The new Z car will be revealed in New York City.
Nissan's latest Z car has been a long time coming. For all its charisma, the 370Z has overstayed its visit and is in need of a replacement. The Z Proto Concept gave us a realistic look at what the production Nissan Z will look like but despite numerous other leaks and details filtering through, Nissan had yet to confirm when we'd actually see the finished product. Towards the end of last month, rumors suggested that we'd see the new Nissan Z in November but the good news is that the reveal will happen before this. Nissan has confirmed - officially - that the car will be revealed in New York City on August 17.
That means that there are just over two months to go before we can finally set eyes on the Toyota Supra rival. Nissan also shared what it called a teaser but this is little more than a photo and an eight-second animation of the Nissan Z logo on a black background with the reveal date below it. We can't actually see any part of the car itself. Then again, we do have an idea of the differences between the Z Proto Concept and the production Nissan Z based on a recent spy video. In it, we can see a new two-piece split grille design that is a bit less jarring than the large rectangular grille seen on the concept.
Other than that change, we don't expect the production Nissan Z - initially believed to be called the 400Z - to differ from the Z Proto Concept significantly. The same muscular profile, headlights, and dual-exit tailpipes should all be there. Rumors indicate that the new Nissan Z will start at under $35,000 and that it will be powered by a twin-turbo V6 powerplant with 400 horsepower. Both a six-speed manual gearbox and a nine-speed automatic should be available. All of these details should be confirmed in August when the new Nissan Z is finally revealed in all its glory.