ChrisTropea Associate Editor
9/2/22 10:30 a.m.

How does the 2023 Nissan Z perform on track? Is faster than a Toyota Supra?

Spoiler alert: it's not.

[Why are we so disappointed with the new Nissan Z?]

Keep watching to get our full track test and data review for the next-gen Z-car.

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9/2/22 3:00 p.m.

Zcars have never been known to be quick - could corner well but straight line speed has never been something to right home about.

The design issue I have is the black top on this one. Would look better to me if the entire car was painted yellow. Wonder if the black could be painted. 

Overall the look of the car is good and would be one that having previously owned 2 280's and 1 350 I would consider buying. 

John Prieve
John Prieve New Reader
9/3/22 1:30 p.m.

I am wondering if just like the VW Diesel scandal, the ECU senses it's on dyno and therefore delivers the Z's advertised horsepower and torque. On the track, the ECU may cut power to avoid overheating or warranty issues. I would suggest going back to the track with a OBD2 scanner and monitor the TPS sensor to see if the ECU is commanding full throttle.

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