What To Expect From The 2022 Nissan Z

If the Nissan Z is as good is it sounds, it could be the best Z car that we’ve ever seen

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.

Transmission Options

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.

Sorry Europe

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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