2022 400Z HP Revealed?

Jason R. Sakurai
by Jason R. Sakurai
2022 400z hp revealed

According to Project Cars 3, a video game from Slightly Mad Studios distributed by Bandai Namco, the new Nissan 400Z is shown in their latest downloadable content (DLC) power pack to possess some very serious horsepower.

In its interpretation of the Power Pack, thenewnissanz.com flaunts the numbers shown in the video, such as 445 horsepower and a weight of 3,251 lbs. When it compared the 400Z to the powertrain in the last Z, the 2020 370Z, the numbers they found were 332 hp with a curb weight of 3,333 lbs. If that wasn’t impressive enough, they then pitted the new Z versus the 2021 Toyota Supra, whose inline-six produces 382 hp while weighing in at 3,400 lbs.

We’ve previously chronicled what we know so far about the 400Z’s powertrain and its design. With no official word from Nissan, there is more speculation than usual, and thus far no spy photos taken here or in Japan.

Project Cars 3’s power pack is referenced in a trailer, which can be viewed on Yahoo! Entertainment. In the trailer, there are numerous examples of 400Zs, modified for motorsport competition.

Not having played Project Cars 3, I had to admit the trailer gave me the urge to go out and buy a Playstation4. I wonder if there’s a Gamestop nearby where I can go and try it out?

[Images: Slightly Mad Studios]

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  • JMII JMII on Mar 09, 2021

    I wouldn't base anything on the 400Z being in some game. Gran Turismo (which is a realistic sim) included several concept cars over the years often rendered using prototypes with guesstimated HP and weight figures. In the screenshot shown here is the Z Proto, not the 400Z which we all assume is the one you'll actually be able to buy from Nissan. The HP and LBS look plausible, but we shall see if the real deal can hit these numbers.

  • Dave M. Dave M. on Mar 10, 2021

    The HHR never did anything for me. The PT Cruiser was far better looking.

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