Nissan’s new Z sports car officially teased in video
Whether you grew up in the 70s, 80s, 90s, or 2000s; odds are at one stage you were a fan of the Nissan Z-car. Much like the Toyota Supra – to a certain degree – the Z car lineage went on to become one of the most iconic sports car ranges of all time.
Fast forward to 2020, and the current Z-car, the 370Z has been on sale for some 11 years, and despite being a great driver's car with a fantastic V6 under the hood; it is really showing its age against younger, more capable rivals. And for the past few years, we have heard rumors about a possible replacement, and now, finally, we might actually have the confirmation we have been lusting for.
Just this week, Nissan dropped a short video, which gave a preview of all upcoming models, listing them from “A to Z”. And this video, gives us our best look at the new Z’s design, even if it was for just a few seconds. It’s clear to see that the new Z-car takes styling cues from the Z’s of yesteryear, and that is something great!
No information has been released about its engine, however, it is suggested that the sports car will use the twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 from the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 Red Sport 400, with an output of 300kw – significantly up from the 245kw produced by the 370Z’s naturally aspirated 3.7-litre V6. It looks likely to retain its rear-wheel driven architecture, as it is highly probable that it will share its platform with the current Infiniti Q60 Coupe.
While the name of the car has yet to be confirmed, it is believed that it will be named the 400Z; as in recent years, Nissan has named their Z-car after how much of horsepower it produces. Time will tell, as the car is slated to be unveiled very late in 2020, with the model going on sale in 2021.