Nissan 370Z Replacement to be Unveiled in Tokyo

Nissan 370Z Replacement to be Unveiled in Tokyo

Long-awaited successor to the 370Z to be revealed at upcoming Japanese car show.

An all-new replacement for the Nissan 370Z will finally be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show this coming October, according to reports.

Many of us thought the days of the Z coupe were numbered. After all, it’s been in production since 2009 and hasn’t received much love in terms of updates. Until now…

It seems that Nissan hasn’t given up on the Z-car and is preparing to preview a concept in Tokyo later this year, if a recent report from Car and Driver is accurate.

The all-new Z car will feature edgier styling, including a front end that has been borrowed from the latest GT-R. It will also ride on a shorter wheelbase courtesy of the Infiniti Q60’s FR-L platform.

Most exciting of all, though, is that the new Z will come with a pick of three different powertrains.

The flagship twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 – borrowed from the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport – is said to punch out a very healthy 400-horsepower at 6400 rpm and 350 lb-ft of torque at 1600 rpm. Then there’s the entry-level 3.0-litre V6, generating 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft.

Both of these engines will come with a new seven-speed dual-clutch auto.

The final and most potent engine offering – if it comes to fruition – will be a hybrid concoction, combining the same 3.0-litre V6 with an electric motor capable of producing 160 horses on its own. This hybrid setup could produce more than 500-horsepower!

It’s still not known at present whether a traditional six-speed manual will be offered when the new 370Z goes on sale in 2019.

Prices are expected to start from A$40,000 for the base engine and rise to around A$70,000 for the range-topping hybrid.

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