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Nissan 400Z to pack 298kW V6 - report

The new Nissan 400Z could pack power from the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport. There's even talk of a six-speed manual, which should make Toyota Supra engineers very nervous.

4 months ago
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Scott Collie
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The hotly-anticipated Nissan 400Z is slowly taking shape.

We know it’ll have a retro-inspired body, and trademark filings have all but locked in the 400Z name.

Now, reports from Best Car Web in Japan claim the Toyota Supra rival will pack a twin-turbocharged V6 engine making almost 300kW of power.

The engine is expected to be the 3.0-litre V6 from the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 Red Sport, hooked up to the rear wheels through a seven-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

It makes 298kW of power and 475Nm of torque in the Red Sport, which would represent a significant step forward from the 245kW and 363Nm offered by the naturally-aspirated V6 in the current 370Z.

When it launches in 2022, the 400Z is expected to be built on a variation of the platform used for the current 370Z and Infiniti Q60 – which means there should be no problem shoehorning the 3.0-litre engine under the bonnet.

Nissan 400Z to pack 298kW V6 - report

Best Car Web reports a six-speed manual transmission will be offered, something the Toyota Supra can’t match in Australia.

According to the Japanese publication, the new Zed car will have a 2550mm wheelbase, and measure 4520mm long and 1890mm wide.

Nissan is reportedly looking at putting the variable compression ratio engine from the Infiniti QX50 into lower-end models, while there is also talk of a pure-electric version.


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