After a plethora of rumors, the Nissan 400Z now seems confirmed, heir to a long line of coupes that began with the 240Z.
MORE POWER – The sports cars of the Z family have marked the history of Nissan, which has made several generations since 1969, when the 240Z was launched, a coupé with a impressive looks, equipped with a six-cylinder engine, which was very successful, especially in the United States. US. The fifth and latest generation, the Nissan 370Z, is on the market for eleven years and for some time now there has been talk of its heir, who could be called the Nissan 400Z and should debut in 2021 (above in the interpretation of the designer Le Yang Bay).
BITURBO ENGINE – According to various rumors, the Japanese company is working on the Nissan 400Z. The new model should adopt a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine from Infiniti, the prestigious brand of Nissan, which has 400 hp in the version for the Q50 medium sedan and the Q60 coupe. With this engine, which is much more powerful than the aspirated 355 HP 3.7 of the 370Z, the Nissan 400Z would have the credentials to challenge the rival Toyota GR Supra on an equal footing.
A LOOK AT THE PAST – According to the reconstructions, the Nissan 400Z should have rear-wheel drive, as per tradition, and two types of transmission: the manual one, aimed at lovers of old-style driving, and the automatic one. The style of the bodywork will be in line with previous generations, because the long hood will be a tribute to the 240Z and its 260Z and 280Z evolutions, while the lights should resemble the flat and square ones of the 300ZX. Inside there should be higher quality materials and more modern equipment, including the digital dashboard and the multimedia system connected to the internet.
Happy with the news, but in my humble opinion the headlights of this have nothing to do with those of the 300zx.
Supra, 400z, how much good news. Let’s put the three American muscles, the return of Alpine, the Giulia GTA, the new rear-wheel drive 2er. It would be nice if they also remade the Lancer Evolution.
Those round headlights with the hollowed out eyelid are clearly inspired by the Fairlady z (s30) and not the 300zx. Another strong point of the Z series was the competitive price which, I think, can no longer be maintained. But wasn’t Nissan failing? I wonder how it could develop such a model on its own since not even Toyota and BMW have succeeded.