer/racer Pete Brock.
The car, unveiled last weekend at the Walter Mitty Challenge held at Road Atlanta, was designed to pay tribute to Brock and commemorate the 40th anniversary of Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) winning the 1970 SCCA nationals with a Datsun 240Z. The Nismo incorporates a number of changes to make it eligible to compete in the SCCA's T2 class, but none is quite as visible as the application of BRE's famed red, white, and blue livery.
Brock unveiled the car at a special BRE reunion dinner held last Thursday evening, where it reportedly received a warm welcome from fans and former team drivers. None, however, was quite as enthused as Brock.
"Because the 370Z has strong, sculpted shapes, I was able to make the livery even bolder and more aggressive," Brock said. "I'm really pleased with the livery, and I enjoyed driving it around the track -- but I'd like to get a chance to drive it as it should be driven sometime."
He may have a chance to do just that. Nissan points out that the car is built to current specs, and will actually be raced throughout the year. Nissan plans on showcasing it at several Z events this summer, including ZCon 2010, which will take place in Nashville, Tennessee from July 28 through August 1.
We think the BRE colors look lovely on the 370Z, but you tell us. What looks better, new number 46, or the original? Sound off in the comments section below.