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The Nissan Z will be revealed on August 17, 2021, and this is what you should expect
It’s Not a rebodied 370Z
The 2022 Z will ride on the same platform as the current 370Z, but it’s far from being a quick body-swap
The new Z’s platform has been highly adapted and evolved from it’s life under the 370Z
This platform has been used since the early 2000s, and has evolved with every generation of the Z car
Through evolution, it will bring increased rigidity and better driving dynamics
Twin-Turbo V-6 Motivation
Although not confirmed, we can say with near certainty that the 2022 Nissan Z will be powered by Infiniti’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6.
In the Infiniti Q60 Redsport, this engine is good for 400 horsepower, and it should be the same in the Nissan Z.
The Nissan Z Proto was revealed with a six-speed manual transmission and that should carry over into production
The 370Z has always been offered with a manual, so it only makes sense the same will be said for the new Z
The other choice could be the same 7-speed automatic found in most Infiniti cars
2023 Nissan Z Roadster
Nissan hasn’t confirmed that it will build a new Z Roadster, but it the 370Z was offered as a roadster, and it would look good, don’t you think?
Nissan Z Nismo
Nissan is on the fence about building a new Nissan Z Nismo, but it is open to the idea
“The answer is why not… for me. If customers strongly request the Nismo grade, why not” – Hiroshi Tamura, Chief Product Specialist for GT-R and Nismo.
The Nismo could also be a hybrid “if customers strongly request some kind of hybrid system, we have to do that”
If a Nismo does happen, we could see it in 2024 at the earliest.
Unfortunately, Nissan cannot make a business case to sell the 2022 Z in Europe
After dismal sales of the 370Z in Europe (563 examples in 2019) it just wouldn’t make sense
Nissan also claimed “specific regulations mean the company was unable to build a viable business case”
$87 Per Horsepower
Rumors say the 2022 Nissan Z will start out at $34,995 or about $87 per HP
That price point make sit about $4,000 more expensive than the outgoing 370Z
And quite the bargain compared to the GR Supra 2.0 at $42,990 or $191 per HP
And the BMW Z4 at $47,900 or about $212 per HP
A Track Package?
Another rumor says that Nissan will offer a performance package for the 2022 Z at launch
It’s said to include Brembo brakes, thicker sway bars, beefier cooling, and some extra features inside
It sounds like Nissan could be planning a package to improve on-track performance
The rumored price? $5,000.
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