2023 Nissan Z is Both New and Not

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
2023 nissan z is both new and not

BROOKLYN, NY — The 2023 Nissan Z is here. And it’s dropping the numeric nomenclature.

That’s right. Just call it Z.

Nissan says in its press release that the seventh-generation car rides on an “all-new” platform, not the current FM platform, but a PR rep told me the platform is carryover, with the car being 80 percent “all-new.”

Underhood is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that’s rated at 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. That’s 68 more ponies and a 30 percent increase from the previous torque figure (270, for those who’d rather not do the math). Nissan claims a 15-percent improvement in the 0-60 mph time. You might notice those power numbers match up to the

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  • Mopar4wd Mopar4wd on Aug 18, 2021

    I like the exterior. And I'm one that really doesn't care how old the platform is if it still drives well. But man I do not like most of the recent Nissan interiors. This and the frontier both seem dated on release.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Aug 18, 2021

    FYI, C/D reports the base price here will be "around $40,000." Base price of the Supra four-cylinder is $43,090.

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    • Bumpy ii Bumpy ii on Aug 18, 2021

      @ajla Nissan still uses the classic short-nose R200 in the 370Z, and there is a blizzard of aftermarket options for those.

  • Dwford 100% charge at home.
  • El scotto Another year the Nissan Rogue is safe.
  • John R 4,140 lbs...oof. A quick google of two cars I'm familiar with:2017 Ford Fusion Sport - AWD, twin-turbo 2.7 V6 (325 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque)3,681 lbs2006 Dodge Charger RT - RWD, naturally aspirated 5.7 V8 (340 horsepower and 390 lb. -ft. of torque)4,031 lbs
  • FreedMike Ford "Powershudder" DCT? Hard pass...with extreme prejudice. The only people who liked these were the class-action lawyers. With a manual, it'd be a different story.
  • Cprescott I blow on a pinwheel....