Nissan 400Z Revealed in New 3D CAD Filing Patent
3D CAD renders from a recent Nissan patent filing with IP Australia have revealed what the production model of the 400Z will look like. The design was shown in multiple 3D CAD views on NewNissanZ.com. The design appears to closely follow the Z Proto concept car revealed in September 2020. The renders appear to show that the 400Z will follow an evolutionary-retro approach in terms of the design language.
The 400Z will replace the 370Z and is expected to use an updated 3.0-litre 400bhp twin-turbo V6. The sports coupe will feature a 6-speed manual gearbox. The Proto Z Concept featured a fully digitally enabled driver’s cockpit.
However, the technology is no longer reserved for concepts and is becoming widely available as a standard feature in most new cars. Expect to see it in the production-ready 400Z.
The 400Z will launch in 2022 in Japan, USA and Australia and is unlikely to be sold in Europe.