Is Nissan’s new Z-car really that good?

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The next Z-car from Nissan is one of the most talked-about cars at the moment. It promises a visceral driving experience, great chassis, and retro-futuristic styling. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the letter “Z” and the cars that feature it. This is the latest one. Referred to as the 400Z, the Japanese sports car looks back to its predecessors and takes some of the best features from each of them. So far it all looks good. But as we are all wondering, will Nissan price the car right?

Will the Nissan 400Z Be Worth the Price?
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The Fairlady Z, as it’s known in Japan, has been around since 1970. It all started with the Datsun 240Z, which was a compact sports car with an inline-six. Those cars are still popular and we quite often find them with a variety of engines swapped into them, including the RB26.

Nissan has continuously given us engaging rear-wheel-drive coupes. The 400Z is heavily-inspired by the 240Z and 260Z generations, but it also carries some elements over from the Z32 300ZX, like the taillights.

Will the Nissan 400Z Be Worth the Price?
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YouTube channel Raiti’s Rides has been invited to Nissan US Headquarters to take a sneak peek at the latest Fairlady. In addition to going through many of the things that make the car great, Joe (the host of the channel) also suggests that the expected starting price of $35,000 would make it the best bang for the buck, as far as Japanese performance cars go.

But can it really compete with cars like the Toyota Supra, BMW M2, and even Porsche 718? You can watch the video and decide for yourself.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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