Nissan Z 400-HP 2023 is Putting the Toyota Supra on Notice

August 26, 2021
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The Nissan Z is building on a much-modified version of the present FM platform and it rides on a similar 100.4-inch wheelbase as the outgoing 370Z. It will also use the VR30DDTT V-6 from the Infiniti Red Sport 400 models. It creates 400 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 350 pound-feet of torque from 1600 to 5200 rpm. The 3.0-liter has features that include direct injection and variable valve timing. The vehicle runs up to 14.7 psi of boost. Then the manual models will get a carbon-fiber driveshaft. In addition to the EXEDY performance clutch. Also, automated rev-matching on downshifts. The Zs with the nine-speed automatic has aluminum paddle shifters and the available launch control.

Shorter and Light Vehicle

The Nissan Z is a full foot shorter than the Q60. It is hundreds of pounds lighter. Moreover, it should pester the Toyota Supra 3.0 (zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds) even with its base Sport trim.

There are really no distinct options with the three trims. The entry-level model is the Z Sport. However, it is not a taken-out husk building that is entirely out to promote the $40,000 price point. The Z Performance models do add some interior upgrades. These include heated leather seats and an eight-speaker Bose stereo system. It offers more than the Sport’s audio structure. Yet most of the package does contain an actual performance gear: stiffer suspension, a limited-slip differential, and muscular brakes. Though upfront, there are four-piston calipers that do grip 14.0-inch rotors, while the 13.8-inch rear rotors are squeezing by two-piston calipers.

Wheels for Nissan Z

Moreover, the Performance does replace the Sport’s 18-inch wheels with lightweight 19-inch forged Rays wheels wearing what is calling staggering Bridgestone Potenza S007 tires, 255s up front and 275s on the rear. Besides the distinct wheels and red-painted brake calipers, the Performance trim is aesthetically distinguishing by front and rear spoilers and dual exhaust.

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