My guess is that the performance will be between $45k and $48k. The price difference between a base and sport+touring was $8k but I’m hoping some magic happens and it’s closer to the $45k. That said, I won’t be able to buy for a couple/few years.
Nissan unveiled the Nissan Z, not 400Z, on 8/17/21 and they said then it would be available Spring 2022. This is the only official information and anything that was given previously was rumor or guessing.
I have to admit that I am, like this journalist, intrigued by the idea of a budget electric sports car. That said, that is 100% a trickle-down technology that won't be available for the unwashed masses for several more years. Then again, we may be heading in the direction where only upper-class...
For grins, I looked up the price difference for different trims for the 370 and the sport vs performance seems to be the same as the base vs sport-touring and the price difference there was about $8000. I'm hoping for not higher than $45,000, for the performance, though.