2023 Nissan Fairlady Z Customized Prototype At Tokyo Auto Salon.
2023 Nissan Fairlady Z
Even though the 2023 Nissan Z had its formal debut in the United States in August 2021, the corresponding Fairlady Z is only now making its debut in Japan.
In Japan, the Z is known as the Fairlady, and Nissan demonstrates how the 400-hp turbocharged sports car can be customized.
Here are the major highlights:
- At the Tokyo Auto Salon, Nissan unveiled a 2023 Fairlady Z Customized Prototype.
- The Z is known as the Fairlady in Japan, but it’s identical to the 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V-6 car marketed here in the spring.
- When the Z arrives, it will cost roughly $40,000 and come with a six-speed manual transmission.
Nissan displays the 2023 Fairlady Z alongside this bright-orange modified prototype at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
This exhibition car is the same new turbocharged coupe that will be sold in the United States, but it takes the recent Z’s classic looks to the next level, not to mention the “Fairlady” badges all over it.
Aside from its appealing color, this unique creation has a split front grille and a variety of black details, further connecting it to its 1970s forerunner.
These can be seen on the hood, side profile, roof, and back of the vehicle.
The original Z Proto, which served as a preview for the production model, is displayed at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
It’s known as the Nissan Fairlady Z Customized Proto, and it’s painted in a vibrant orange color that pays homage to the Z432R. Nissan also added retro-styled black wheels with old tires encased in white lettering to resemble the Z432R race car.
A 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 powers the new Z with 400HP @ 6400 rpm & 350 pound-feet of torque is at 1600 to 5200 rpm.
A 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic with launch control are both available, and there are two models: Sport and Performance, aside from the Proto spec.
If you’re unfamiliar with the model, it was a JDM-only homologation version with four valves per cylinder, three carburetors, and two camshafts.
It was designated “432” because of the straight-six engine’s four valves per cylinder, three carburetors, and two camshafts.
If one comes up for sale, it’ll be one of the most expensive Nissans money can buy these days. For example, a Fairlady Z432R was sold for nearly $800,000 a few years ago.
Price & Date Of Launch
The new-but-not-completely-new Z will sell in the United States early this year, with roughly $40,000. This Customized Prototype should serve as motivation for future owners.