New Nissan Z sports car set to debut on August 17 - paultan.org

New Nissan Z sports car set to debut on August 17 - paultan.org

Sports car fans, it’s time to get excited because Nissan has confirmed an official debut date for the seventh-generation Z sports car – August 17. That’s less than a year since the Z Proto concept, which previewed the forthcoming model, graced our eyeballs last September. As expected, the Japanese carmaker is remaining silent on the details until the big day, but we can piece together the puzzle from previous reports. For starters, the new Z (rumoured to be called the 400Z) is said to receive the same 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 found in the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 that serves up 400 hp and 475 Nm of torque. Those figures represent a healthy gain over the outgoing 370Z, which offers 332 hp and 366 Nm from a 3.7 litre naturally-aspirated V6. Even the Nismo version of the sixth-generation model can only muster up 350 hp and 374 Nm, so expect a 0-96 km/h (0-60 mph) time closer to four seconds rather than five. Purists will be glad to know that a six-speed manual transmission will come as standard to …
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