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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
 

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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.
 

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Wow if this is true I'll hold out for the Nismo. I have a 5.0 and a g37x I chose the mustang over a 370 because I had the same engine in my Infiniti.

I remember reports from months back mentioning awd and referring to the Nismo Z as a baby skyline. It makes total sense too with the car being built on the q50/q60 platform. The camo cars look larger and maybe the car in Arizona with the huge wheel gap is an awd car? Who knows, but I also have a thing for awd cars. With the mustang already in my garage, I'd prefer an awd Z. Even more excited for the new Z now. It might come down to either a Z or gr86 for me in a few years, but if the Nismo is awd I may have to pony up.
In a way it can be like what the GTS-T was to the GT-R back when it was a Japan-only model.
Also with an R36 around the corner, Nissan doesn't have to worry about stepping on the R35's toes too much.
 

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Two things I'm liking here, March 2022 reveal, full specs I hope, and the GT4 campaign, certainly will trickle down to the Nismo, suspension setup, tires, power, etc. I hope Best Car Web is accurate enough on these details.
I hope so too. At least timing lines up to make a Tokyo Auto Salon believable and highly possible. It not, it can't be too much longer out from that. Till then we'll have to keep an eye out for NISMO Z prototypes because we've already seen some of the lower trim Z and yet no full production model reveal yet.
 

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when I ran my350z.com.... I met this guy down in FL on the forum. he was pretty wealthy and had some importing connections. he was also like a NISMO fanatic and we got to be friends talking Zs. he bought the authentic S2 kit for his roadster direct from NISMO Japan. he kept it about 6 months and eventually went to a whole different front end ( veilside or something I cant remember) but i bought it from him for like $1500??. but yeah it was the authentic one with the metal badge and everything. It had the painted canards but I also bought carbon canards ( I guess the ones made for the dime a dozen replicas out there) and ran those for a while too. View attachment 1942
Japanese automakers did so well with factory modifications back in the 90's and 00's. I wonder if NISMO will do anything special this time around. TRD came out with a nice line of parts for the MKV Supra, but nothing like what they did for the MKIV Supra...
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We all assuming the Nismo version is a tuned VR30DDTT. But what if it’s a baby VR38DETT a.k.a VR30DETT? Remember, it’s been called baby Godzilla
I remember reading rumors about that a while back and hope it actually happens.

"As soon as images of the Nissan Proto-Z started circulating the media, many fans wondered if there would be a NISMO version of the rear-wheel-drive coupe. It appears, the answer is yes. More importantly, some information leaked regarding the powertrain of the future NISMO 400Z. By now, we are almost certain, the 400Z will use the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 from the Infiniti Redsport models.

That said, some information leaked that NISMO will be using a different but familiar engine in the NISMO 400Z. We also happen to know that it will have the same V-6 twin-turbo setup. With this in mind, there is only one engine that comes to mind. It appears NISMO will realize every JDM fan boy’s wet dream. Nissan’s motorsport division will put the current GTR’s engine in the smaller rear-wheel-drive coupe. This means that, as soon as 2022, you might be able to get a car, powered by Godzilla’s engine, mated to a manual gearbox.

The VR38 unit could also get direct injection, like its smaller brother, the VR30DDTT, found in Infiniti’s models. We are expecting the engine to be de-tuned since the 400Z is much smaller and rear-wheel-drive only. In addition, we don’t know how much power the stock manual gearbox can take, should you choose to go for it, instead of the Mercedes-sourced automatic. In any case, we are expecting at least 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts) and 442 pound-feet (600 Nm) from the next NISMO Z."


BUT it turned out to be an April fools joke...

"One last thing. Happy April’s Fool! We hope you enjoyed the article. Frankly, I really want Nissan to make something like a GTR-powered Z-car that can also be had with a manual gearbox. Sadly, there’s no indication of it happening any time soon. With that being said, carmakers nowadays are quite secretive about what they are really up to, so you never know."
 
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