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  • The production version of the new Nissan Z, likely called the 400Z, will debut on August 17, 2021.
  • It'll be powered by a twin-turbo V-6 engine, and we'll know all the performance specs at the reveal. It should make around 400 horsepower.
  • The 2022 400Z is expected to arrive by the end of the year starting at around $40,000.

Nissan revealed the Z Proto (pictured) last fall as a production-intent prototype. That car was meant to give us an idea of what'll be sold in the States, likely as the 400Z. Nearly a year after it showed the prototype car, Nissan will finally reveal the production version of the new Z on August 17, 2021 on its YouTube channel.

Images of what appear to be the production car have already leaked, and they showed that it won't be far off from the Z Proto we saw last fall. The cars, finished in dark gray and silver, had chrome trim integrated into the grille, slightly larger headlights, different wheels, and a rear decklid spoiler. The Z badge on the C-pillar will also make it to production.

The new Z will use a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, and although Nissan hasn't said anything about its output, we expect it to offer around 400 horsepower. It's a modified version of the engine found in the Infiniti Q50 and Q60. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but there's also an optional automatic gearbox.

We'll know the full details in a few months, including all the performance specs, which should create a compelling matchup against the 382-hp Toyota Supra. The 2022 Nissan 400Z should be on sale by the end of the year starting at around $40,000.

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New 2021 Nissan Z sports car launched with 400bhp

Nissan's replacement for the 370Z has been revealed. Called the Nissan Z, it's the latest model in the Japanese brand’s long line of Z-branded sports cars, which stretches all the way back to 1969 with the original Datsun 240Z.

Designed to rival the likes of the Toyota Supra and the new BMW 2 Series Coupe, Nissan has so far only confirmed a North American launch for the newcomer, and based on what we heard from Nissan executives at the reveal of the Proto Z concept last year, a launch in Europe looks unlikely. 

It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, which produces 400bhp and 475Nm of torque. To put that another way, that’s 30 percent more power than the old 370Z and 31bhp more than its main rival, the new BMW M240i.

The engine sends drive to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with a carbon-fibre driveshaft and an automatic rev-matching function. A nine-speed automatic is optional. 

Benchmarked against the old 370Z, engineers at Nissan have targeted handling improvements with enhanced body rigidity, larger diameter shock absorbers and new double wishbone front suspension with a steeper caster angle to aid straight-line stability. The front tyres are also wider, which Nissan says has helped increase cornering performance up to 13 percent.

There’s also a new electronically assisted power steering rack and, for the more expensive Z Performance model, a mechanical limited-slip differential. Automatic cars also get a drive mode selector with two modes called Standard and Sport. The latter winds up the steering weight and throttle response and introduces engine sound enhancement in the cabin. 

Like the Proto Z concept, the production-ready Nissan Z’s bodywork features a blend of styling cues that have been cherry-picked from the nameplate’s 52-year history.

Up front, the semicircular LED headlamp units and wide radiator grille harken back to the Japan-only 240ZG of the 1970s, with glass lenses over the headlamps and a slightly longer nose cone. The bonnet has the same V-shaped power bulge as the original car, too.

The new Z retains the same haunches around the C-pillars as Nissan’s most recent sports cars, the 350Z and 370Z. This low at the front, high at the back stance has been a signature styling feature of Nissan’s sports cars since the 240Z, and it’s a feature the brand’s designers have carried onto the new car.

The rear lights draw inspiration from the Z32 300ZX of the 80s and 90s, sharing similar slotted beam units and being housed in a near-identical rectangular frame that runs the width of the rear bumper.

The coupe’s door handles share their design with the 370Z’s, and there’s a “Z” badge fixed to the car’s C-pillar, just like it was on the 240Z.

However, the Nissan Z isn’t a complete nostalgia trip – there’s some proper aerodynamic engineering in its bodywork. Nissan says that the tiny rear spoiler creates enough downforce to mitigate rear end lift, while the front splitter has been designed using the knowledge gained from the GT-R’s development programme.

There’s nothing yesteryear about the car’s interior, either. Nissan has fitted an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a brand new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, with three customisable display modes. Nissan even sought the advice of Japanese racing legends, such as Tsugio Matsuda, when deciding on the layout of the Z’s cabin.

