The representatives of the Japanese company hinted that the new Nissan Z will have a high-performance version last fall, right after the presentation of the Z Proto prototype. Motor1 designers have already fantasized about what a “charged” sports coupe from the Nismo division might look like, and, in general, it is believed that such a car will be released sooner rather than later.
Now the Japanese resource Best Car, without naming any sources, said that the “hot” novelty will debut in January 2022 at the Tokyo Motor Show – an annual local exhibition, which mainly shows all kinds of tuning for cars of national brands, but sometimes great world premieres. Allegedly, the sports car will appear on the home market in March.
According to insiders from the United States (North America is a key market for the model), the Nissan Z Nismo will differ from the base two-door much more seriously than it did in the era of its predecessor, the 370Z. No specifics yet, but improvements to the suspension, steering and braking system are expected, 20-inch wheels as standard – among other things. Whether there will be an increase in power is not clear, but the upgrade should be substantial enough to ensure this car’s status as a full-fledged “little brother” of the GT-R model.
As for the usual Nissan Z, its production version will be declassified in New York this summer, on August 17 – this is officially confirmed. It is known that the coupe will receive a three-liter V6 with a capacity of about 400 hp, combined with a six-speed manual or a nine-band automatic, a retro-design of the exterior in the spirit of the aforementioned prototype and a modern interior, in which a digital dashboard and a 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia will coexist with the classic ” the handbrake. ” The main rival of this model is another Japanese coupe, the Toyota GR Supra.