2023 Nissan Z Nismo expected next year with $100,000 price tag – report

The latest report from Japan suggests a hotter Nissan Z is due next year, with more power, improved handling and a more aggressive look – but priced around $100,000.


A performance Nismo version of the new 2023 Nissan Z could arrive next year, according to the latest report from Japan.

japanese magazine Best car reports that the much-anticipated Nismo variant of the new Z could launch in mid-2023, with more power, a stiffer chassis, bigger brakes and unique styling, all for a price up to 40% more higher than the standard model.

The Z Nismo is said to be an evolution of the Z Customized Proto concept (below) revealed by Nissan in January, featuring a new front bumper with a split air intake, more aggressive side sills and wheel arches, a unique rear bumper and a larger rear spoiler. .



While the Customized Proto concept has been patented in recent months – as reported Conduct last month – and prototypes with the front bumper of the show car were spied, Best car suggests that the Nismo will not be a carbon copy of the concept.

Powering the Z Nismo should be a revised version of the car 3.0-liter twin-turbo “VR30” V6who Best car said is “expected” from produce more power than the standard 298kW/475Nm thanks to a sports exhaust system and revised engine tuning.

Under the skin, upgrades over the base Z are supposed to include retuned suspension, 20-inch wheels (instead of 19-inch alloys) and “specially beefed-up” performance brakes.



Best car reports that body stiffness will be enhanced with Yamaha performance dampers (for the chassis; not to be confused with suspension dampers), a strut tower bar through the engine compartment and other struts and V bars around the car.

Inside, the magazine says highlights will include Recaro sports seats with ‘exclusive’ upholstery and red stitching, a leather and Alcantara steering wheel and ‘red-ringed’ gauges – although it’s not clear whether these refer to the digital dashboard graphics, or the analog dials in the center of the dashboard.

But upgrades will come at a cost – Best car says the Z Nismo should cost around eight to nine million Japanese yen – a increase of about 25 to 40 percent on the standard Z, in premium form in Japan.



While a currency conversion would put the Nismo between $85,000 and $95,000 in Australia, applying the percentages to the standard price of $73,400 plus on-road costs in Australia could push the top end between $91,000 and $101,000 plus road costs.

Above: Spy photos of the mysterious Nissan Z prototype.

With on-road costs added, it could cost up to $110,000 by car – about $5,000 more than the most expensive Toyota GR Supra ($97,000 plus road costs, or about $105,000 by car).

Whereas Best car Citing a mid-2023 release date for the Nismo, it says long wait times for the standard model – which saw new orders in Japan halted in late July – could push back the launch.



He adds that some of the Z Nismo upgrades will be available separately to standard Z coupe buyers, as dealer-offered Nismo parts.

In the meantime, Nismo (Nissan Motorsports) is set to unveil a Nissan Z race car for competition in the GT4 series. Covers are intended for go out on wednesday.

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he launched his own website, Redline. He contributed to Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist on the press team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, whether it’s about flipping through car magazines at a young age or growing up around performance. vehicles in a car-loving family.

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