In October 1969, Datsun unveiled the unique 240Z in New York Metropolis. Tuesday, Nissan returned to indicate off the brand new 2023 Z.
“After we launched the Z in 1969, the Z was a revolution,” mentioned Ashwani Gupta, chief working officer of Nissan Motor Firm. “Since then, for greater than 50 years, Nissan has introduced model, pace, reliability and a lot extra to hundreds of thousands of fanatics around the globe.”
“Whereas the six earlier generations of Nissan’s iconic sports activities automobile all provided numeric designations, the long-awaited redesign can be identified in the US just by only one letter – Z,” the corporate added.
“The 2023 Z affords a glossy, enticing exterior with a silhouette that reveals respect for the unique mannequin – with an extended hood and low rear stance,” Nissan mentioned. “Inside, the driver-centric cockpit features a 12.3-inch customizable racing-inspired meter show, obtainable leather-appointed sports activities seats and 8-speaker Bose audio system.”
Nissan mentioned its 2023 Z automobiles can be powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 rated at 400 horsepower. The engine can be linked to the customer’s selection of a 6-speed handbook transmission with an Exedy high-performance clutch or a 9 9-speed computerized with paddle shifters.
“The Z has all the time been an accessible sports activities automobile – all the time positioned on the intersection of aspiration and attainability – of desires and actuality,” Gupta famous. “This newest iteration is now able to thrill Z fanatics, and create an entire new era of Z followers as effectively, with regards to market right here within the U.S. early subsequent 12 months.”
The brand new ZX can be provided in Sport and Efficiency variations in addition to a “Proto Spec” model, which can be restricted to 240 items.
You may view the 21-minute reveal of the brand new Z on YouTube.