Here's hoping there won't be too much price gouging.
It was back in August of last year when the new Nissan Z was finally revealed to the world after what felt like an eternity of teasers and rumors. In the time since, we've been getting little tidbits of information regarding color options and even rumors surrounding the price of the new sports car. Last we heard, the rumors doing the rounds claimed that the Nissan Z would undercut even the base Toyota GR Supra by around $3,000. Now that the embargo has lifted and driving impressions can be published, Nissan has also allowed pricing to be revealed, and the news is rather good.
Rumors suggested that the cheapest Nissan Z would start at around $40,000 for the base model, and it turns out that this was accurate. In fact, the cheapest Nissan Z starts at $39,990, which is a considerable $3,500 less than a four-cylinder Supra. And with 400 horsepower from its twin-turbo V6, the new Z also makes more power than the 382-hp BMW-sourced straight-six turbo in the Toyota. But what about the Z Performance model and the limited (to 240 units) Proto Spec? Well, these are a little pricier costing $49,990 and $52,990, respectively. All models carry an additional destination fee of $1,025.
By comparison, the GR Supra's 2.0-liter variant will cost you $43,290, the entry-level 3.0-liter straight-six costs $51,640, and the 3.0 Premium costs $54,796. Finally, the limited (to 600 units) A91-CF Edition costs $63,280.
The Nissan Z has clearly been very well priced and will surely be highly popular with enthusiasts all over the country, but since the car is so affordable, we highly recommend that you opt for the Performance version. It's got the handling and braking capabilities you need in a car with 400 hp, and it just looks so much cooler.