Nissan Z Forum - Release Date, Specs, Pricing Discussion banner
1 - 20 of 45 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
432 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
2021 NISMO Z: "The highlight of the new Z-car line-up is set to be a four-wheel-drive Nismo version. Due to arrive in 2021, this is earmarked to run a powered-up version of the turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine with a claimed 475bhp and 451lb ft."

If this is true, then I seriously can't wait!

New Nissan Z sports car to spawn 475bhp V6 Nismo model | Autocar
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
358 Posts
A British Nissan dealer used that same information on their website. Maybe there's some validity to Autocar's report after all?

Nissan's next generation Z car reportedly named the 400Z may receive a 475bhp NISMO version
  • Rumours bubble away about a partnership with Mercedes on the next Z car
  • Autocar receive word that the next gen 'Z car' has been given the green light and will be named the '400Z'
  • 475bhp NISMO version will adapt the Infinity Q60 twin turbo V6 engine
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
432 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
AutoCar is one of the more reputable publications.

But lets forget the publications for a moment because it doesn't take much to connect the dots when you look at basic. Number one, Nissan HAS to source a high output engine from somewhere and what better than the Q60? Its always been like this.

Also, asking for 75hp more from an engine that currently does 400 is quite reasonable.

Anything closer to 450hp will make it less of a NISMO product.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
180 Posts
I can see how that would be good from a selling point. That’s definitely a bigger jump than previous Nismo models. Especially being that they used to cost 10 grand more and only got like 15 or 20 more horsepower. Yes it did have a slightly different suspension and definitely better looking and some interior differences. I personally felt that they never were worth it and we have yet to see the pricing more or less the car as of yet. And even if they can bump the horsepower in what manner are they going to do it will be slightly different turbos, more boost who knows. Just makes me wonder how special it can be that you couldn’t already able to do on what the new 400 with a tune. I do know from past Nismo models they had a little bit more bump of horsepower but never seem to get better numbers on the Dyno when adding aftermarket performance parts because you can only pump so much air through those NA models but this is a whole different ballgame with these twin turbos.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
208 Posts
We've barely heard about the 400Z and already we're talking about a 400Z NISMO?
I think we're all getting ahead of ourselves here.

Although I do want that NISMO!!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
358 Posts
Rumors are coming out of Japan that there will be range-topping 480Z model that will have 480 HP and that a Nismo version would have 500 hp.

(Translated from Japanese)

However, according to the new information obtained this time, the name of "480Z" is given to the strongest model and it demonstrates more than 480ps. It has been rumored that the NISMO version with a maximum output of 500 horsepower will also appear in the previous information, and the relationship with the 480Z will also be noted.

 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
424 Posts
Waiting for this, some of my wish list:

1. Please DON'T overdo the body and aero kits, keep it functional but retain most of the stock profile. No huge wings, taller BRE-style spoiler welcome.
2. Power bump 450+
3. Recaros like offered in the 370Z Nismo with belt slots
4. Data logger
5. Upgraded coilovers and suspension adjustability
6. Stronger clutch
7. Upgraded coolers?
8. Base pricing under $55K, important!!

What do you guys want?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Metal

·
Registered
Joined
·
358 Posts
Waiting for this, some of my wish list:

1. Please DON'T overdo the body and aero kits, keep it functional but retain most of the stock profile. No huge wings, taller BRE-style spoiler welcome.
2. Power bump 450+
3. Recaros like offered in the 370Z Nismo with belt slots
4. Data logger
5. Upgraded coilovers and suspension adjustability
6. Stronger clutch
7. Upgraded coolers?
8. Base pricing under $55K, important!!

What do you guys want?
Upgraded clutch and seats are high on my list too. I'd like to see a unique set of Nismo wheels on the Z. Whether they're lighter or just cosmetic I think it's a needed touch. Maybe something similar to the GT-R Nismo's wheels.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
209 Posts
would like the see the recaro sportsters return. the ones in my NISMO Juke were way better than the seats in my NISMO GTR lol
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
424 Posts
would like the see the recaro sportsters return. the ones in my NISMO Juke were way better than the seats in my NISMO GTR lol
Really? How different are the Juke Recaros compared to the Nismo 370Z's? Mainly support, comfort?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
209 Posts
Really? How different are the Juke Recaros compared to the Nismo 370Z's? Mainly support, comfort?
they look similar but the juke NISMO RS ones had deeper side bolsters. they felt more like a straight aftermarket recaro stuck in the car as that is what it was it was a Recaro Sportster CS reupholstered with NISMO colors. the Z ones had a very similar look especially the backs but you could tell they are more of like a OEM variant. I know some guys in the Z and GTR world tried to make the Juke NISMO RS seats work in their cars but the seat rails were way too high. there might have been a couple people who had rails customized for them to fit. This was the Juke seat RECARO: RECARO - RECARO Sportster CS

