There’s a reason we have a “Rumormill” logo: A guy-who-knows-a-guy wrote a post at thepertaining to upcoming rework of the Z, and if it’s correct, the forum’s going to have to figure out a new name for itself. The car, in this telling, won’t be called the Nissan 400Z, a moniker we all admittedly just assumed. It’ll simply be the Nissan Z.
More precisely, it will remain the Fairlady Z in Japan, and will be called the Nissan Z in other markets.
The poster “Houston.Z35,” who says he’s getting this from relatives who live close to the action at Nissan’s Tennessee plant, has lots more info. Which could be accurate, inaccurate, or subject to change. Reach for your shaker of salt and read on:
- MSRP will be $34,995. That’s for the base car, no options, and presumably not including destination fee.
- All cars, including the base model, will get the that’s currently in the Infiniti and Red Sport.
- The car will come with the same six-speed manual that’s in the , or a 9G-Tronic nine-speed torque-converter automatic.
- Dry weight, 3,252 pounds, which is a bit over the 370Z’s wet weight of 3,232 pounds. And presumably that’s for a base with manual.
- All cars will also come with a digital dash, from 400Z Club, and Android Auto / Apple CarPlay.
Moving up from the base model, you’d get:
- The Type S, presumably for sport: Adds Brembo brakes, thicker sway bars, coolers and “other stuff.”
- The Type T, presumably for touring: Nicer appointments including heated and cooled leather seats and driver assists.
- Or the Type ST, which is all of the above.
- The S and T will cost about $5K more, the ST about $10K.
And, if this isn’t burying the lede, the source says a Nismo version will come along. Houston calls it a “baby” … “It won’t just be a , exhaust, tune and some badges this time.”
? No sign of one for now.
Check outat the forum. And soon, we’ll see about all that.