The steering wheel is designed to be ergonomic and retain some of the “vintage aesthetic” of the 240Z’s thin, non-airbag steering wheel. The seats are pieced together using lessons learned from the GT-R programme, to ensure good lateral support when cornering.

US buyers have a choice of three specifications, called Sport, Performance and Proto Spec. The first comes with 18-inch alloys, while the latter gets 19-inch wheels and the aforementioned limited-slip differential.

Proto Spec cars get exclusive yellow brake calipers, bronze-coloured 19-inch alloy wheels and model-specific leather seats with yellow accents. Production will also be limited to 240 units. Prices are yet to be confirmed.

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More than a decade after the first Nissan 370Z debuted – an eternity in sports car years – its replacement has finally arrived. Meet the 2023 Nissan Z coupe. The highly anticipated sports car debuted today in New York City on the heels of what would have been the New York Auto Show (thanks, Covid), sporting a new twin-turbocharged V6 engine, an upgraded interior, and styling nearly identical to the Z Proto concept we saw less than a year ago. And it will all cost "around $40,000," according to Nissan.

The Nissan Z comes in two flavors at launch: Sport and Performance, with a special Proto Spec option on the top-end model that draws inspiration from last year's well-received concept. On all models, the Z Proto’s pointed nose, squared-off grille, and retro LED light fixtures carry over, as do the details on the rear end. A black partition extends the length of the bumper, housing the horizontal LED taillights underneath, and a gloss black diffuser surrounds dual exhaust tips. Performance models feature a subtle rear spoiler as well.

The base Sport model wears 18-inch wheels and the Performance trim borrows its 19-inch rims from the Z Proto, while Nissan offers nine exterior color options at launch. Buyers can select from six two-tone paints, each with a contrasting black roof: Brilliant Silver, Boulder Gray, Seiran Blue, Ikazuchi Yellow, Passion Red, and Everest White. Or, Nissan offers three single-tone paint options: Black Diamond, Gun Metallic, and Rosewood Metallic.

The cabin blends modern technology and comfort with classic cues. The bucket seats mimic those found in the GT-R supercar, with standard black cloth or leather available on the Performance trim. The center stack features a dash-mounted cluster of analog gauges inspired by the 240Z, with readouts for turbocharger boost, turbocharger turbine speed, and a voltmeter. And front and center sits a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen display, while a larger 9.0-inch touchscreen with navigation and Wi-Fi is available on the Performance trim.

The Proto Spec, meanwhile, features a few unique elements on the exterior to tie it visually to the concept, like yellow-colored brake calipers and bronze 19-inch RAYS wheels, while the cabin dons a Proto Spec leather with yellow accents and suede inserts. Nissan is limiting the Z Proto Spec to just 240 examples (we see what you did there) in the US, and it's available exclusively as an option on the Performance trim.

Speaking of performance – a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 powers the new Z, and is good for a mighty 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) and 350 pound-feet (475 newton-meters) of torque sent exclusively to the rear wheels. Those numbers represent an improvement of 68 hp (51 kW) and 80 lb-ft (108 nm) over the outgoing 370Z. And while Nissan doesn’t list an exact 0-60 time, the company says this new version should be 15 percent quicker to 60 than the car it replaces. By our math, that puts it in the high four-second mark.

A six-speed manual is the standard transmission, and it pairs with a high-performance clutch, baked-in rev-matching, and even a launch control system on the Performance model. Launch control and rev-matching also carry over to the optional nine-speed automatic transmission, as does a limited-slip differential. The Performance model also gets aluminum paddle shifters inspired by the GT-R.

Although the new Z’s platform itself is essentially a carryover from the current 370, Nissan improved its structural rigidity, tweaked the suspension, added an electronic power steering with what the company promises is a “strong mechanical feel,” and fitted both trims with wider front tires. ​​The base 18-inch wheel wears Yokohama Advan Sport tires measuring in at 248/45 all around, while the 19-inch wheel on the Performance model features Bridgestone Potenza S007 tires at 255/40 front and 275/35 rear. The increase in grip improves cornering Gs by up to 13 percent.

