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The new 2023 Nissan Z is a hotly anticipated sports car. With retro-inspired styling and promising performance, it is difficult not to get excited about the little coupe. Also, much to the delight of three-pedal fans everywhere, the Nissan Z is already confirmed with a manual at different trim levels. However, beyond being simply fantastic, the new Nissan Z is a screaming performance bargain compared to the Toyota GR Supra.

  • 2023 Nissan Z Base 6 speed Manual – $40,890 
  • Nissan Z Version S 6 speed Manual – $47,300 
  • Nissan Z Version ST 6 speed Manual – $50,416 
  • 2023 Nizzan Z Base Automatic – $40,890 
  • Nissan Z Version T Automatic – $44,366 
  • Nissan Z Version ST Automatic – $50,416 

2023 Nissan Fairlady Z is confirmed to bring a Supra-beating bargain to both the automatic and manual

The new Nissan Z | Stanislav Kogiku, Getty Images

According to Carscoops, the new Nissan Z base, with a 400-horsepower V6, is going to cost $40,890. While that may seem like a lot of money, it is just under $2,000 more than the comparable Toyota Supra. Furthermore, the base Toyota Supra packs a 2.0L four-cylinder engine producing 255 horsepower. So the new Z is offering consumers an extra 145 horsepower for about $1,924 more than the Supra. Choosing a Nissan Z seems like a no-brainer. 

The T version of the Z coupe is only available with an automatic transmission and costs about $44,366

The 2023 Nissan Z T model will receive the same 18-inch wheels as the base model and will be available in automatic transmission configuration only. The T version will start at around $44,366.

Nissan’s beloved sports coupe is also available as a 6-speed manual S variant and will set consumers back $47,300

The Nissan Z | Stanislav Kogiku, Getty Images

The S version of the Nissan Z will have a set of 19-inch Rays aluminum wheels, a limited-slip differential, and aluminum brake calipers. A 2023 Nissan Z S 6-speed manual coupe will have a starting cost of around $47,300. 

The 2023 Nissan Z is also available as an ST model, available with a choice of manual or automatic transmission

The Nissan Z ST will be the range-topping trim, barring special editions like the limited release “Proto-Spec.” Nissan’s Z ST will have the same Rays wheels as the S trim, with added leather and suede-style material. In addition to the more refined materials, the ST seats will have lumbar support and power adjustments. The 2023 Nissan Z ST is available with either an automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission for a starting price of $50,416.   

Z is back, and it represents a performance bargain that should have Toyota on alert  

2023 Nissan Z | The Fast Lane Car

In order to give the 400 horsepower Nissan Z a challenge, consumers will have to spec out a 3.0L six-cylinder Toyota GR Supra RZ. The Supra will cost around $57,000, which means you can have a Z ST and money in your pocket. In addition to being a fantastic performance bargain, the 2023 Nissan Z wears its retro-inspired styling well. The Z is definitely going to arrive with a bang. 

Scroll down to the following article to read more about the Z’s natural rival, the Toyota Supra. 


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