Next generation Nissan Z car on the way with 354kW turbo V6

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The Nissan 370Z has been in production for almost 10 years now, so it’s safe to say it’s getting on in age. According to a report from Autocar, Nissan plan to reveal an all new Z, dubbed the 400Z, in 2019.

The new 400Z will be based on the next generation Infiniti Q60, Nissan’s luxury coupe. Thus, it will be longer and wider than the current car, and will share the Q60’s engines and electrical systems.

The 400Z will feature two models. The base model will pack a 298kW/475Nm 3.0L twin turbo V6 paired to a RWD drivetrain – it will arrive as a coupe in 2019, while a convertible will come in 2021. The range topping model will be the Nismo – it will arrive in 2021, with an uprated version of the twin turbo V6 that’ll produce 354kW and 611Nm – this will be paired with all wheel drive.

It’s early days, but Nissan is expected to reveal a concept version of the new Z at the 2018 Tokyo motor show in October, with the production model coming at the 2019 LA auto show in November of next year.

What do you think of this report? If it ends up being true, it’ll be really cool. Let me know your thoughts down below.

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