Good luck finding a new one.
It's actually pretty incredible the Nissan 370Z was sold relatively unchanged for a dozen years, but its time has come. Only a few days ago we checked out the Z Proto in the flesh, a near production-ready concept of the upcoming 400Z successor, and we were impressed by what we saw. But what if you're looking anxious for a deal on an outgoing 2020 370Z (there is no 2021 model)?
If you haven't already made a purchase you could be out of luck. CarsDirect examined Nissan's current nationwide inventory data and, despite the fact it's still being advertised on the company's website, new 370Zs are nowhere to be found.
This could explain why a mere 28 units were sold in the first quarter of this year - a 95 percent drop compared to the same time last year. In other words, nationwide 370Z inventory is practically zero. Does this mean production has officially ended? A Nissan spokesperson refused to comment on the matter, but the writing is on the wall.
The 370Z's long life can partially be attributed to Nissan's financial troubles. It was only a couple of years ago when the Japanese automaker's then-CEO, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested and subsequently fired after being charged with underreporting his income and other financial wrongdoing, which he continues to deny.
Launching any new model is an expensive process and sports cars like the 370Z aren't exactly big money makers. They're low on the priority list but still carry a certain status. Nissan's line of Z-cars dates back six generations to the 1970 model year. Even though the 400Z's arrival is long overdue, it's a cause for celebration it's even happening at all.
Nissan confirmed to CarBuzz it'll come powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 paired to either a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission. The exact engine and displacement were not revealed, but we highly suspect it'll be the same 3.0-liter mill from the Infiniti Q50 and Q60, so around 400 horsepower. If so, the new Z-car would outperform its expected arch-rival, the Toyota Supra.