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2022 Nissan Z Order Books Open This November, Tipsters Suggest

Three years ago, Nissan senior vice president of design Alfonso Albaisa hinted that a brand-new Z is on the horizon. The replacement for the 370Z was revealed as a prototype last year with a stick shift, and immediately after the unveiling, pictures of pre-production vehicles made the rounds.
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According to a new New Nissan Z forum member, the order books for the force-fed sports car will open on November 15th. This information matches the intel of a tipster from the Nissan Z Club forum, which adds that dealers met this past weekend in Arizona to see the final specification in the flesh.

Expected to enter production at the Tochigi plant in Kaminokawa, Japan, by the end of 2021 for the 2022 model year, the Nissan Z could feature 400 horsepower in the most basic configuration. VR30DDTT is the codename of the 3.0-liter V6 with a twin-turbo setup, and you may know this engine from the Infiniti Red Sport 400 lineup of performance sedans and coupes.

The six-cylinder mill sweetens the deal with 350 pound-feet (475 Nm) of torque from 1,600 to 5,200 revs, which translates to superior acceleration compared to the 370Z's free-breathing V6. In addition to a six-speed manual, the Z will be available with a Mercedes-sourced automatic tranny.

9G-Tronic is how the Three-Pointed Star calls the nine-speed transmission, which dates back to 2013 when it rolled out in the turbo diesel-engined E 350 BlueTEC. However, it remains to be seen if Nissan can set up the 9G-Tronic to shift quicker than the ZF 8HP that Toyota utilizes in the GR Supra.

Rumored to retail at $34,995 in the United States, the Z will reportedly feature three main options. These are the $5,000 Type S, $5,000 Type T, and a $10,000 combo of the two called Type ST. In the not-so-distant future, a NISMO-branded variant is expected with approximately 450 ponies.

 
 
 
 
 

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