It’s been a long while since we last heard anything official about the new Nissan Z sports car since the Z Proto was shown to us last September. Now, we’re finally going to see the official successor to the 370Z as it’s planned for the unveiling of the “all-new Z” today.
We know barely anything about the upcoming Z, with Nissan being incredibly secretive about the car’s performance and specifications. But while we don’t have anything concrete, it’s likely that it will be powered by the 3.0-litre V6 found in the Infiniti Q60, equipped with the all-too-popular twin-turbo setup.
In the Infiniti, it makes around 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, so we’re expecting similar numbers. A bit more might be added if we ever get to see a NIMSO version.
What we know for sure is that the car will be powered by some sort of twin-turbo V6, and the power created will be sent through a manual gearbox to the rear wheels. It’s very likely that styling will stay very similar to what we’ve seen already with the Z Proto, and this is further confirmed by a number of leaks.
The interior will have a retro influence, like the rest of its design, and will feature a 12.3-inch display behind the steering wheel, partnered with a large touch screen in the centre console. Above this will be three analogue dials to show battery voltage, boost pressure, and turbo RPM.
An automatic version will also be sold to please those who aren’t interested in a clutch pedal, and rumours were stirred further when Nissan teased that “some appropriate performance [version]” is currently on the table. A hybrid system down the line has also been discussed, albeit not confirmed.
You can watch the reveal here at 8 PM ET, or 12 AM GMT / 9 AM JST, August 18.