Nissan Z official with 400 horsepower, manual gearbox
The erstwhile Nissan 370Z finally has a successor in the form of the new Nissan Z. Yup, it’s just ‘Z’ now with no prefix.
The sportscar stays true to its prototype version that was revealed last year. This means, you get a unique design with a squared-off grille and a blacked-out rear-end. It can divide options that’s for sure.
The cabin layout on this new model has two displays – one for the driver and another for infotainment – but both are neatly placed in a cabin that doesn’t look overly flashy. Enthusiasts will be delighted to see three gauge pods on top of the centre console which display the boost pressure, turbo speed and voltage.
Providing power to the new Nissan Z is a 3.0-litre, twin-turbo V6 petrol engine that produces 400 horsepower and 475Nm of max torque.
A 6-speed manual gearbox is on offer which is truly rare in 2021, but no one is gonna complain about its existence that’s for sure. You can also opt for a 9-speed automatic transmission if you’re the less adventurous type. Being a sportscar, the Z, obviously, is rear-wheel drive.
The Nissan Z will be offered in a choice of two trims – Sport & Performance. The company will also be offering a limited edition ‘Proto Spec’ option, based on the top-end variant, which will be limited to just 240 units.
The Nissan Z also comes in a wide range of exterior colour options, both dual-tone and single tone. There will also be a variety of interior themes to match.
The new Z is the successor to the outgoing 370Z, which first debuted over a decade ago. Pricing for the all-new Nissan Z is yet to be revealed, while sales & deliveries are expected to begin from mid-2022.
The starting price of the new Nissan Z in the USA is around USD 40,000. Don’t expect it to come to India though, as Nissan is struggling for survival here, with econoboxes like the Magnite being its only hope.