New Nissan Z sports car may be in the works.

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After more than a decade, a new Z may be in the works.


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It’s Finally Happening! Nissan Spied Working On A New Z Sports Car
BY MICHAEL GAUTHIER | POSTED ONOCTOBER 29, 2019 27


The Nissan 370Z was introduced over a decade ago, but it appears work has finally begun on a successor.
While there isn’t much to see, spy photographers snapped a test mule on the Nürburgring where it was being benchmarked against the 2020 Toyota GR Supra.

Since the model is still in the early stages of the development, it doesn’t look terribly special as a majority of the body parts and components carryover from the current 370Z. However, engineers are clearly focused on cooling as the front bumper has been equipped with extra air intakes.

Also Read: Nissan Product Planning Boss Says 370Z And GT-R News Is Coming Soon

Virtually nothing is known about the car, but Nissan’s global product planning boss used the Tokyo Motor Show to announce we can expect to hear something about the 370Z and GT-R soon. He didn’t elaborate, but said the models are “at the heart of Nissan and we are actively looking at and working on them.”



While the automaker was coy on specifics, rumors have been flying around for years. Everything should be taken with a grain of salt, but previous reports have suggested the car will be twinned with the next-generation Infiniti Q60. The two models are rumored to share the same platform and engine options. That makes sense and the Nissan 350Z and Infiniti G37 Coupe followed a similar strategy.

If the rumors are to be believed, the production model could be called the Z400 and be slightly larger than the current car. It will reportedly be powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces around 400 hp (298 kW / 406 PS). There have also been rumors about all-wheel drive and a new Nismo variant, but that’s just speculation at this point.

There have also been conflicting reports about whether or not the next-generation Z will be offered as a roadster. The 370Z Roadster was dropped in the United States for 2020 as the company wanted to focus on sales of the coupe.
Nissan should confirm plans for a new Z shortly but, in the meantime, speculation suggests the model could be launched as early as 2021.

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LMAO. Good luck trying to benchmark the Supra. It's going to get some badass upgrades next year that's going to be way more competitive than the current one.
 

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I personally think it has more to be concerned about from the new C8 than from the Supra.
 
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I mentioned this before, even SUV's need to be scared of the C8, but honestly, if you want a desirable spec C8 you're hitting $90k easily. That's way out of the Supra's league in terms of pricing. That's 911 territory.
 

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LMAO. Good luck trying to benchmark the Supra.
Nissan is still quite competent at chassis tuning right? At the very least they have an in-house powertrain... And with AWD it could be a better 'numbers car' than the Supra.
 
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Nissan is still quite competent at chassis tuning right? At the very least they have an in-house powertrain... And with AWD it could be a better 'numbers car' than the Supra.
Nissan hasn't built a good chassis in a long time. Every year as they update the GTR, it gets worse. The only car that's actually good is the Z but that thing is older than a dinosaur. Toyota is an order of magnitude better in terms of tuning a good chassis.

Corolla vs Sentra --> Corolla
Camry vs Altima --> Camry
Avalon vs Maxima --> Avalon
Highlander vs Pathfinder --> Highlander
RAV4 vs Rogue --> RAV4
CHR vs Juke/Kicks --> CHR
Anything Toyota vs Anything Nissan --> Toyota 100% (you get the gist)

You name it, every car Toyota has built is better than a Nissan. To top that, Nissan doesn't even offer some cars that Toyota does. Toyota's platform is actually revolutionary in every single aspect you look at it, meanwhile Nissan is just a shadow of its former self. Nissan back in the 90's were a powerful force. But now? It would be a compliment to say they're a joke, because it gives us some kind of laughs, but Nissans nowadays sucks the living hell out of your soul.

And that in-house powertrain you're talking about (the VR30 TTV6) will be no match for the upgraded B58 that will be in the Supra. And there's still the GRMN coming too that will be based off the Supra GT4 race car.
 
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Good to have some healthy competition. Sadly the market however isnt what it used to be. I havent really seen the energy and momentum that folks had prior to the Supra Launch. The Z could be the biggest baddest thing in the world, but if it priced like a Supra, its gonna be dud or a very very low volume car. I assume just like the z before it, it will ride on the same platform as the current Q60?
 
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