2020 Nissan 370Z: price, specs and release date
Sightings of a Nissan 370Z test mule have sparked rumours that a new Z car is on the way, here’s all you need to know on the car’s price, specs and release date.
Nissan 370Z test mule spotted
Price and release date
c.£40,000 on sale mid-2020
The Nissan 370Z has been on sale for ten years now, largely unchanged, so you can understand why the sighting of this test mule at the Nurburgring has got enthusiasts all hot an bothered.
2020 Nissan 370Z price and release date
It’s too early to give concrete pricing for the new 370Z but it’s likely to cost more than the £40,000 current model and could be aligned to compete with the £50,000 Toyota Supra – the car it was being benchmarked against at the Nurburgring. The Nissan is unlikely to go on sale before the middle of 2020, though you could see more information before then.
2020 Nissan 370Z specs
Knowing what lurks beneath this test car’s body isn’t easy because it looks all but identical to a standard 370Z. The only obvious changes are the vents cut into the nose – could they point to the additional cooling needed to make the new 370Z turbocharged?
That’s certainly possible. Turbochargers would make it relatively easy to extract more power than the current 370Z – which has 344hp in Nismo trim – while making the necessary cuts to CO2 emissions. Conveniently, Nissan already has such an engine – the twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 fitted to the Infiniti Q50 that produces up to 400hp. Giving it the necessary horsepower to compete with the Toyota Supra which officially has 340hp, but is actually thought to have a lot more than that.
Further muddying the waters is speculation that the car could be a hybrid or even a pure electric. That particular rumour comes from the fact that the new 370Z’s build is being headed up by Nissan’s electric car boss Giovanni Arroba.
Keep your eyes peeled to the carwow news pages for more concrete info as this story develops.