Launching any new model is an expensive process and sports cars like the 370Z aren’t exactly big money makers. They’re low on the priority list but still carry a certain status. Nissan’s line of Z-cars dates back six generations to the 1970 model year. Even though the 400Z’s arrival is long overdue, it’s a cause for celebration it’s even happening at all.
Nissan confirmed to CarBuzz it’ll come powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 paired to either a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission. The exact engine and displacement were not revealed, but we highly suspect it’ll be the same 3.0-liter mill from the Infiniti Q50 and Q60, so around 400 horsepower. If so, the new Z-car would outperform its expected arch-rival, the Toyota Supra.