Enthusiasts of Nissan’s Z-cars will be pleased to know that the anxiously-anticipated redesign will be previewed in the fall when the next-generation concept appears at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Citing Japanese magazine Best Car, Car and Driver says that the new Z concept is expect to retain the proportions of the current model but feature more aggressive styling borrowed from the recently updated GT-R. The Z will also reportedly be underpinned by the Infiniti Q60 FR-L platform, resulting in a shorter wheelbase.
Three powertrain options are expected to be offered. The base model will be equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 that generates 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft and torque. A hybrid variation with the same engine coupled with a dual-clutch gearbox and electric motor is also on the way, producing total output which could approach 500 horsepower. At the top end, the flagship will likely include the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 found in the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport and offer 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
Expect the production version of the Z to be available by 2019, with pricing starting in the low the 30’s.
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