Nissan has announced an Australian price for the Nissan Z that will reach dealership down in mid-2022 with a starting price of AU $ 73,300 (equivalent to US $ 51,200 at current exchange rates). In addition to the standard model, there will be a limited-edition Z ProtoSpec with additional features that will only be available at launch stage priced at AU $ 80,700 ($ 56,217 USD).
The question on everyone’s mind is, of course, how the price compares to the Toyota GR Supra and if the answer is quite favorable. In Australia, the Nissan Z Base, which comes with a manual or auto, significantly reduces its Toyota rival by AU $ 14,003 (approximately $ 9,700) as the latter starts at AU $ 87,303 (US $ 61,350).
Still, prices are higher in Australia than in Japan, where right-hand-drive Nissan Z starts at 5,241,500 ($ 40,327). Similarly, in the US market, the sportscar is expected to start at around $ 40k by the end of this year.
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The Nissan Z will come standard with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, leather accents across the cabin, launch control and three driving modes (Standard, Enhanced, Sport). In addition, the sports car will have a complete Nissan Intelligence Mobility ADAS suite.
The more expensive Nissan Z ProtoSpec will be available exclusively in the Ikazuchi Yellow exterior shade with a super black roof, bronze 19-inch imitation alloy wheels and a yellow brake caliper. Nissan says it has already received hundreds of reservations for the Z Proto spec, which will be “strictly limited” to the standard model, which will come in large numbers.
The twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 produces 400 hp (298 kW / 405 PS) and 475 Nm (350 lb-ft) of torque, similar to the US-spec model. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a close-to-six-speed manual transmission with an XD clutch, downshift rev-matching function, and carbon-fiber composite drive shaft. There is also an optional nine-speed automatic with aluminum pedal shifter, launch control and two drive modes (Standard and Sport).
Powering all Nissan Zs is a 3.0-liter ‘VR30DDTT’ twin-turbocharged V6 borrowed from Infiiniti for 298kW (400hp) of power and 475Nm (350 lb-ft) of torque. According to Nissan, the new Z has 31 percent more torque than its predecessor, a 13 percent improvement in power-to-weight ratio, and 15 percent faster acceleration.
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