New car Nissan Z showed in the imagesSeptember 2, 2020
In the sketch, the model is decorated in a retro style.
The new Nissan Z car, which was originally announced at the end of May, and this week the model was presented in a teaser, with which the company announced the official premiere on September 15th. The brand will probably show a prototype, given the use of the word “Proto” in the announcement.
Apart from Nissan’s ongoing teaser campaign, the company’s senior vice president of global design, Alfonso Albaiza, posted an interesting sketch to his personal Instagram account. While you might be tempted to say this is a second-generation 300ZX (Z32) drawing because of the stacked horizontal taillights, the silhouette of the car matches the original teaser taken a few months ago.
The design sketch is in line with a report from early May that the next Z Car will receive rectangular taillights inspired by the Z32 headlights. The same report suggested round LED headlights borrowed from the 1960s Fairlady Z, which teasers showed to be accurate. While the exterior will be retro in style, the interior is said to have been updated with the latest technology and more refined materials.
Everything will be revealed in two weeks, as Z Proto is set to premiere on September 15th. It will most likely be an almost production-ready prototype, and we hope the production model is not far behind. Most likely, this will not be the final name, as we tend to believe that the sports car will receive the name 400Z, but at the moment there is no official information.
It is widely believed that the revamped sports car will be powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine producing around 400 horsepower. Most likely a manual transmission is planned for enthusiasts, along with an automatic transmission. Like the engine, the platform can be borrowed from the Infiniti Q60 as this is not the best time to invest in a new sports car architecture. This is especially true given Nissan’s current financial position.
The road-going Nissan 400Z could arrive in 2021.
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