after the nissan 370z’s eleven-year production run, the arrival of its successor—now simply called z—has been hotly anticipated. unveiled last fall with a 400-hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter v-6, the z was originally scheduled to go on sale in the u.s. this spring. but after a press release stated that the z was delayed for the japanese market, nissan has confirmed to car and driver that the z’s american release date has also been pushed back to summer 2022.
in a statement, a nissan representative told car and driver that “due to unforeseen supply chain issues that are affecting the entire industry, there has been a slight delay to the summer of 2022.” nissan’s consumer website still lists “spring 2022” as the launch date.
nissan has yet to announce pricing for the 2023 z, but we expect the two-seat coupe to start around $40,000. the z will offer three trim levels. the base z sport comes with a 12.3-inch instrument display, cloth seats with faux suede inserts, and plenty of driver-assistance features. stepping up to the z performance stiffens the suspension and adds stronger brakes, a limited-slip differential, and 19-inch rays wheels. the interior gains heated leather seats and an upgraded audio system. there will also be the z proto spec, which acts as a launch edition and is essentially a z performance model with special colors and trim.
nissan will likely reveal detailed pricing information closer to the z’s now delayed on-sale date.