• Rumors About the 2022 Nissan 400Z Have Manifested into These Awesome Renderings

But we won’t know how this car looks like until 2021

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Much like the Nissan GT-R, the 370Z is a bit long in the tooth. Launched in 2009, it’s 11 years old as of 2020, and Nissan launched only minor upgrades all these years. But the 370Z is going out of production and word has it there will be a successor called the 400Z. But this new sports car is still a couple of years away, and we don’t know much about it. The mystery behind has inspired car designed Max Shershnev to render a potential look for the400Z.

The 2022 Nissan 400Z could be a very sleek fastback

Of course, Max’s design for the 400Z is of the imaginary variety, and it won’t interfere with Nissan’s plans for the car, but the virtual concept retains the main features of the 370Z. It’s sleeker, decidedly modern, and a good indication of what kind of details Nissan may be looking into for the 370Z’s successor. We can see the same fastback roof, the long engine hood, ad the big vents in the front fascia.

But this rendering is obviously a bit too futuristic and complicated for an affordable car like the 370Z.

There’s way too much carbon-fiber, including in the wheels, it features cameras instead of mirrors, while the lights look way too expensive to put on a production model. But it’s an interesting idea that seems to blend in well with the outgoing 370Z and even the GT-R.

What do we know about the Nissan 400Z?

Rumors About the 2022 Nissan 400Z Have Manifested into These Awesome Renderings
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For starters, we do know that it’s a couple of years away. Most reports say it will arrive in 2022. If we’re lucky, Nissan might launch it for the 2022 model year, meaning that an official unveiling could take place in 2021. We also know that Nissan is working with Mercedes-Benz for this car, in a joint effort that will also see the introduction of a small roadster by the German brand. Just like BMW and Toyota teamed up for the Z4 and Supra.

The 400Z name is not official, but Nissan applied to trademark this nameplate.

So it would make sense to use it on a successor for the 370Z.

As far as drivetrain goes, there are at least three scenarios to consider. First, Nissan could use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder from Mercedes-Benz. The turbocharged, 3.0-liter V-6 from the Infiniti Q60 is also an option, especially for the range-topping version. But Nissan is also considering a mild hybrid setup, which could also come from Mercedes-Benz. Of course, the beefed-up Nismo variant will definitely feature a more powerful version of the V-6 engine, one that could deliver up to 500 horsepower.

2009-2016 Nissan 370Z specifications
Engine: 3.7-liter, V-6
Transmission: Six-speed Manual/Seven-speed Automatic
Horsepower: 332 HP
Torque: 270 pound-feet
0-60 mph: 4.9 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph
Drive Type: Rear-Wheel-Drive

Source: Maxshershnev via Instagram

Ciprian Florea
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