Along with all that performance, Nissan added some necessary safety equipment to the mix. The Z offers standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a blind-spot warning, a lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Nissan hasn’t announced things like pricing or availability, but we expect the new Z to start somewhere around the $40,000 mark. The new sports car will go on sale sometime early in 2022, and we can’t wait.

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2023 Nissan Z

EngineTwin-Turbo 3.0-liter V6

Output400 Horsepower / 350 Pound-Feet

Drive TypeRear-Wheel Drive

Transmission6-Speed Manual / 9-Speed Automatic

Brakes14-inch front, 13.8-inch rear (max)

Height51.8 inches

Length172.4 inches

Width72.6 inches

Ground clearance4.8 inches

WeightTBD

Maximum speedTBD

Speed 0-60 MPHTBD

EfficiencyTBD

Base Price"Around $40,000"

On SaleTBD

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  • New Nissan Z revealed
  • Retro-inspired design
  • 400hp twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6
  • 0-60mph in around 4.5-seconds
  • Manual and automatic transmissions offered
  • Not destined for UK

This is the new Nissan Z — a replacement for the long-lived 370Z. It comes packed with a twin-turbo V6 producing 400hp, just that the thing to make it a desirable alternative to cars as varied as the Porsche Cayman, Toyota GR Supra, BMW Z4 and Audi TT.

Before you get too excited though, it won’t be coming to the UK…

New Nissan Z Design

Few cars these days stay true to their initial prototype designs, yet the new Nissan Z is as close to the original Z Proto design study as to be practically indistinguishable. The long bonnet with its raised centre section and broad front air intake look modern while paying homage to the classic 240Z that was the very first in the model line.

The smoothed-off side profile accentuates the car’s sporty stance, just like in the outgoing 370Z. The taillight cluster and raised rear bumper bear a strong resemblance to the ‘90s 300Z while still looking thoroughly modern. Everything from the roofline to the door handles has this ‘vintage yet modern’ look to it which makes the Nissan Z oddly familiar yet totally contemporary at the same time.

New Nissan Z interior

The nod to the Z’s predecessors continues in the cabin. Three analogue binnacles mounted atop the dashboard are pure Z car, although there is now an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen (9.0-inches on the top Performance trim) and a customisable 12.3-inch digital meter display to bring this latest model into the modern era.

The door handles and steering-wheel design all bring to mind the design aesthetic of earlier models, too. Standard interior colours include black, red and blue, with the Z Proto Spec edition model getting yellow accents and stitching.

New Nissan Z engine

All Z models come equipped with a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo 400hp V6. It’s said to be quicker to 60mph than 370Z, and should be near the 4.5-second mark, in line with other two-door sports cars like the Toyota GR Supra and Audi TT. Unlike most alternatives though, the Nissan Z will be offered with a six-speed manual transmission as well as a nine-speed automatic.

The handling and braking are said to be a big improvement over the 370Z, however the traditional front-engined rear-wheel-drive layout (with standard limited-slip differential) have been retained which is the preferred setup for many driving enthusiasts. Performance trims get larger front and rear brakes.

New Nissan Z price and release date

The seventh-generation Nissan Z will be reaching US dealers in the spring of 2022 as a 2023 model. There are no plans at this time to offer it for the European market, seemingly due to concerns about ever-stricter emissions regulations.

It will be offered in Sport and Performance trims, as well as a special edition model called the Z Proto which will be limited to just 240 units – this figure pays homage to the original 240Z. Pricing for the US market should be in line with the similarly powerful Toyota GR Supra, which would put starting prices around the $45,000 mark.

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Z 400 nissan

It's been a long, long, loooooooong time coming — but the replacement for the aged Nissan 370Z has, at long last, arrived.

The Nissan 400Z is really just the Nissan Z

First off, the name. The car we thought would be called the 2022 Nissan 400Z is, in fact, known as the 2023 Nissan Z — a more open-ended name for a new generation of the sports car.

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Still, the 400Z name would have been fairly appropriate, as this new Nissan whips up a cool 400 horsepower from its twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 — the same engine found in the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport. Much like the Infiniti, it also spits out 350 lb-ft of torque, stretching across a wide plateau from 1,600 to 5,600 rpm.

