Nissan’s latest sports car packs a 400-horsepower wallop. Look for it to take on Toyota’s Supra in the market, but with an updated look that dates back decades ago.
Manufacturers are releasing new versions of old favorites like the Toyota Supra, Honda Civic Type R and Subaru BRZ. The release date for Nissan’s 2023 Z hasn’t been announced yet but it will give sports car enthusiasts another option when they go on sale next spring.
The seventh generation of Nissan’s Z car is not just a ride for the zealous driver. It has been designed to be approachable and familiar, with modern styling cues that make it seem classic as well — something we can all enjoy driving on our daily commute or when taking in some automotive culture at an upcoming event like Art Basel Miami Beach.
The large, squared-off grille opening is impossible to miss but still integrates nicely with the rest of the bodywork. The color insert on this model makes it more noticeable than last year’s Z Proto concept since there are no other features that make its texture stand out from a distance.
The 2023 Z will be offered in three monotone colors: Black Diamond Metallic, Gun Metalli and Rosewood Metallic. In addition to these options, six two-tone schemes are available that pair a range of hues with black roof for some ocular zing. The various two-tone color choices include Brilliant Silver, Boulder Gray, Seiran Blue Ikazuchi Yellow and Passion Red TriCoat as well as Everest White Pearl Tricoat which perfectly balances the white tone on top while adding a hint of deep red along the bottom when shining onto different surfaces like concrete or wood floors during daytime hours.
The 2023 Z is around 80% new! It has a retuned chassis and modern powertrains to make sure you have the smoothest ride possible. Expect updated geometry for better stability, even when turning corners at high speeds.
Nissan understands that they have to make the GTR lighter, so their engineers made changes in the suspension and braking system. The larger-diameter monotube shocks will help improve ride quality on uneven surfaces, while a strut tower brace is standard equipment for better stability during hard driving. 19 inch forged Rays wheels with Bridgestone Potenza S007 tires are also included on all trims of this vehicle because you deserve nothing less than perfection when it comes time to buy your next car!
The Nissan Z’s cozy, two-seat interior is as new as its bodywork–even if it looks like there are a few carryover components (we see you, door handles). Three color schemes come standard. You can opt for black or red interiors with blue accents on the gauges and steering wheel; alternatively choose either of those colors in conjunction with silver trim to mimic that vintage feel.
The interior of the car is a throwback to old-school, but modern technology has been making its way into cars more and more. The infotainment system in this vehicle provides two 8″ touchscreens with Apple Car Play or Android Auto that can be updated wirelessly through the 12.3″ digital cluster for navigation on bigger screens than your smartphone’s screen would provide (especially if you have an iPhone).
A modernized Nissan Z car moves into the 21st century with a whole lot of technology. Push-button start, adaptive cruise control and automatic dimming mirrors are just some of many features that come standard without any added costs!
All the standard safety features in a sports car are packed into this vehicle. You’ll get blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and more to keep you safe on every drive!
The Zplus has more than just horsepower. It also comes with two 12-volt power outlets and a pair of USB ports to charge your devices, one Type A and the newer Type C port for plugging in all those new smartphones you’re going to buy this year. What’s really cool is that it offers manually adjustable seats or if you want something fancy like me then get yourself some electric buckets!
Ahead of the firewall, just one engine is offered: a powerful 3.0-liter Twin Turbo V6 borrowed from Infiniti’s Q50 and Q60 Red Sport 400 models that delivers plenty of substance to match all that style. This unit gives drivers as much power at 400 hp while also delivering 350 lb ft torque – meaning it will reduce this car’s 0-to-60 mph time by around 15%. Similar in performance with Toyota Supra six cylindars
With a close-ratio six-speed manual standard, drivers can experience the thrill of dropping gears like pros thanks to SynchroRev Match. The higher level Performance model also features an Exedy high performance clutch and carbon fiber driveshaft for even more exhilarating driving – plus it has limited slip differential!
The new Z is a high-performance sports car that will soon be available to purchase. The Nissan Z has two different trim levels: Sport and Performance, with both being offered in limited quantities of 240 units each for the special edition Proto Spec model (with yellow accents). Pricing information isn’t known yet but you can expect it start around $40,000.