The 2023 Nissan Z divulged Tuesday night is an intensely revised development of the 370Z’s platform that mixes the past and the future and is set to go tire to tire with the Toyota GR Supra when it hits the road next spring.
The two-seat car includes long hood, short deck styling propelled by the first Datsun 240Z and an upgraded interior with a digital instrument cluster and the Z’s signature analog gauges on the dashboard.
Power comes from a 400 hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 acquired from the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport that likewise sends 350 lb-ft of torque to the back wheels through either a six-speed manual transmission or 9-speed automatic, both equipped with launch control. A 15% improvement in speed increase contrasted with the 370Z could bring about a sub-five-second 0-60 mph time.
Nissan said the chassis is more rigid however rides on a more agreeable suspension which ought to further develop ride quality, handling and refinement.
A Z Sport model with cloth seats and leather-upholstered Z Performance model with upgraded infotainment and sound systems alongside more extensive tires and a rev-matching downshift feature for the manual transmission will be accessible.
A package of electronic driver helps including automatic crisis slowing down and versatile cruise control comes standard while a restricted run of 240 Z Performance Proto Spec models will be offered with bronze wheels and a yellow-accented interior trim.
Accurate pricing for the Z hasn’t been reported, however a Nissan representative said it would be around $40,000, which would undercut the 255 hp turbocharged four-cylinder GR Supra by a few thousand dollars and the 382 hp turbocharged six-cylinder GR Supra by more than ten grand.