Nissan company is currently developing a new sports car that will become the ideological successor to the current 370Z coupe. It will possibly get a different name, a different body type and a brand new power plant.
The new sports car from Nissan is the following link in the series of coupes with a Z-index, whose production started in 1969, and will be probably named the Z35. It needs to become lighter, faster and cheaper, and to make progress on the issue of fuel economy, before it hits the road.
2017 Nissan 370Z release date
The updated model for the 2016 model year has just become available for preorder, whilst the redesigned model will be shown at the end of 2016. The completely new car will be available to order until mid-2017.
Release date: mid 2017
2017 Nissan 370Z price
The price of the updated model promises to decrease slightly, but not by much. The expected price is $40,000
2017 Nissan 370Z concept prototype
The Nissan company brought the prototype of the new Z successor to the Chicago Auto Show in February 2015. When creating the concept, developers aimed to study the reaction of potential customers to the introduction of the production model of the new more powerful coupe. According to representatives of the company the new 2017 Nissan 370Z aims to become an outstanding representative of Z line sports cars.
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2017 Nissan 370Z video review
2017 Nissan Nismo 370Z turned into a Targa
The Nismo company, an independent unit, is at the same time inextricably linked with the automaker Nissan, as it serves as its tuning studio. Introduced in 2013, the Nissan 370Z Nismo model was distinguished by its impressive list of equipment. In general, the 370Z model is available in different versions. The roadster version of the sports car is equipped with the 332-hp V6 engine.
The convertible roof folds automatically in twenty seconds. In its basic configuration the car is equipped with aluminum 18 inch wheels and optional 19-inch rims. Xenon headlights in the shape of boomerangs are complemented by LED daytime running lights. Depending on the modification, the 370Z comes equipped with manual or power seats in the cabin.
A roadster version of the completely new 2017 model year Nissan Z is unlikely to be released, at least at the first year of sales. Some sources have claimed that the new 370Z will have a special targa design – the center section of the roof will be removable.
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2017 Nissan 370Z interior
Regarding the interior, the new Nissan sportscar will have an interior similar to the Nismo version of the current generation car. Inside, there are Recaro seats, a sports type steering wheel, covered in Alcantara and a new instrument panel. As standard the car has a Bose stereo system, two subwoofers, a multimedia system with integrated navigation and a seven-inch touch screen.
2017 Nissan 370Z engines
The updated Nismo coupe uses the same V6 as the production model of the coupe, but the power has increased to 350 horsespower.
The 2017 Nissan 370Z will get electric-petrol propulsion built on a 2-liter turboengine. It is assumed that the power unit for the sports car will be borrowed from the Infiniti Q50. It was also reported that the 370Z may use a 3L turbo engine of the Infiniti brand. Another possible dweller under the hood of the new sports car could be a Japanese 3-liter V6 with direct injection.
However, it is more likely that the new Z-car will get a 2-liter turbocharged engine producing around 300 hp. The car will be lighter and more fuel-efficient.
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2017 Nissan 370Z transmission and suspension
In terms of transmission the 370Z will use a seven-speed automatic transmission with the function of mechanically switching gears with a paddle shifter. The new model will be equipped with a revised fully independent suspension and the sports Roadster with enhanced brakes with red calipers. The composition of body kit is inspired by the Nissan GT-R supercar and includes original side skirts, an aggressive front bumper and a rear spoiler made of carbon fiber.
2017 Nissan 370Z pictures
|2017 Nissan 370Z|
|Engine type||DOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection|
|Power/torque||300 hp; 365 lb-ft (est)|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic or manual|
|0-60||5,5 sec (est)|
|Top speed||150 mph (est)|
|PRICE RANGE: $40,000-$45,000 (est)|
|Competitors: Toyota GT 86, Subaru BRZ, Porsche Cayman|