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Happy with it too considering the amount of spin the Z had, the 9AT seems to be really good!
Little disappointed with the price points, and the vast difference between the 2 main trims available.

Supra 3.0 - $52,915
Supra 3.0 Premium - $56,065

Nissan Z Sport - $41,015
Nissan Z Performance - $51,015
Nissan Z Proto Spec (240 made) - $54,015

Sport is a decent buy but it's missing the LSD.
Assuming a Nismo comes out eventually, that would put it at a crazy price point, unless the Nismo has a drastic difference.

after seeing the prices and hoping the NISMO isnt just a bodykit wheels and 20hp.....im assuming we are looking at a car atleast $64,990
 

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Happy May 16th


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Today is the day Nissan has lifted the embargo on initial reviews of the new Z!

A collection of reviews will be posted here as they arrive
Happy May 16th


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Today is the day Nissan has lifted the embargo on initial reviews of the new Z!

A collection of reviews will be posted here as they arrive
Thanks for doing this my friend. Looking forward to digging in and seeing what the opinions are.
 

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Here's some more reviews/videos I've seen.

TFL



Car and Driver

It's easy to like the new Z, but it's too early to say we've completely fallen for it. It certainly seems worthy of love: Its 400-hp V-6 has our undivided attention, and it's a more refined and livable daily driver than the 370Z. But accolades don't always translate into sales success, and vicious competition means we won't know if it's true love until we compare the Z to its enemies.


Driving.ca

The new Z is not quite the bargain the 240Z was when it came out, nor is it quite the cutting-edge powerhouse the 300ZX was in its day. Instead, it’s a sort of blend of Nissan Z greatest hits, a sprinkling of sports-car magic from various generations.

Precisely because it is not trying to be a car of its moment, the Z manages to pull off the hardest trick of them all. It arrives already a classic, a brand-new sports car of the old school. You can keep your space wizards with silly names. The Z arrives like Toshiro Mifune stalking into a village, battle-tempered and leonine. Aging, yes, but still carrying steel.



Top Gear

The last Nissan Z before electrification inevitably gets involved in the powertrain, and it’s the best one yet. Just the right amount of power to make it fast, not so overburdened that you can rely on high horsepower to drag you back into the game on the next straight, playful handling rather than overly-hard track-biased nonsense. It’s a back to basics feeling without a back to basics cabin, pitched well (in the US) and tremendous value for money.

It’s also got a handy duality in that it’d be a compact but useable daily driver or GT, but when you got somewhere interesting, enough dynamic breadth to have some fun. Yes, there are things we’d change, but it almost feels like Nissan has left some headroom for tweaks in the car itself, according to your taste. So for Europe we’d take a tiny bit of the squidge out of the suspension and make it turn in a little faster, rifle-bolt the already sweet gearshift action on the manual, tweak the turbos and make it sound a bit more fruity. But it’s a lovely thing straight out of the box - just a shame that emissions and efficiency mean it won’t be coming to Europe.


 

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without reading AT ALL because I’m a lazy piece of shit. Do they think orders will arrive fall or just the first run from Nissan?
This is all the article says.

When Can I Get One?
The Z was supposed to be on sale this spring, but delays seem to be an inevitable part of 2022. The Nikkei reported last month that Nissan production in Japan has plunged 44% in Q2 due to semiconductor shortages, but this won’t hold back Nissan’s “A to Z” product offensive for very long.

Expect the A (for Ariya) and Z, both built in the same factory at Tochigi, to arrive this fall.
 

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Kirk Kreifels released his review of the Z today.
Does the MT car have the same suite of safety features as the AT? If it doesn't, the bulk around the rear view mirror that he complains about (and I share his displeasure there) may be less - as is the case with the twins.

Edit: to answer my own question, yes it does, but if you are shorter than 6'1" (see Topher POV video) it's not too obstructive of outward visibility.
 

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MotoManTV just dropped his take on the Z in this 12-minute long video.
MotoMan finally drives the 400 HP 2023 Nissan Z and learns more about the seventh generation of @Nissan USA Z Car . . . it is a mix of a little bit old, a little bit new which translates to the Nissan Z retaining a very Z Car feel while delivering a solid sports car, at a prudent price without the help of another OEM.
 
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