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Yes, the new Z still offers a stick shift

Unlike the Infiniti, however, which only offers a nine-speed automatic gearbox, buyers of the 2023 Z will be faced with a choice of transmission: that nine-speed slushbox (with paddle shifters, of course) or a six-speed manual gearbox with a high-performance clutch. Either way, however, you'll be able to execute sweet hole shots on command, as both gearboxes offer launch control functionality.

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The new Z comes in two additional flavors beyond manual or automatic: Sport and Performance. (Yes, those sound pretty similar.) Sport is the base model, packing 18-inch wheels and 2-piston front / single-piston rear brakes; Performance cars boast 19-inch wheels with more performance-oriented tires, larger brake disks and floating 4-piston front / 2-piston rear calipers. Performance cars also boast a dual exhaust

The 2023 Nissan Z's interior is a big leap forward

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Every 2023 Nissan Z represents a massive leap up from its predecessor inside, however. While the 2020 370Z's guts still looked straight out of the early Obama years, the all-new car boasts tech that feels very much of the modern era — though without ditching the style of the old version entirely. A 12.3-inch digital instrument panel comes standard, although analog gauge pods for boost, turbo speed and voltage still lie alongside.

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The seats — cloth in the Sport, heated leather in the Performance — were inspired by those of the GT-R. Sport models score an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a six-speaker stereo, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; Performance versions get a 9.0-inch screen with an eight-speaker Bose stereo, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The 2023 Nissan Z's design is familiar, but fresh

If you've seen the Z Proto — and odds are good that if you're reading this, you have — the 2023 Nissan Z should look pretty familiar. There's a long hood and a squared-off rear, creating a profile that brings to mind Z-cars of yore; in addition, the LED headlights' design is designed to evoke those of the 1970s-era 240ZG, while the tail lamps are designed to remind you of the 300ZX.

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How much will the new Nissan Z cost?

Well, that remains to be seen. As of press time, Nissan hadn't announced pricing for the new car. (The company's COO mentioned in an interview that he expected it to start around $40,000, but there's a lot of wiggle room there.) Still, with the 2023 Z not expected to reach showrooms until spring of 2022, Nissan has plenty of time to sort that out...and hopefully, it'll actually start near the outgoing model's $30,090 base price.

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2023 Nissan Z: 400 Horsepower, Twin Turbos, Two Seats, $40K

Nissan Tuesday launched the seventh-generation Z-Car with a simplified lineup of two models and a streamlined name, Nissan Z. The car will have a 400-horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine, an estimated zero-to-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds and a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission. It will ship in spring 2022 as a 2023 model, with the Toyota Supra as its primary competitor.

Nissan is keeping the lineup and options list simple, mindful that yearly sales haven’t hit 10,000 units in a decade, a far cry from the last century when in the best years annual sales came close to the 100,000 unit mark. The 2023 entry model is the Z Sport, the upgrade model is the Z Performance. There also will be a one-time, launch edition run of 240 units (as in 240Z, the very first 1970 then-Datsun Z-Car) called the Nissan Z Proto Spec.

The options are effectively the two trim lines, paint colors and the choice of manual versus automatic transmission.

2023 Nissan Z

A Revolution

“When we introduced it in 1969, the Z was a revolution,” said Ashwani Gupta, chief operating officer of Nissan Motor Company. “For more than 50 years, the Z played at the intersection of aspiration and attainability, of dreams and reality.”

With another nod to history, Nissan held the world launch on the Brooklyn, New York, waterfront at Duggall Greenhouse. The 1969 launch of the very first Datsun 240Z was five miles away, still in New York City. The $40,000 estimated price is about what the average new car costs in 2022 and the price is effectively unchanged from the 2003 350Z, adjusted for inflation. That 2003 Nissan 350Z listed for $27,000, and with 287 horsepower it was a performance bargain for the era that revived the car’s desirability.

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2023 Nissan Z Features

All Nissan Z’s have two seats, a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 in front, rear-wheel-drive, LED headlamps and rear taillamps, an aluminum hood, doors and hatchback.

