Nissan is gearing up to launch a new Z-car that is reportedly aiming to prove its superiority in the range of powertrains. Spoilers reveal that car enthusiasts may witness the debut of the new generation Z concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show and will challenge its German rivals.
The upcoming new Z-car will come out as a superior powertrain with low-slung coupe image. It will not carry the same retro design of the original Z-car but will now have a swank edition of the Nissan's Vmotion 2.0 concept introduced in the recently concluded North American International Auto Show held in Detroit.
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The new Z-car will take on a similar FR-L platform found in the Infinity Q60 Red Sport. It is expected to make 400 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 350 pound-foot of torque at 1,600 rpm with its twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter V6 engine. It also has a seven-speed automatic transmission to manipulate the rear wheels.
Considering these specs, it appears that Nissan is preparing the new flagship to challenge the German supercars. The new Z-car will most likely compete with its rivals BMW M2 and Porsche 718 Boxster S, Car and Driver reported.
Furthermore, spoilers reveal that Nissan is also working on a hybrid version of the new Z. However, this upgraded concept is still in the working table so it might come out on a later schedule.
Sources told the publication that the hybrid version of the new Z will sport the V6 engine plus an electric motor that will enable the upgraded Z-car to make 500 horsepower. If this is true, then the gasoline-electric version of the upgraded Z-car will be the most powerful model of its kind.
The new Z is speculated to be released sometime in 2019. It is also predicted to carry a $30,000 price tag.
The 45th Tokyo Motor Show will open its doors on October 27 and will end on November 5. Mark your calendars and check out for more updates from us soon!