Nissan is working on the successor of the 370Z: four-wheel drive, V6, and more than 400 hpMarch 20, 2018
Nissan 370Z – the model is fast, brisk and quite rare. It has been produced for almost 10 years, and the company has not been in a hurry to release its new generation for a long time, probably because it requires substantial investments. Instead, Nissan was limited to facelifts and special versions, but there was very intriguing information that soon Nissan will introduce a new model that will become the successor of 370Z.
According to the British portal Autocar, the successor of 370Z is already being developed, and next year the company is going to present it at the auto show in Los Angeles. The car will be built on the basis of the Infiniti Q60 chassis, and will receive a nameplate 400Z.
Under the hood of the 400Z there will be a bi-turbo V6 with a payback of around 400 horsepower. If this information is confirmed, then Nissan will not even have to develop a new engine, because the brand can install under the hood of the 400Z aluminum turbo engine from the Q60 – the unit with the index VR30DDTT, which develops just 400 horsepower and 475 Nm of torque. The motor has a geometry of 86.0 x 86.0 millimeters, the compression ratio is 10.3.1, the weight is 194.8 kilograms. In addition, the engine is equipped with a variable valve timing system. As a gearbox, you can use the classic six-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission Jatco.
But this is not going to limit Nissan: in 2021 there will be a charged version of the model, which will receive a 475-horsepower engine with four-wheel drive transmission. The car in the Nismo version will be positioned as the “younger brother” of the ultimate GT-R coupe.
Without any doubt, we can assume that the 400Z will compete with the new Toyota Supra and BMW Z4, as well as the successor to the Honda S2000, if the company still decides to do it.
Nothing surprising in that Nissan wants to change the Z370, no. Last year, the brand sold in the US market only 4,614 vehicles of this model, against 5,913 cars a year earlier and 7,391 units in 2015. In the European market, Nissan sold last year 894 copies of 370Z.