Hot on the heels of pictures of the production Nissan Z35 being leaked online, a member by the name of Houston.Z35 on 400zclub has come forward with insider info on the specs and pricing on the new Z. Although many have been tentatively referring to it as the 400Z Houston.Z35 claims it will be known as simply the Nissan Z. In Japan, the name Fairlady Z will carry on.
In addition to the car’s name, the forum member also makes the following claims:
The base Z will cost $34,995, weigh in at 3,252lbs, and come with the 400hp VR30DDTT from Infiniti’s Q50 and Q60 Red Sport, the same 6-speed manual from the 370Z, a digital dash, rear duckbill spoiler and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay. There will be 3 available packages:
– Type S ($5,000): This package adds performance parts such as Brembos brakes (base has Akebonos), wider wheels, thicker swaybars, more bracing, coolers, and “other stuff.”
– Type T ($5,000): This package adds leather, powered, and heated/cooled seats, and a driver assist system including auto cruise and blind spot detection
– Type ST ($10,000): Both S and T Packages
All 2020 370Z colors will carry over and there will be new yellow and orange hues available.
There’s a Nismo version coming down the line, which “won’t just be a body kit, exhaust, tune and some badges this time.” The poster refers to it as a “baby GT-R”
If these claims are true, we think the Nissan Z35 will be a worthy contender to its benchmark, the A90 Supra. With a manual transmission, twin-turbos, and a double wishbone architecture, the Z35 reminds us of a time when the yen was strong and a fighter jet couldn’t keep up.