With the trends constantly shifting and changing when it comes to the popularity of different styles of cars, it was only a matter of time till the sports car style came back into the limelight. Nissan has recognized this shift in style, and has decided to tease us with the announcement of a new Z. The current Nissan 370Z is over 10 years old now, and while it’s still a fantastic car, it’s time for it to be retired. The next generation of the iconic Z will be the 7th generation of the car, and it will be called the 400Z. Here’s all the information regarding the 400Z we’ve been able to gather so far, but keep in mind, nearly all of this is still industry speculation:
We’ll start with the exterior. The only real look at the 400Z was a short teaser from Nissan, but it gives us some details to work off of. The headlights look like the 270Z’s, giving the new Z a retro look, but a futuristic looking body gives this beast its own unique style. The hood looks to be longer, which would make sense so it can accommodate a larger engine. It’s rumored that the 400Z will have a rectangular grille rather than Nissan’s V-Motion grille.
The 400Z will most likely share its platform and powertrain with Infiniti’s Q60 Coupe. This means that a twin-turbo V6 engine will be featured on the new Z. This engine generates 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. It’s rumored that the 400Z will live up to its name and have 400 horsepower on tap. That could mean that Nissan will go straight for the 400 hp version of the twin-turbo V6 that is currently only available in the Red Sport badged Q50 and Q60 models. However, don’t rule out the possibility of Nissan bringing out a powerful version of its VC-Turbo (Variable Compression-Turbocharged engine).
The interior is most likely going to keep the two-seater style of the 370Z, with upgrades in technology and comfort. Expect a refined infotainment center that adds modern features such as bluetooth. The 400Z will also likely get the retro styling treatment on the interior as well, which is bound to look great.
The price of the 400Z will likely be in the $40,000 range. Hopefully more information regarding the 400Z comes out soon, but don’t expect for the new Z to come out anytime soon. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak it’s hard to pinpoint an exact release of the 400Z, but it’s predicted that it will be available for purchase in 2021.