Manual transmission cars get a six-speed, close-ratio gearbox with Nissan SynchroRev Match, taking the place of rev-match heel-and-toe throttle blipping to match engine and drivetrain revolutions when downshifting. The nine-speed automatic has aluminum paddle shifters on Z Sport while the Performance gets Nissan GTR-style design paddle shifters.

Nissan does not provide acceleration numbers. We believe it will be below 4 seconds 0-60 mph and could well be as low as 3.5 seconds. It employs the same VR30DDTT 400-horsepower, V6 engine used on Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 four-door sport sedans that hit 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. The weight of the Nissan Z hasn’t be announced yet, but it should be hundreds of pounds lighter, since the Z is a shorter two-passenger car and benefits from engineering advances since the aging Infiniti Q50 launched in 2014. Finally, the competitor to match or beat will be the Toyota Supra which is good for a 3.8-second run to 60 mph. Why match when you can raise?

The instrument panel is a 12.3-inch configurable LCD instrument panel (configurable within Nissan’s parameters). The center stack has three freestanding analog gauges atop the dashboard, facing the driver: turbocharger boost and turbocharger tach (rpm) and volts. Below that, in the center stack, is an LCD infotainment display. No head-up display is mentioned.

Here’s what the two main trim lines offer:

The $40K Z Sport has aluminum-alloy wheels with Yokohama ADVAN Sport 245/45R18 front and rear high-performance wheels and tires, black woven seat cloth with faux-suede inserts.

The higher, Performance, trim line has a sport-grade muffler, sport-tuned suspension, clutch-type limited-slip differential,19-inch RAYS lightweight forged-alloy wheels with 255/40R19 front / 275/35R19 rear Bridgestone Potenza S007 performance tires, larger brakes, power-adjusting heated seats, leather-appointed seating surfaces with synthetic suede inserts and Homelink garage controller.

2023 Nissan Z

Z Proto Spec Special Features

The 240-unit run of Proto Spec Z cars—one for every four Nissan dealers—has yellow-colored brake calipers, bronze-colored 19-inch RAYS aluminum-alloy wheels, exclusive shift lever knob for manual gearbox models, exclusive Proto Spec leather-appointed seats with yellow accents, Proto Spec suede plus cloth door trim with yellow stitching and special Proto Spec interior stitching.

The engine and performance specs don’t change on the Proto Spec.

For those starting to think about early ordering, there are six two-tone colors, each with a black roof and choice of Brilliant Silver, Boulder Gray, Seiran Blue, Ikazuchi Yellow, Passion Red TriCoat or Everest White Pearl TriCoat body paint. There are three monotone colors: Black Diamond Metallic, Gun Metallic or Rosewood Metallic.

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Infotainment and Driver Assists

The Sport gets an 8-inch center display, Bluetooth, satellite radio, dual USB jacks; the Performance gets a 9-inch display with eight-speaker Bose audio, active noise cancellation (for road noise) and active sound enhancement (to amplify engine sounds). Nissan Connect telematics with WiFi is available.

Standard safety and driver-assist features include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and front and rear parking sensors. But the 2023 Z doesn’t appear to have the Nissan Safety Shield 360 safety suite, which also calls for automatic high beam control and rear automatic braking.

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Is the Nissan Z Worth Buying Over the Competition?

For those who want a two-seat sports car that’s mainstream-priced, the 2023 Z has the features and potential to be the sports car for the middle of the decade. It will be newer than the Toyota Supra, which is joint engineering and production venture with BMW, which supplies the two engine types and builds the car. BMW seems to have less interest in two-seat sports cars than Toyota does.

The MazdaMX-5 Miata is a classic sports car with a lower-power engine but Mazda says, “It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow.” The Fiat 124, sibling to the MX-5, was discontinued after the 2020 model year. The 2022 Subaru BRZ, due to be announced shortly, is expected to have about 50 horsepower more than the 181-horsepower Miata and 150 horsepower less than the 2023 Z. Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro compete more with each other than with the Z Car or Supra.

Based on its specs, the 2023 Z should be a desirable car: under 4.0 seconds–maybe 3.5–to 60 mph for $40,000 is compelling. If it proves popular, watch out for dealers seeking an extra $5,000 or more to put a buyer at the top of a waiting list.

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Updated: Oct 4, 2021

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