It’s still too early to know for sure, but Nissan is very likely to offer both a six-speed manual and an automatic gearbox option. Not only will this satisfy fans, but also gives the 400Z row your own gear bragging rights over its main rival, the automatic-only Toyota Supra.
Sources also claim Nissan’s performance sub-brand, Nismo, is working on a more powerful and faster 400Z. The current 370Z Nismo only has a 16 hp advantage over the standard car, but turbocharging gives engineers a greater ability to squeeze out even more power.
At the moment, Nissan has to decide on a reveal date and there’s a very good chance the coronavirus pandemic will alter any original plans. But rest assured, the twin-turbo Nissan 400Z is coming.