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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/17/21 2:32 p.m.
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After tonight, all the speculation and all the rumors about the next-generation Z-car end.

Starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern tonight, August 17, Nissan will officially unveil the 2023 Nissan Z.

Watch the reveal below or at this link.


Before the big event, have any last-minute predictions or wag…

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Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
8/17/21 2:35 p.m.

Been waiting weeks for this.  Hoping it doesn't suck.   

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/17/21 2:45 p.m.

In reply to Datsun310Guy :

 

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) UberDork
8/17/21 3:22 p.m.

Man......a modern drivetrain with a 240z body would be great, like......as close as humanly possible would be great.

preach (fs)
preach (fs) HalfDork
8/17/21 3:27 p.m.
Antihero (Forum Supporter) said:

Man......a modern drivetrain with a 240z body would be great, like......as close as humanly possible would be great.

Concur, but it will be a fat turd as all modern cars have become. I still hope it will be cool, I am looking forward to it.

secretariata (Forum Supporter)
secretariata (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
8/17/21 3:37 p.m.

I thought some photos were leaked a few months ago and it looked like a slightly updated 350...I mean 370z?

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
8/17/21 4:20 p.m.

If the numbers, specs, and design survives from the prototype in some fashion I predict big success for it.  Good looks and great HP/Weight ratio make it look like a contender.  Potentially something I'd even buy new.

LeftLaneLoser
LeftLaneLoser UltraDork
8/17/21 4:23 p.m.

If it isn't sub 3,000lbs, I won't even ever bother knowing anything more about it. 

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/17/21 4:26 p.m.

In reply to LeftLaneLoser :

Prepare for disappointment.  I suspect that it'll be north of 380hp, but 3300+ lb. 

Horsepower has killed the sports car, but I'll save that for another thread. 

MrChaos
MrChaos UltraDork
8/17/21 5:24 p.m.

In reply to captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

crash safety ratings and pedestrian impact ratings have killed the sports car.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/17/21 5:28 p.m.

In reply to MrChaos :

I'm going to disagree. 400+ horsepower 3700+ lb things that often shift themselves go in a straight lines at stop lights and a lack in confidence that breeds toxicity masculinity have killed the sports car. 

How many people like the BRZ/86 but say they won't consider it, but would if it had 30-50% more horsepower. 

Young men with enlistment bonuses aren't financing sportscars at 27% APR...

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) UberDork
8/17/21 5:46 p.m.
preach (fs) said:
Antihero (Forum Supporter) said:

Man......a modern drivetrain with a 240z body would be great, like......as close as humanly possible would be great.

Concur, but it will be a fat turd as all modern cars have become. I still hope it will be cool, I am looking forward to it.

I bet you are right sadly.

 

I remember talking to someone about cars and he mentioned a near 3800lb car as lightweight so maybe all of us here arent the majority too.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
8/17/21 5:53 p.m.

I want a 2800lb car with the VK56VD @ 420hp.  I won't get it.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
8/17/21 6:59 p.m.

3400 lbs, 400 HP, $40k is my prediction.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/17/21 7:07 p.m.

3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 rated for 400 horsepower ad 350 lb.-ft. of torque mated to either a six-speed manual or nine-speed auto available.

Here's a few photos while I wait for the full kit to download:

Turbo_Rev
Turbo_Rev New Reader
8/17/21 7:09 p.m.

Also, manual transmission, huh? GTR owners look on in disgust. 

Love the rear end, though.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
8/17/21 7:13 p.m.

Good with the looks but how much does it freak weigh?

stanger_mussle
stanger_mussle UberDork
8/17/21 7:13 p.m.

That blue one is teh sex

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
8/17/21 7:14 p.m.

So far I like but we dragging it out.  
 

I feel like being a dick tomorrow and showing up at my local Nissan dealer with cash in my hand.  I'm here to order a Z.....

Turbo_Rev
Turbo_Rev New Reader
8/17/21 7:16 p.m.

Those headlights are a miss. 

 

Wanna see auto vs mt numbers.

stanger_mussle
stanger_mussle UberDork
8/17/21 7:18 p.m.

Yay for the manual!

Yay for the analog gauges!

Boo for the digital instrument cluster

Turbo_Rev
Turbo_Rev New Reader
8/17/21 7:19 p.m.

Wait, WHAT WAS THE ONE THING?!

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
8/17/21 7:20 p.m.

The crowd cheered when they announced 6 speed manual standard but auto available.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
8/17/21 7:20 p.m.
Datsun310Guy said:

So far I like but we dragging it out.  
 

I feel like being a dick tomorrow and showing up at my local Nissan dealer with cash in my hand.  I'm here to order a Z.....

One we get final specs I may order one of these instead of a BRZ.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
8/17/21 7:21 p.m.

What happened?

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