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At launch the new Nissan 400Z is expected to have specs that include an engine that delivers up to 475 hosepower and 354 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, along with...

New Nissan 400Z Specs:
  • Engine: 4-Cylinder or V6 Twin Turbo (VR30DDTT)
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive
 

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more details on what we can expect
  • 400bhp to the rear wheels
  • a modern infotainment system featuring connected services
  • a digital instrument display
  • advanced driver assistance technology
  • unlikely to be on a bespoke platform (Infiniti Q50/Q60 architecture?)
  • 0-60 time within the 4-second range
  • six-speed manual transmission and optional 7-speed automatic
  • a high performing NISMO version
 

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According to Autocar it's going to have an Infiniti sourced powertrain.

Autocar understands that the 400Z will make use of an Infiniti-sourced powertrain. Shunning the natural aspiration of its recent forebears, the new sports car is tipped to utilise the flagship Q60’s 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6.

This all-aluminium engine is part of the VR family, which also includes a larger 3.8-litre unit used by the Nissan GT-R.

Producing 400bhp in the Q60 (where it’s mated to a four-wheel drive system), the 3.0-litre V6 powers the four-seat coupé from 0-62mph in 5.0sec. Although the 400Z is expected to be rear-wheel drive, its performance should be better than that, given that it will be significantly lighter than the 1825kg Infiniti.

Nissan has experimented with this engine in the 370Z already, fitting it with a manual gearbox and displaying it at the SEMA aftermarket trade show in 2018. The 400Z name also implies this power output, plus the latest prototypes of the new Z car spied testing wore modified 370Z bodywork.

The 370Z appeals firmly to fans of old-school, enthusiast-targeted sports cars, so it’s likely Nissan will want to offer a manual gearbox alongside an automatic. However, rivals such as the Toyota GR Supra and Alpine A110 go without a stick-shift option.
 

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Saw them using the 3.0T a mile away. Nissan always repurposes their engines. And I can't complain as that's a beautiful engine.

I expect them to have something like this:

Base Z:
2.0T 300hp $33k
400zx:
3.0T 400+ Hp 40k

400zx Nismo:
3.0T tuned 475hp 50k
 

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Saw them using the 3.0T a mile away. Nissan always repurposes their engines. And I can't complain as that's a beautiful engine.

I expect them to have something like this:

Base Z:
2.0T 300hp $33k
400zx:
3.0T 400+ Hp 40k

400zx Nismo:
3.0T tuned 475hp 50k
I'd like to see them have a second engine option but I have a feeling that they're just going to use the 3.0 V6.
 

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Does anyone think it will come with a manual?

I do really like the current 6-speed stick int he 370Z. I love the auto-blip on the downshift feature.
 

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Does anyone think it will come with a manual?

I do really like the current 6-speed stick int he 370Z. I love the auto-blip on the downshift feature.
I hope that Nissan does offer a manual, it would help it stand out against the Supra since that has BMWs automatic. But my guess is that they won't because it won't sell enough.
 

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If it’s auto I’m out! Only because I plan to track mine. Auto’s are sluggish for track duty, especially on down shifts. Porsche’s PDK are about the best autos out there IMO but it’s a little off also on down shifts. That’s a $20K OEM transmission. Even the GTR on the track is not without it’s problems eventually. Having it built that can be anywhere from $16K- 24K to handle abuse.
I personally feel the new Z will have a manual no doubt. But it might be the last car ever to have it. The Z manual is a great transmission. Add a good clutch and SS clutch line. Good to go.

Has anyone heard how the Supra’s auto been holding up under heavy use?
 

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If it’s auto I’m out! Only because I plan to track mine. Auto’s are sluggish for track duty, especially on down shifts. Porsche’s PDK are about the best autos out there IMO but it’s a little off also on down shifts. That’s a $20K OEM transmission. Even the GTR on the track is not without it’s problems eventually. Having it built that can be anywhere from $16K- 24K to handle abuse.
I personally feel the new Z will have a manual no doubt. But it might be the last car ever to have it. The Z manual is a great transmission. Add a good clutch and SS clutch line. Good to go.

Has anyone heard how the Supra’s auto been holding up under heavy use?
A worst case scenario might be a 6-speed manual sourced from somewhere different...

BMW?
 
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