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Not sure how reputable this actually is, but apparently the new Z is delayed until 2023. Kind of interesting that this information is out even though there is barely any information officially released by Nissan about the car. Let's hope this isn't true. Here is the article that is claiming this Nissan 400Z delayed to 2023 – report | CarAdvice
 

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Can’t tell how reputable it is, but sure looks like financial priorities by Nissan. Ugh that’s too far away! And why the teaser, then? Doesn't make sense.
I may settle for the GR Supra 6-spd if that’s an offering. This since I have background tracking an E46 M3. Love that balanced straight six smoothness.

Of course when or if the 400Z eventually comes out, I may jump on that.
 

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This is the original report that everyone is citing.

Nissan is in the midst of an ambitious plan to rebuild the brand, boost profits, plus establish a new generation of products, and key to its turnaround is a successor to the firm’s 370Z sports car. Expected to be revealed towards the end of 2022 and go on sale the following year, the new Z car’s launch will mark 15 years since the current 370Z was introduced, back in 2008.

The Japanese firm’s short-term plan, which goes up to 2023, will see the company focus its efforts on expanding its crossover model range, launch more than eight new electric vehicles and reinvigorate its sports car line-up. At the same time Nissan will reduce its overall product portfolio by 20 per cent, by discontinuing older models or vehicles that are specific to a single region.

The 370Z replacement, rumoured to be called 400Z, will be sold across Nissan’s major markets in North America and China, as well as Europe, in order to maximise profitability. Sports cars make up one per cent of Europe’s total new car sales.


 

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A 2 year gap from when Nissan sent out the teaser seems like a long time. It also seems unlikely that they'll show us a concept since at this point it makes no sense. I was really expecting a shorter gap. Just over 1 year at the most.
 

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I don’t believe this is accurate. There is a Nissan insider that has claimed 9/21 production start. If this was a brand new chassis/car, I could see it being delayed. It’s being built on the current chassis, a current engine and drivetrain so there is no reason it should take that long.
 

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A 2 year gap from when Nissan sent out the teaser seems like a long time. It also seems unlikely that they'll show us a concept since at this point it makes no sense. I was really expecting a shorter gap. Just over 1 year at the most.
Toyota took forever (like 5 years) to bring the new Supra to market after first showing a concept in 2014. I hope Nissan is not following a similar timeline and that the earlier report of production beginning next September still holds. A lot can change in 6 months to a year so we will see.
 

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Toyota took forever (like 5 years) to bring the new Supra to market after first showing a concept in 2014. I hope Nissan is not following a similar timeline and that the earlier report of production beginning next September still holds. A lot can change in 6 months to a year so we will see.
True but the Supra was an all-new car being developed by two companies. The new Z is basically an updated Z34.
 

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Toyota took forever (like 5 years) to bring the new Supra to market after first showing a concept in 2014. I hope Nissan is not following a similar timeline and that the earlier report of production beginning next September still holds. A lot can change in 6 months to a year so we will see.
That concept was wild and far from anything you would see in production. Nissan is already teasing a production spec model.
 

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True but the Supra was an all-new car being developed by two companies. The new Z is basically an updated Z34.
This is the only hope we have. And based on this the Z should be optimized with weight reductions along with the 400hp TT. That will be a great setup until any fancy hybrid/electric future designs!
 

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Given Nissan's dire financial straits, and the slow-moving burgeoning global recession driven by the pandemic, I hope the new Z isn't cancelled outright. It would be fantastic to see the Z continue and I would be one of the first in line to buy one. But, a small-volume niche sports car is not what Nissan needs right now.

But on the other hand, maybe a 'hail Mary' kind of play with a sexy, powerful, reasonably priced sports car (with a manual transmission) might attract some attention to a company many people are giving up for dead?

I sincerely hope Nissan isn't too far gone to save at all anymore. In the past few years the company has been torn apart by political infighting, with the Japanese executives undermining and fighting Carlos Ghosn to keep him from merging the company with Renault. Ironically, that might have been the best chance Nissan had for survival. As information about what happened to Ghosn continues to come out, it increasingly looks exactly like the frame-up whack job Ghosn said it was (as was posted in another thread).
 

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Given Nissan's dire financial straits, and the slow-moving burgeoning global recession driven by the pandemic, I hope the new Z isn't cancelled outright. It would be fantastic to see the Z continue and I would be one of the first in line to buy one. But, a small-volume niche sports car is not what Nissan needs right now.

But on the other hand, maybe a 'hail Mary' kind of play with a sexy, powerful, reasonably priced sports car (with a manual transmission) might attract some attention to a company many people are giving up for dead?

I sincerely hope Nissan isn't too far gone to save at all anymore. In the past few years the company has been torn apart by political infighting, with the Japanese executives undermining and fighting Carlos Ghosn to keep him from merging the company with Renault. Ironically, that might have been the best chance Nissan had for survival. As information about what happened to Ghosn continues to come out, it increasingly looks exactly like the frame-up whack job Ghosn said it was (as was posted in another thread).
I think they'll be able to regroup and get their books in order for the 400Z. I think the Ariya EV is a good sign of things to come from Nissan.
 
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