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Nissan Z sports car coming to India?

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Nissan could be planning to add a second car to its sports-car portfolio in the Indian market. The brand has filed trademarks for the ‘Nissan Z’ moniker in the Indian market. This leads us to believe that the Japanese car manufacturer could be planning to introduce the 7th generation Nissan Z in India. Nissan could be planning to retail the Nissan Z alongside the Nissan GT-R in the Indian market. According to the Indian Intellectual Property Office, the patents for the Nissan Z moniker were filed on 9th February 2022. However, the name was accepted, advertised and added to the journal on 4th April, 2022. 

Nissan Z – Highlights

The Nissan Z made its debut back in August 2021, bringing forward more than 50 years of legacy. In its 7th generation, the car pays tribute to the first-generation Z (S30) and the 300ZX (Z32). At its launch, the brand revealed that Nissan had sold more than 1.8 million Zs to date, making it a global sports car. Nissan not only offers a bright pearlescent yellow exterior paint – “Ikazuchi Yellow”, paying homage to the first-generation model. But also offers colour options such as – Black Diamond Metallic, Gun Metallic and Rosewood Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Boulder Gray, Seiran Blue, Passion Red TriCoat and Everest White Pearl TriCoat, available with a Super Black roof. 

Nissan Z – Powertrain

Powering the 7th generation Nissan Z is a VR30DDTT turbo-petrol engine. The 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 motor features an aluminium block/head. The engine on the Nissan Z also comes with Electronic Variable Valve Timing Control (E-VVT). Features include a micro-finished crankshaft and camshaft. Also, the engine consists of a silent cam chain and drive-by-wire throttle technology. This helps the engine produce 400 Hp of power and 475 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed manual transmission with close-ratio and an EXEDY motorsport-inspired high-performance clutch. In addition to this, the manual gearbox features SynchroRev Match, allowing heel-toe-like downshifting. The brand also offers a 9-speed automatic transmission with electronic control, manual shift mode, launch control and downshift rev-matching. 

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