Despite Nissan’s efforts to be details of its new Z car under wraps, there’s been a lot of leaks. Now an insider has published a host of details about the car, including that its real name is just Z and it will be priced at $34,995.
Someone who claims to have insider information over at 400Z Forums is publishing all kinds of goodies. Starting with the fact the car will be named Nissan Z globally, but in Japan it will be marketed as Fairlady Z. This deviates from previous rumors that the car will be marketed as the 400Z, but does align with the fact Nissan called the concept the Z Proto.
While the car won’t have “400” in its name, it will still have as much power. The source confirms the new Z car will feature the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 from the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport. This engine will generate 400 horsepower in the Z, but the insider isn’t sure of the final torque figure just yet. In the Infiniti the engine can churn out 350 pound-feet. The engine will be paired to the same six-speed manual gearbox found in the 370Z or a nine-speed automatic procured from Mercedes-Benz.
Although this Z is a big enhancement over the aging 370Z, the price is staying quite attainable. The source says the car will start at $34,995. Nissan will offer two mid-level trim packages, known as the Type S and Type T for $5,000 each. Type S adds goodies such as Brembo brakes, additional cooling and thicker sway bars. Type T adds more luxury features, such as leather seating, heated and cooled seats, adaptive cruise control and more.
The Type ST will bookend the top of the Nissan Z lineup. The ST will be about $10,000 and give buyers everything found in the Type S and T packages.
As always, when it comes to unnamed sources, information should be taken with a grain of salt. Nonetheless, this information largely aligns with information from other sources.