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New Nissan Z – What we know so far

Nissan has announced that an all-new Z-car will be unveiled in New York on 17 August 2021.

The company made the announcement through an eight-second clip posted to Nissan USA’s Twitter page.

The tagline “It all begins with Z – 08.17.21” was the only element accompanying the video.

What to expect

To date, we have only seen a handful of pre-production photos provided by the company, along with the project name “Nissan Z Proto” – both of which were made public on 16 September 2020.

Speculators believe this new Z-car will be called the 400Z – following the 350Z and 370Z naming convention.

Previous announcements made about this car alluded to the fact it will be quite the departure from the conventional naturally-aspirated, analogue recipe on which its siblings were built.

Luckily, one fact that is already set in stone is that the seventh-generation Nissan Z-car will be available with a six-speed manual transmission.

For power, the new Z model is fitted with a V6, twin-turbo engine – but the company has not provided any official performance figures.

It then measures in at 4,382mm long, 1,850mm wide, and 1,310mm tall – making it longer and wider than the current 370Z.

The new Z also features a complete overhaul inside and out.

This includes headlights that “hark back to the Japan market-only 240ZG”, as well as taillights influenced by the look of those on the Nissan 300ZX.

In addition, this generation of Z-car will gain a carbon fiber front lip, rear bumper, and side skirts – along with 19-inch alloy wheels and dual exhausts.

Inside, the interior “seamlessly blends modern technology with vintage Z touches”, said Nissan.

A deep-dish steering wheel along with Z badging and yellow accents makes for a sporty cabin, and a large infotainment display with a fully-digital instrument cluster adds the modern element.

“With the Z, we’re bringing drivers the excitement of a pure sports car,” said Nissan.


Nissan Z Proto – Photos


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