According to some leaked information, the new Z car from Nissan will not adopt a ‘Nissan 400Z’ name.
A recent post on the NewNissanZ fan forum refers to some insider source saying that the production car based on the Z Proto will be called “Nissan 400Z” only in domestic Japanese market. In non-Japan markets, we’ll know it under the simple name “Nissan Z”.
The insider reveals some details about the 2022 model. In particular, the car’s base price will be $34,995 (MSRP). If the price is true, the Nissan Z with a 6-speed manual transmission inherited from the 370Z (the other option is a 9G-Tronic automatic one) will undercut its rivals.
For comparison: the Toyota GR Supra 3.0L costs $50,990, the Honda Civic Type R is $37,895, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7.5 is $37,940. The outgoing entry-level Nissan 370Z starts from $$33,820.
All Nissan Zs will be reportedly powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. The engine develops 298 kW (400 hp) and 475 Nm. A lower-grade, 300-hp (224-kW) version of the same engine could be available for Japan.