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2023 Nissan Z Coupe

2023 Nissan Z Coupe Throws Down A 400-HP Gauntlet On The Toyota Supra

Fast meets past with the Z Coupe’s retro styling and twin-turbocharged engine.

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Nissan officially unveiled the long-awaited replacement for the 370Z. This new sports car is called the Z Coupe and is the seventh generation in the series. Many critics are ecstatic that the 2023 Nissan Z Coupe looks nearly identical to the Z Proto concept car that debuted last year. This new Nissan Z Coupe offers the greatest hits collection in terms of styling. Its retro sculpted profile stirs nostalgia for the early generations of Z cars in the 1970s. The taillights could pass for a 1990s Nissan Z32’s doppelganger. Looks aside, what we have been waiting for is details on what lies in the 2023 Nissan Z Coupe’s engine bay.

As most assumed, the 2023 Nissan Z Coupe is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 producing a satisfying 400-hp and 350 lb.-ft of torque. The rear-wheel-drive sports car can be optioned with a six-speed manual transmission or a nine-speed automatic. The manual transmission offers advanced launch control, rev-matching, and a carbon fiber composite driveshaft. The nine-speed automatic transmission gets a selection of drive modes to choose from that can improve acceleration, steering, and exhaust note. The Z Coupe’s handling is done by a double-wishbone aluminum suspension controlled by an electric power steering system tuned to increase cornering performance. In addition, the car has been fitted with larger shock absorbers than the 370Z.

Nissan kept the 2021 Z Coupe clean and tasteful. The dashboard offers big, clear instrument gauges on a 12.3-inch digital screen with three analog gauge pods to its right for a nice mesh of past and future. The infotainment screen is underneath the dash rather than on top, where it can beg for your attention. Nissan kept true to what the Z Coupe is intended to be, a driver’s car. A rear-wheel-drive, front-engine, fastback-styled sports car with the option to use three pedals. Two variants of the Z Coupe will be offered, the Sport, and the Performance. The most significant upgrade between the Z Sport and the Z Performance, apart from 19-inch wheels and larger wheels, is the addition of a mechanical limited-slip differential. However, choosing the perfect color may take some time, as the 2023 Nissan Z Coupe is available in three monotone colors and six two-tone options. In addition, there are three different colors for the interior.

Buyers looking for exclusivity can order a limited-edition 2023 Nissan Z Proto Spec featuring yellow brake calipers, bronze wheels, and a bespoke yellow accent leather interior. However, only 240 Nissan Z Proto Spec coupes will be available. Pricing has not been announced, but the safe assumption is it will be priced somewhere in the $40k range. The 2023 Nissan Z Coupe is set to go on sale in spring 2022.

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