Nissan revealed Thursday it plans to launch the production version of its upcoming Z sports car in New York on August 17. The car, which we've already seen in prototype form, is expected to have a twin-turbo V-6 power plant, a manual transmission, and send power to the rear wheels.
The company did not release any additional details about the Z other than its reveal date, though we already know a good deal of what to expect. The engine, likely a version of the power plant currently found in the Infiniti Q60, will make more than 332 horsepower; we're expecting a number closer to 400. Like the prototype, we expect the production Z to retain its rear-drive layout. It'll have a manual transmission as standard, with an available automatic with paddle shifters.
Looks-wise, we have a good idea of what we think we'll be seeing in New York. Back in March 2021, a collection of photos and videos of what were likely two production-spec Nissan Zs leaked onto the internet, showing off all of the subtle changes made from the prototype. Expect the production Z to look largely like the concept, save for some light modifications to the grille, the rear end, and the interior.
What sorts of things are you hoping to see in the production Nissan Z? Do you want a convertible version? Or maybe a version without turbos? We'd love to see a high-performance Nismo variant debut alongside the standard car. Let us know in the comments below.
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