NISSAN, WORKING ON 370Z´s SUCCESSOR
The Nissan 370Z´s successor – it might be called as Nissan 400Z – is taking very long. Nissan is “cooking over a low heat” his next sport cars of Z y GT-R saga. It will be inspired by the Nissan 240Z (Datsun), with a retro touch.
If you are a car-enthusiast, you might know that it has been rumored for a long time whether Nissan will develop or not the successor for the Nissan 370Z. The fact is that I am bringing very good news since Nissan is working on the Nissan 400Z, meaning the “Nissan´s legendary Fairlady Z” will not die with the 370Z. It is expected that the presentation of the Nissan 400Z will happen in 2020 – being commercialized from 2021.
NISSAN 400Z´s COSMETIC CHANGES
In today´s automotive market, the brands launch modern and futuristic vehicles. Nonetheless, the Nissan 400Z will suppose a return to the Z saga, with a similar front appearance of our dear long-time friend, the Nissan Datsun 240Z. I am very convinced that this cheeky bet will have some detractors, but above all else Nissan will get a lot of fans, as the most traditional car-enthusiasts.
If we are talking about the interior, everything suggests that it will not be retro as the exterior, but it will incorporate the last generation infotainment system. Nothing to do with its predecessors, the 350Z and 370Z. Furthermore, the 400Z will include interior finishes and high-quality materials, in line with the luxury brand Infiniti.
NISSAN 400Z – ENGINE
And now, the most expected question. Which engine will the 400Z use? The 350Z had a 3.5L V6 engine, the 370Z used a 3.7L V6. It seems that the “downsizing” will also attack the Z saga, unfortunately. So, we will have to say goodbye to the funny naturally aspirated engine, used so far. The Nissan 400Z´s engine might be the twin turbo V-6 3.0L from the models Infiniti Q50 y Q60, ensuring a power of 400hp for the base model and almost 500hp for the Nismo variant. This engine change is due to obvious environmental, consumption and cost reasons – due to the economies of scale with Infiniti.
Even then, I am convinced that this sporty car will be groundbreaking and, above all, very funny to drive. As a good member of the family Z.