Nissan Z

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  • 2022

  • Product

Designed By:

  • Nissan Motor Co.

Commissioned By:

Nissan Motor Co.

Designed In:

Japan

Introducing the Nissan Z. Developed by a passionate team of designers and engineers, the all-new Z represents an approachable sports car for the modern age – with an unmatched 50-plus year heritage and global fan base.


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  • "Simply put, our goal is to make this the best Z yet, period. With each generation, we raise the bar, pushing the limits of Z and continuing to tap into the human instinct for that next thrilling journey," said Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist of the new Z. "More than just powerful and agile, the Z is designed to be one with the driver for all kinds of on-road adventures."

  • The all-new Z boasts a fresh, sleek exterior design with an appearance that communicates respect to its lineage. Its long hood and short deck are fundamentally Z, with a fresh look that is "love at first sight." The design theme for the exterior and interior of the new Z was "tradition with modern technology."

  • "Inspired by the voices of thousands of Z owners and Z lovers, and ignited by internal conversations around the six generations of Z that have come before, we found ourselves gravitating towards the sketches that touched the high points of certain decades while remaining true to our vision of the future," said Alfonso Albaisa, global head of design at Nissan. "Ultimately, we created a Z that travels between the decades while being completely modern."

  • The new Z takes on a traditional rear-wheel-drive sports car design, with a long hood, lower rear stance and a silhouette that pays homage to the first-generation Z - the original Datsun 240Z. The LED headlights have two half-circles that take their inspiration from the 240ZG of the 1970s. The link to the original Z is most striking when viewing from the side. Door handles are a flush-mounted design and the rear hatch design is ultra-thin, yet with increased rigidity. The rear combination lamps incorporate modern technology into the design reminiscent of the 300ZX Standout features include: 19” alloy wheels Rear wheel drive Mechanical LSD Launch control 12.3” full TFT with multiple modes Shift by wire Drive modes (auto only) Sport/Standard 3.0 litre twin-turbo petrol V6 with speed sensor producing 298kW (+ 53kW , + 21.6%) 475Nm (+112Nm) Launch control 6-speed manual transmission with synchronised rev control 9-speed auto transmission with paddle shifters Power to weight ratio improvement = 12.8% 8” A-IVI with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 8 speaker BOSE audio Heated front seats Full aluminum bonnet Signature headlamps Katana finisher with high contrast paint