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.
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.
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.
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.