We at last have official specs for the 2023 Nissan Z, the hotly anticipated replacement to the 370Z. Furthermore, my god do those specs look great; fantastic, even.
See that profile in the photograph above. That long nose, that wonderfully inclined rooftop, that practically upward tail, the wide bumpers and quarter boards — the new Nissan Z (not the 400Z as we’d been calling it previously) looks incredible. Also, presently there are some exhibition figures to go with that beautiful 240Z-enlivened nose and 300ZX-like tail.
Under that enormous hood will be a 400 strength, 350 lb-ft 3.0-liter twin-super V6 (likely a similar VR30DDTT from the Infiniti Q60S Red Sport) mated to either a six-speed stick or an “all-new” nine-speed programmed with paddle-shift capacity
Concerning inside highlights, there’s a 12.3-inch screen, driver-confronting dashtop measures, aluminum pedals, a spotless three-talked wheel, and simply a for the most part clean yet straightforward design, which my associate Jason will get into a bit in an alternate article:
Presently the significant inquiry — How much will this thing cost? Tragically, we don’t yet have an answer, however Nissan’s public statement infers that this thing will be reasonable, composing:
“The Z has always been an accessible sports car – always placed at the intersection of aspiration and attainability – of dreams and reality. This latest iteration is now ready to thrill Z enthusiasts, and create a whole new generation of Z fans as well, when it comes to market here in the U.S. early next year,” said Gupta[, agent top dog and head working official, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.].
Gossipy tidbits about a sub-$35,000 base cost have been flowing. I ask that those bits of gossip end up being valid so devotees can make a beeline for a Nissan vendor in the spring of 2022, punk down under $40 thousand, and drive off in a 400-strength, back tire drive, manual Nissan car that resembles that. Sounds like the fantasy.