The 2023 Nissan Z Performance hits dealerships this summer, priced from $49,990 USD, and what better way to show how it performs than by pitting it against the Toyota Supra 3.0 and Ford Mustang Mach-1 in a drag racing showdown? That’s exactly what Hagerty did, and the results may surprise you, despite the Z Performance being powered by a twin-turbo 3.0L V6 generating 400 hp.
As for its competitors, the Toyota Supra 3.0 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0L inline-6 engine making 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque, while the Mustang Mach01 boasts a 5.0L V8 producing 480 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. On paper, things don’t look good for the Nissan Z Performance, and for those rooting for this vehicle, let’s just say you’ll need a few upgrades to compete with the others in a straight line. All of these vehicles combined would not hold a candle to this 1300 hp Nissan GT-R.
- Authentically detailed LEGO replica of the legendary Toyota GR Supra, plus racing driver minifigure
- With its wider 8-stud chassis, the collectible model car toy has room for 2 minifigures and lots of authentic detailing
- Driver minifigure has a Toyota racing suit, safety helmet and wrench, providing plenty of inspiration for imaginative, high-speed play
The 2023 Z boasts a fresh and sleek exterior design with a silhouette that communicates respect to its lineage with its long hood and short deck. Inside, the driver-centric cockpit takes inspiration from past Z generations with its traditional three analog pod gauges while including modern amenities like a 12.3-inch customizable racing-inspired TFT meter and available 9.0-inch touchscreen display,” said the company.