The Chevrolet Camaro could have more than just the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger to contend with in the near future. A new report from Autocar claims Nissan has given the OK for a successor to the 370Z, called the 400Z.
Why should the Chevy Camaro be worried? According to the publication’s sources, there’s a 475-horsepower 400Z Nismo variant coming with all-wheel drive.
The 400Z, should the information prove correct, will be twinned with the next Infiniti Q60, which would make the 400Z larger than the current car. It would also share a rear-wheel-drive platform and powertrains. The powertrain, in particular, is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. In standard guise it would make 400 hp, the aforementioned Nismo model is what could take on the Camaro SS.
The publication’s report comes with a few grains of salt attached. Specifically, the report claims the 400Z will debut in concept form at the 2018 Tokyo Motor Show. However, there is no Tokyo Motor Show this year. The car could debut at the Tokyo Motor Salon, though it seems rather unlikely.
If everything does pan out, the production 400Z will debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2020 model. By then, the Camaro could certainly hold an edge over the rumored 400Z in SS trimmings.