For now, the Supra has nothing to worry about.
Ever since Nissan teased a new Z car to eventually replace the aging 370Z Coupe, we've been eagerly anticipating the details of this future Toyota Supra rival. Expected to be called the 400Z, a new report by Auto Express indicates that Nissan's new sports car will likely only be revealed late in 2022, with sales to begin in 2023.
That's further away than most would have hoped and means that 15 years would have passed since the 370Z was launched. In automotive terms, that's an eternity, but perhaps it's no surprise as the GT-R is entering its 13th year of production.
The report further confirms earlier rumors that the 400Z won't make use of hybrid power, but will rely instead on a twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing in the region of 400 horsepower. This powerplant is already found in Infiniti models like the Q50 and Q60 Red Sport 400. That would be a healthy power increase over the naturally aspirated 370Z's V6.
Style-wise, we've already seen renders of the 400Z based on Nissan's teaser video. The latest one, shared by jpeg.jordann on Instagram, is even clearer, showing the 400Z in retina-shattering orange and making it look as though it appears as part of an official brochure.
Although the proportions are similar to the muscular 370Z, the details are quite different. There is a much larger front grille but the headlights are smaller and simpler than those on the current car. A less rounded rear end features a blacked-out section between the taillight clusters and larger dual exhaust outlets. From this angle, it's reminiscent of a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.
We'd say that the front appears cleaner but a bit less masculine than the current 370Z. Along the sides, it's similar to the current car but the render artist has incorporated a much more subtle door handle that sits flush with the body. Darkened A-pillars create a stylish floating roof effect. Hopefully, it'll be just as engaging to drive as the 370Z, but we sure do hope it'll be more comfortable, too.