Next Nissan-Z Model To Premiere As A Concept In Tokyo

Nissan will move one step closer to replacing the 370Z when it debuts its latest Z-car as a concept at October’s Tokyo Motor Show.

In production since 2009, the 370Z is in dire need of a comprehensive update and Car and Driver reports that’s exactly what it will receive.

On a styling front, the new Z concept will adopt a very edgy design language and draw on the 2017 facelifted GT-R for some inspiration, including its adopting of a gaping wide front grille. The proportions of the car will remain similar to the 370Z but a different roofline, tailgate and hood will make the new model instantly identifiable.

In terms of engines, it is reported that the model may receive three different options. These will start with an entry-level 3.0-liter V6 churning out 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque as well as the same twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 from the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport delivering 400 hp at 6,400 rpm and 350 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm. Both of these engines may be offered exclusively alongside a seven-speed dual-clutch seven-speed.

Nissan may then decide to top out the range with a hybrid variant. It is reported that such a version could use the entry-level V6 and mate it to an electric motor to lift power towards the 500 hp mark.

If this sounds like your perfect sports car then start saving, as it is due to arrive in showrooms by 2019.

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  • MultiKdizzle

    Exciting news.

  • ediotsavant

    Nissan, listen! Just make the car lighter and 300hp will be enough. Giving it more power will make it more heavier and more expensive. Very few people will pay $$$ for a Z car. Let the Infiniti command the higher prices.

    • Six_Tymes

      Spot on!

    • Mynameis Taylor

      Yep👍🏾

  • Six_Tymes

    really looking forward to this

  • Kagan

    Manual or no buy!

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    why even they do not think to put a 4 cylinder smaller engine?

    • Six Thousand Times

      Because the Z has always been a six-cylinder car.

  • Raf

    So now they are trying to move the Z upmarket? So much for an affordable Nissan sports car…

  • AstonMartin

    Hope Nissan fixes the ride quality – its extremely harsh making day to day driving unsuitable.

  • Eythan Aldrich

    about time nissan……I’ve been waiting forever for this…..

  • Honda NSX-R

    Finally! Seems as if Nissan was going to kill it off. Also, “seven speed dual-clutch seven-speed”? What?

  • ty

    yes!…YES!…..And it only took…lets see…9 years..

  • Six Thousand Times

    Good to hear. I’m excited for the 3-litre turbo.

  • antbee

    I was just wondering about this car, and when its replacement would be mentioned! Glad to see it is getting some much-needed attention. But, how is Nissan going to be able to keep calling it a “370 Z,” when there will be no 3.7 litre engine inside the bonnet? Well aware other manufactures disregard their engine displacements, so…
    Oh, Nissan, et tu? Manual, please have it as an option.

  • Mike Bralley

    How about using the Subaru BRZ platform as an inspiration to lower mass and weight and use the same engines they have in mind. This would put the weight around 2,700 to 2,800 pounds. The 300HP varient would produce in the neighborhood of 4.4 sec 0-60 time. The 400HP varient would produce a time around 3.5 seconds. Price would start around $28,000. It seems Nissan has lost it’s way.