2023 Nissan Fairlady Z “Proto Spec” starting at $61,000 in Japan

That’s about $61,000 based on current exchange rates, and you shouldn’t be booing and hissing at the Japanese automaker for that. Later there will be more affordable trim levels of the sports car with a V6 engine. The lineup consists of the Fairlady Z base fairing, version S, version T and the version ST.

As for the limited edition Proto Spec, which borrows some styling cues from the pre-production prototype shown by Nissan Last year, Japanese customers had the choice between a speed-adjusted gear stick or an automatic.

The nine-speed gearbox is not a Nissan design per se. It’s actually Mercedes-Benz’s 9G-Tronic, produced under license by JATCO, a name we most often associate with bad continuously variable transmissions.

Having previously mentioned a V6, it’s high time for us to take a look at the Fairlady Z’s specs for the Japanese market. 298 possible kW (405 PS or 400 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 475 Nm (350 lb-ft) of torque between 1,600 and 5,600 rpm, the 3.0-liter engine comes very close to the powerful BMW engine of the 2022 Toyota GR Supra .

Nissan lists the Fairlady Z’s overall length as 4,380 millimeters (172 inches), wheelbase as 2,550 mm (100 inches), width as 1,845 mm (72 inches), and height as 1,315 mm (51 inches). Compared to the 370Z, the newcomer is slightly shorter and longer, wheelbase and width are perfectly matched.

Only 240 examples of the well-appointed Proto Spec can be ordered from February 7th. If the Japanese automaker receives more than 240 orders, Nissan will hold a lottery to decide who gets the Proto Spec.



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