Looks like the new Nissan Z car will give the Supra a run for its money.
Since the Nissan 370Z has been on sale for over ten years now, the wait for a new Nissan Z car to arrive is testing our patience. Nissan still hasn't officially announced plans to revive the Z car for a new generation, but our hype was recently rekindled when a report claimed the 370Z's replacement will be called the 400Z and be revealed within the next year.
Sources claim the 400Z will be powered by an Infiniti-sourced 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 sending around 400 horsepower to the rear wheels through either a Nismo-tuned automatic or a six-speed manual.
This would make the Nissan 400Z more powerful than the Toyota GR Supra, which produces 382 hp from a 3.0-liter turbo inline-six in its most powerful guise. It turns out the Nissan 400Z could have another huge advantage over the Supra, too.
Citing inside sources, Allcarnews claims the Nissan 400Z will have a starting price of less than $40,000, making it more affordable than the GR Supra. For reference, the 2021 Toyota GR Supra starts at $40,000 for the 2.0 model and $49,990 for the more powerful 3.0 version. This perhaps isn't surprising since the Nissan 370Z is also a very affordable sports car, starting at $30,090.
As for the design, the same sources claim the Nissan 400Z will have a retro-inspired design that will look like a modern-day version of the 240Z and Z32-generation 300ZX. As a result, the styling will be a radical departure from Nissan's current V-Motion design language, featuring double halo ring LED lights at the front and a 240Z-style rectangular front grille with a visible intercooler for the twin-turbos.
The rear will also retain the 370Z's fastback design but will apparently be shorter, while the taillights will look sleeker and incorporate LEDs. Inside, the interior will also be extensively upgraded with a new digital dashboard, infotainment system, and some retro touches. Sadly, we don't have a reveal date for the Nissan 400Z yet, but we're hoping the next-generation Z car will break cover sometime this year.