the NISMO seats in the US spec GTR like mine are kind of lame. they are just NISMO color OEM GTR black edition seats with alcantara inserts and a recaro badge. the non US spec are top of the line carbon fiber backed $17K Recaro SPX seats. but the US couldnt get them because of some kind of DOT regulation. when I asked nissan why they said the air bag needs to be able to break through the shell or something like that. I bought the reasoning until I saw a Porsche GT3 that had basically the same seat here in the US


here is the seats from my JUKE NISMO RS vs my GTR
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
46 Posts
What I would like to see in the next Nismo Z would be the things that were applied to the 350z chassis. The 370z, was more so a gimmick when it came to the Nismo, where as the 350Z had a spot welded chassis from Autech, as well as functional aero.
I do agree, that some upgraded bolstered aftermarket seats, like the Recaros, should be added, instead of just a different color OEM seat. Another thing that I think would be awesome, would be to see some of the GT-R bits trickle down, such as the brakes. I hope that Nissan provides a real upgrade in the Nismo model over the generic base and package vehicles.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
On the 400 I hope it comes out of the box with a HUD and a nice pedal set up for heel toe, or adjustable pedals for smaller less flexible feet. I would also like to see a 5 point harness bar and attachment points with seats that support and except the belts and are very adjustable. Rev matching with the manual would be awesome or at least something you can toggle on and off. I hope the aftermarket catches up quickly.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
424 Posts
What I would like to see in the next Nismo Z would be the things that were applied to the 350z chassis. The 370z, was more so a gimmick when it came to the Nismo, where as the 350Z had a spot welded chassis from Autech, as well as functional aero.
I do agree, that some upgraded bolstered aftermarket seats, like the Recaros, should be added, instead of just a different color OEM seat. Another thing that I think would be awesome, would be to see some of the GT-R bits trickle down, such as the brakes. I hope that Nissan provides a real upgrade in the Nismo model over the generic base and package vehicles.
I'm still thinking about this. It's most likely the new Nismo Z will come out months after the regular production Zs. But, will it contain enough upgrades e.g. chassis bracing (like was done on 350Z), BBK, >30-50hp power bump, current 370Z's sweet Recaros with harness slots? If details come out that it will be mostly body kit and some interior dressing, then I'd rather get the Sport Z and upgrade myself with components I prefer.

Need solid information here before I do any ordering.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
81 Posts
I get that NISMO has an up-spec race-spec, but I would like to see it get a bit of a 432 vibe.

Something both upgraded to the top of the line, but also distilled to something more elemental, and a bit more of a collector's item, perhaps more limited edition than regular production.

Sports/race seats, ok.. if they are still good and comfortable for longer drives, and not too antithetical to using the car as a driver/touring car.

A bit more power with more effective cooling... that is fine, just as a bit more optimization... such as a lighter flywheel and more precise balance, with slightly upgraded turbos with ceramic bearings for faster response... sort of the enthusiast/gearhead spec.

Forged wheels with 2-piece brake discs to lighten the unsprung and rotational weight would be very good.

Electronically active or magneto-rheological dampers, an e-gear differential... a bit more suspension and traction tech, if it is both effective and reliable, would be interesting...

Maybe also a case to be made for a valved sport exhaust system, like many other cars are getting lately.

Lightweight bodywork would be welcomed, as long as it isn't ultra fragile or too expensive to repair or replace, because this would be the car to keep, and repair if ever damaged... and shoudn't have to be a garage queen in order to last.

A mild aero-kit perhaps, but not all slats, spoilers, and ducts to try to show off as a factory race car... if it looks more boy-racer ridiculous than standard, and not a clean design... that hurts the special edition/collectability aspect, and one may as well just get the ST package, and modify it with the things I mentioned above.

If the car starts at 35K... this should be doable with a profit margin, for 20 grand or less... putting the MSRP at 55K or less, which S30R32 mentioned. That would take the top of the line Z35 right into Supra 3.0's base price.

Keep in mind this is not retail price modification, where you take off parts that were purchased as part of the car, and put on retail price parts aftermarket. This is baked into the car from the production and supplier level. the retail markup is the MSRP or invoice price. You don't put on base wheels to replace them with forged ones... the forged ones go on in the first place.
 

·
Registered
2013 Camaro SS - 1LE
Joined
·
67 Posts
Beefed up 6-speed with CSC elimination from factory would be nice lol. Stronger clutch for sure, along with stronger axles, stiffer springs, mag shocks, and HUD would all be welcome. And of course, more power.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
208 Posts
Hey folks:

I'm curious what you're realistically like to see in a NISMO Z model?

How much bigger are the rims? How much wider/stickier the tires?
Exhaust
Aero kit
Custom seats?
How much more power?

Anything else really unique?
 
1 - 20 of 45 Posts
Top