Lovers of the iconic sports car definitely don’t have too much patience for the successor for the 370Z. The current generation has been around for way too long and Nissan definitely needs updates to remain competitive. At this point, it looks like the Japanese manufacturer has finally started with the development of the new model. It is expected to be unveiled in 2021, according to rumors. For this occasion, we will call it 2021 Nissan Z.
At this point, details about the 2021 Nissan Z are still unavailable. We can only speculate at this point. According to rumors, we will see not just a new design but also changes in terms of size. Of course, a new engine is expected.
2021 Nissan Z Redesign
When it comes to the base design characteristics, there’s no doubt that the 2021 Nissan Z will continue with the same philosophy. In practice, this means a light and maneuverable sports car with RWD layout. According to some reports, we might see changes in size. More precisely, there is a chance to see 2021 Nissan Z with smaller dimensions. Either it comes smaller or not, we count on completely new aesthetics.
The current generation has been around for too long. It has been launched in 2009 and it seems outdated in many ways, particularly in terms of aesthetics. Of course, the new model will be adapted to the brand’s latest design language. We count on the latest iteration of the brand’s new design language. At this point, we still don’t know if the new model will be also offered in two body styles, considering that the roadster has been discontinued.
Of course, it’s way too early to talk about details in this aspect. We can only presume that the overall layout will remain the same, which means you may count on a typical 2-seat cabin configuration. The thing with the 2021 Nissan Z is that we have pretty big expectations in terms of interior quality. The current model isn’t particularly great in this aspect. Moreover, most competitors feature much more upscale cabins, full of hi-quality materials. On the other side, the current 370Z relies mostly on hard plastics. Therefore, we expect from the new 2021 Nissan Z to be designed in a much better way, with more attractive dashboard design, finer materials and improvements in other aspects. Of course, lots of new tech goodies are expected as well.
2021 Nissan 400Z
According to most reports, the new generation will come as the 2021 Nissan 400Z. In the past, the number was always referring to the engine size. Therefore, you would presume that the new model will feature a 4.0-liter engine. However, we might see an exception at this time. Some sources suggest that the “400” will actually be the number of horsepowers. The 2021 Nissan Z is expected to come with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, which delivers around 400 horsepower. It is the same engine you can find in models like Infiniti Q50 and Q60. The only problem with this naming policy is how the Nismo version would be called, considering that it should feature notably more power. Therefore, take these rumors with a reserve.
2021 Nissan Z Release Date and Price
The new Z Car is still in the early stage of development, so it’s hard to talk about details like launch date and price. Still, many reports suggest the new model could arrive already in 2021. When it comes to the price, the current model starts at around 30.000 dollars, but we might see some changes after the redesign.