The 2022 Nissan Z has been all over the internet in recent weeks. In fact, a spy video gave us a close-up look at the production variant way ahead of its global debut. Despite this, most of this Nissan’s important details have remained a major secret. However, a new rumor by an alleged insider reveals the most relevant information we’ve seen yet.
The rumor comes from Houston.Z35 via NissanZClub. Aside from learning this car’s true name, this rumor might tell us exactly how much it costs and even how much power it develops. If these stats turn out to be accurate, the Toyota Supra is in serious danger.
How much will the Nissan Z cost?
One of the most important factors of this latest 2022 Nissan Z is that it reveals the car’s price and final name. Up until now, we’ve been referring to this unreleased sports car as the 400Z. However, this latest rumor suggests it’ll just be called the Z in most markets. In Japan, it could be called the Fairlady Z.
In terms of pricing, the 2022 Nissan Z is set to cost less than $35,000. For context, the cheapest variant of the Toyota Supra available starts at $42,990. This latest rumor also suggests the trim levels will be broken down as follows: Base, Type S, Type T, and Type ST. While there isn’t any specific pricing for each trim level, the rumor suggests the top trim will start at around $45,000.
Aside from leaking this preliminary information, the rumor also claims that there won’t be a convertible variant.
A 400-hp Infiniti twin-turbo V6 reportedly lies under the hood
While this latest rumor gives us plenty of new information, it also confirms one of the longest-standing rumors surrounding this car’s powertrain. That’s because the 2022 Nissan Z will reportedly receive a 400-hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 from Infiniti. For context, the most powerful version of the Toyota Supra offers up 382 hp but starts at over $50,000.
While the 2022 Nissan Z has entirely new bodywork, this latest rumor claims it’ll carry over plenty of the 370Z’s major components. Additionally, the rumor cites an alleged 3,252-lb dry weight. As standard, you get a six-speed manual transmission, although a nine-speed automatic will reportedly be available.
In terms of interior upgrades, this latest sports car is set to offer a digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
When will the Nissan Z arrive?
If you’re looking at score a brand-new 2022 Nissan Z, there’s good news. According to Motor1, this latest rumor suggests the sports car initially had a 2022 release date. However, the Japanese carmaker has reportedly opted to fast-track it for a late 2021 launch.
If this turns out to be true, these cars will likely make it out to dealerships shortly after their global debut. As of writing, there is no official date for this debut. However, it could come sooner than we think.