The elusive new Nissan 400Z has been photographed in a current Nissan patent submitting with IP Australia, the primary take a look at what the manufacturing mannequin will appear like. These pictures appeared on newnissanz.com.
Particulars in regards to the new 400Z have been sketchy at finest. My contacts have been sworn to secrecy, and haven’t divulged any data in any respect, apart from to let me know that it wouldn’t be a primary or second quarter launch and to carry off on any requests to see a lot much less drive one.
What has been mentioned, in accordance with Automotive & Driver, is that the 400Z will include a twin-turbo V6, borrowed from the Infiniti Q60 more than likely, with a six-speed guide transmission. Though the 400Z is anticipated to have all of the facilities of a contemporary sports activities automobile, together with a middle stack loaded with an infotainment system, we are able to’t assist however yearn for a extra simplified model, one with spherical, analog gauges that mirror the Zs of previous, the place the emphasis is on efficiency, as a substitute of all the newest gizmos and tech wizardry accessible to Nissan.
Worth? Nicely, hypothesis is that the 400Z will likely be in the identical vary because the Supra. As a lot as we loved driving a 350Z convertible, if it’s going to make the coupe lighter to not design it with structural reinforcement for a ragtop, we’d go for that. One physique type ought to work for all, and the variety of convertibles bought every year, and amongst sports activities automobiles, ought to attest for it.