Nissan showed a new sports car in the videoMay 29, 2020
As part of a large press conference at which Nissan announced a restructuring and announced a number of new models, a video was shown showing the successor to the 370Z sports car.
Judging by the video, the future replacement of the Nissan 370Z will have the features of the classic Datsun 240Z coupe of the 1970s model. Under the hood of the novelty, there will be a 400-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 with two turbochargers and two transmissions to choose from: a 9-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission. It is assumed that the new two-door will be named 400Z and will be technically close to the Infiniti Q60.
It is possible that the sports car will be based on a modernized FM platform with a double wishbone front and multi-link rear. But all-wheel drive with an electro-hydraulic clutch for connecting the front axle will be the prerogative of the version with the Nismo attachment. Such versions will also receive a more powerful unit, which will produce not 400, but 470 hp. power and 600 Nm of torque
It is worth noting that earlier on the Web there was talk of the prospect of replacing the outdated Nissan 370Z sports car thanks to a variety of evidence, including spy shots of prototypes, the “Z” trademark logo, and even statements from Nissan Brass. However, one implementation of the development program, it seems, will not be enough for the new Z model to finally enter the market, especially if management decides that such a car goes against their efforts to “nurture a green, environmentally friendly brand,” or if it requires more financial investment than Nissan can give. Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of global design at Nissan, alluded to this, who said during an interview in 2018 that he would not disclose the company’s plans.
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