Everything we know about the upcoming Nissan Z

Here's everything we know about the much-anticipated Nissan Z

The Nissan 370z is finally getting to retire, after over 10 years of loyal service. And here's the best part: we already know a whole lot about the next-generation Z car. Without a further-a-do, here's everything we know about Nissan's upcoming creation.

Retro Throwback

Nissan's inspiration for their latest Z car goes back to the original Datsun 240z. This is immediately obvious when you look at the elongated hood to the familiar rear-end design. From the few spy pictures we've seen, it's safe to assume the boot will be opened via a hatch, just like the original Datsun 240z.

Performance

Nissan is building the next-generation Z car with enthusiasts in mind. Nissan isn't getting rid of the manual transmission, nor is it getting rid of its six-cylinder engine. The next-generation Nissan Z will most likely be dubbed the Nissan 400z, which this time around, will stand for the amount of horsepower it will have (400 horsepower!!!). Expect the next-generation Z to have the 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged V6 from the Infinity Q50 3.0t Red Sport 400. Nissan isn't going away from the rear-wheel-drive setup, and yes, it's almost guaranteed at this point that the manual transmission is staying.

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What else do we know

This car is destined to be a Toyota Supra competitor, and the 400z has essentially taken the biggest weaknesses of the Supra, the lack of a manual gearbox, and gave one to the 400z, which will end up being the deal-breaker for lots of customers cross-shopping the two. Expect pricing to be in the same wheelhouse as the Supra, so anywhere around $40-50k price range.

Lastly, we know the 400z will be put into production in late 2022, with the first official look at the next-generation Z coming September 16th of this year.

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Comments (14)

  • I hope they keep making this model along with manual transmission for 10 years as well.

      1 month ago
  • Sad that the Supra has dropped from GTR competition to Z

      1 month ago
    • Never looked at it that way.

      But really, the GTR isn’t anywhere near as affordable as it was decades ago new. So I guess that explains way 🤷‍♂️

        1 month ago
    • Yeah, the GTR has jumped up to try and beat super cars rather than sports cars

        1 month ago
  • If it's not 100% electric, it does not matter.

      1 month ago
  • Better not ruin it.

      1 month ago
  • Nissan can’t afford to mess this up. They NEED it to be a sales success. Ghosn really hosed the rep of the brand. They know that has to be changed and this is the car that has to make that change in the minds of automotive enthusiasts.

    Manual? Check

    400hp? Check

    Rear drive? Check

    Price? Fair market

    Handling? TBD

    Fun? With this formula they would really have to screw up for it to not be fun.

    RELIABILITY is now the question.

    Great stuff Alex! 👍👍

      1 month ago

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