Nissan USA has just released the launch date for the retro-inspired new Nissan Z sportscar- August 17th.
The company first unveiled the Z Proto in September last year, with plenty of styling elements that are “heritage-inspired” such as the taillamps and circular DRL signature reminiscing the Nissan 240ZG. The company is maintaining almost all the prototype styling to the production car, as seen in a posting couple of months back.
Nissan is expected to fit a new 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine beneath the long hood. The unit, currently servicing the Infiniti Q60 and Japan-only Skyline 400R, is expected to deliver 400 hp and 500 Nm of torque. No electrification is expected in the new Nissan Z.
Owners in America are also said to have a high preference for manual transmission over the years of Nissan Z sales, so the new Nissan Z will also continue to offer a classic six-speed manual transmission, as well as a new nine-speed automatic transmission.
The interior of the Nissan Z equips the driver with a large fully-digital instrument cluster and a three-gauge analogue meter pod (turbo boost, turbine speed and voltage) rather than another free-standing screen like the rest of the industry.
For reference, the Toyota GR Supra 3.0 with 382 hp and 500 Nm of torque in the USA is priced up to USD54,795( RM223k), while the entry to the GR Supra range begins at USD43,090 (RM175k) thanks to a smaller 258 hp / 400 Nm four-cylinder 2.0-litre variant. Meanwhile in Malaysia, the 2020 GR Supra 3.0 retails at RM589,987.