All-New 2023 Nissan Z Combines Classic Cues, Modern Performance
Reborn sports car proves both evolutionary and thrilling to drive
The reincarnated 2023 Nissan Z sports car draws elements and lines from the prior six generations, resulting in a design that is both fresh and immediately recognizable as a Z. It has the classic long, sloped hood and wide rear flanks that evoke the early versions of this storied nameplate, and numerous little details, like the grille and taillight shapes, that Nissan enthusiasts may recognize.
The new Z, which drops the numerical prefix, remains close to the mechanical formula honed over the last two generations. It looks evolutionary and more upscale than the previous 370Z that has been around for a decade.
What we rented: 2023 Nissan Z Performance
Powertrain: 400-hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine; 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive
Options: Floor mats, $400; illuminated kick plates, $500; two-tone paint, $1,295
Destination fee: $1,025
Total cost: $53,210