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2022 Nissan 400Z Will Debut August 17 in Production Form

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 2 days ago Connor Hoffman
a close up of a car: Nissan's new Z sports car will be powered by a twin-turbo V-6 with a standard six-speed manual, and soon we'll see the version you can actually buy. © Michael Simari - Car and Driver Nissan's new Z sports car will be powered by a twin-turbo V-6 with a standard six-speed manual, and soon we'll see the version you can actually buy.
  • The production version of the new Nissan Z, likely called the 400Z, will debut on August 17, 2021.
  • It'll be powered by a twin-turbo V-6 engine, and we'll know all the performance specs at the reveal. It should make around 400 horsepower.
  • The 2022 400Z is expected to arrive by the end of the year starting at around $40,000.

Nissan revealed the Z Proto (pictured) last fall as a production-intent prototype. That car was meant to give us an idea of what'll be sold in the States, likely as the 400Z. Nearly a year after it showed the prototype car, Nissan will finally reveal the production version of the new Z on August 17, 2021.


Gallery: Genesis Coupe Rendering (motor1.com)

Images of what appear to be the production car have already leaked, and they showed that it won't be far off from the Z Proto we saw last fall. The cars, finished in dark gray and silver, had chrome trim integrated into the grille, slightly larger headlights, different wheels, and a rear decklid spoiler. The Z badge on the C-pillar will also make it to production.

The new Z will use a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, and although Nissan hasn't said anything about its output, we expect it to offer around 400 horsepower. It's a modified version of the engine found in the Infiniti Q50 and Q60. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but there's also an optional automatic gearbox.

We'll know the full details in a few months, including all the performance specs, which should create a compelling matchup against the 382-hp Toyota Supra. The 2022 Nissan 400Z should be on sale by the end of the year starting at around $40,000.

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