Nissan Z Concept Coming; Production Car Could Reach 500 Horsepower
the idea has been more than eight years since the current Nissan 370Z went on sale, although Nissan’s legendary Z-car soon will get its long-awaited redesign. The first major step will be taken at the Tokyo auto show in which fall, where Nissan will reveal the next-generation Z concept, a preview of the production car said to offer several potent powertrains.
As in which artist’s impression by Japan’s Best Car magazine shows, the idea is actually expected in which the fresh Z concept along with production car will have similar proportions to the outgoing coupe. The Z will also adopt an edgier styling language, including a gaping front end in which takes cues by the latest GT-R facelift, along with will ride on a shorter wheelbase courtesy of the Infiniti Q60’s FR-L platform.
Of the three powertrains on offer, the flagship twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6, borrowed by the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport, is actually said to punch out a healthy 400 horsepower at 6400 rpm along with 350 lb-ft of torque at 1600 rpm; the idea will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. If in which variation lives up to those expectations, the idea could put the Nissan toe to toe with rivals such as Porsche’s 718 Boxster S along with BMW’s M2.
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In addition to the entry-level 3.0-liter V-6, generating 300 horsepower along with 295 lb-ft, we also hear in which Nissan is actually working on a hybridized type to be introduced later in which could make the Z the most powerful in its class. the idea is actually supposed to employ the same 3.0-liter V-6, teamed that has a dual-clutch gearbox along with an electric motor producing as much as 0 horses. One source told us in which in which type’s total output could reach an eye-popping 500 horsepower. The fresh Z is actually supposed to land in showrooms by 2019, with the base type priced from the low-$30,000 range along with the twin-turbo nearing $50K.