These days, we can hear opposite stories about the famous sports car, but it looks like the 2019 Nissan Z will remain pretty much unchanged. It all started in the 60’s when the original Z car was launched. Since then, we have seen numerous version of this famous nameplate and most of them became iconic models. There is no doubt that the current generation will go in the same way. Known for its mind-blowing performances, this sports car is competitive on the market even nowadays, when it is close to the 10th anniversary. Someone will say that its design is not so attractive anymore, but no one can argue about its indisputably amazing performances.
Latest reports suggest that the 2019 Z will continue in the same way, featuring same characteristics. If we look beyond the next year, numerous changes are expected in next few years.
2019 Nissan Z design
Despite the fact that the current generation of the famous Z car is present since 2009, it is still a highly competitive model on the market. Although a four-seater, it easily deals with the most of two-seaters that are much younger. The reason is simple. With such excellent design, 2019 Nissan Z will continue to offer amazing weight distribution, along with the excellent aerodynamics. Such combination provides perfect handling, which is one of the key reasons why this car makes such amazing results on track.
When it comes to styling, we don’t expect bigger changes for the next year. This car is probably not the prettiest model in the class but still looks pretty decent, despite its age. The 2019 Nissan Z will feature the same sleek lines, as well as the recognizable front end. On the inside, we don’t expect changes either, although some new standard feature is possible.
2019 Nissan Z engine and performances
The core of the 2019 Nissan Z will be a famous 3.7-liter V6 engine. Although old, this unit still makes a sports car like this competitive. There are two variants of the engine.
For the base model, this unit delivers around 332 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Such amount of power is enough to provide 0-60 sprint in about 5 seconds, while a top speed easily goes over 160.
Furthermore, there is a hi-performance Nismo version, which features the same engine but tuned to 350 horsepower. So, you can count on even more amazing performances. Another impressive thing about this car is that the fuel economy also remains on a pretty decent level, despite such great numbers in terms of power. Even a hi-performance Nismo version returns more than 20 miles per gallon in a combined drive.
2019 Nissan Z release date and price
Since there will be no bigger changes, the 2019 Nissan Z will come in usual time, which means somewhere late in the years. Price should also remain unchanged. So far, the base model was going around 31.000 dollars. Competition is pretty tough. There are models like Audi TT, Mercedes SLC, Alfa Rome 4C, Porsche 718 etc.
2019 Nissan Z future
Despite that the 2019 Nissan Z will come without bigger changes, the new generation is definitely on its way and it is about to come with plenty of amazing things. One of the most interesting things about the new generation is a new engine. There is a new 3.0-liter unit, which should be able to deliver around 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.
A hi-performance Nismo version will be even more impressive, with full 475 horses, if not even more.