New 2024 Nissan Z Nismo Concept, Release Date, Redesign – Natural-aspiration sports cars are becoming increasingly rare. The Nissan Z is one of the last of its kind, thanks to the car’s unwavering commitment to maintaining its original ethos, or unrefined, as some may put it. So, the Nissan Z hasn’t changed much over the years. The tiny two-door coupe hasn’t changed much when it’s been on the market for more than a decade and is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Despite the 2024 Nissan Z allure as a purist vehicle, it’s been in production much past its prime, and its age is no longer a secret. For example, the Toyota GR Supra is a far more modern car than any others in its class. It still has a 3.7-liter V6 engine, but it’s been tuned to produce 350 horsepower and 276 pounds-feet of torque, which are sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission as standard or automatic transmission an option.
2024 Nissan Z Redesign
Despite adding a 50th Anniversary Edition trim level to the basic 2024 Nissan Z coupe range, which is based on the Z Sport trim level, the Z remains unchanged as we enter the new year. A dramatic overhaul of the Z Coupe, which has languished for more than a decade, is either in order or it will be buried beside its basic Z Roadster cousin.
The Z does a disservice to the Z brand by using outdated technology, shoddy building processes, and a slew of modern features. An aluminum front fascia with black arrowhead bezels and a chin spoiler that extends to the distinctive side sills is highlighted by HID bi-functional xenon headlights and LED DRLs rimmed in black. LED taillights in the shape of an arrowhead and an integrated rear ducktail spoiler finish off the look. The 19-inch Z forged aluminum RAYS wheels fill the wheel arches.
At first impression, the Z’s cabin resembles that of a commercial airliner, with a variety of gauges, knobs, and buttons strewn over the driver’s side dash and along the front center console. Despite this, the controls are simple to understand and the overall arrangement is driver-friendly, putting everything within easy reach. There are few hard-touch plastics to be found in the Z’s cabin, which includes leather-appointed seats with Alcantara inserts and a few other fine-quality materials.
The seats themselves are comfortable, although they’re on the harder side and have supportive bolstering that’s geared toward performance. In-cabin space is generous, but passengers may find themselves bumping elbows on occasion due to the lack of a central armrest to keep them apart. Even for those who are on the tall side, the Z’s overall in-cabin space is excellent. However, the limited seating and steering flexibility make it tough to find an acceptable driving posture. When it comes to getting into and out of the Z’s Alcantara-clad Recaro racing seats, the Z’s low-slung design makes it difficult. They are well-padded and supportive, but they aren’t ideal for long-distance driving.
An additional 18 horsepower and six pounds of torque are added to the normal Z. Nissan’s naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6 engine to bring the Z’s total output to 350 hp and 276 lb-ft. An additional 5.3 horsepower and 2.5 lb-ft of torque can be unlocked along with a more aggressive exhaust tone with a Z 2.4-inch cat-back exhaust system, which is available for $1,850 when added to the drivetrain. Even though it looks rough, the Z’s V6 engine is a classic piece of mechanical work and a big part of what makes it so interesting and raw.
SynchroRev Match, which automatically blips the throttle to improve downshifts, is included in the Z’s standard six-speed manual transmission. Other than being a pure buzzkill, the optional seven-speed automatic transmission is slow and clumsy. It removes the driver from the experience that the Z provides. Traditionalists would agree that the manual is a better match.
2024 Nissan Z Release Date and Price
The basic MSRP for the 2024 Z remains at $45,790, the same as it was in 2019. Adding an automatic transmission costs an additional $1,400. Taxes, registration, and licensing costs are not included in this price, nor is the $895 Nissan shipping and handling fee. There are a variety of performance and cosmetic enhancements available for the Z, but none have been built specifically for it. The base price of the Z will rise to a little over $50,000 when equipped to the hilt.