Nissan announced a new sports car Z Proto

Nissan announced a new sports car Z Proto

September 1, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Japanese company has announced a new member of the Z-Series sports family. The debut of the novelty, which will become the ideological successor of the cult 370Z model, will take place on September 15.

Contrary to reports published by overseas Auto Express that the next Z-Series won’t debut until the end of 2022, Nissan has officially announced that the 370Z successor will be unveiled two weeks from now. Instead of receiving the 400Z designation as previously thought, the sports car will be called the Z Proto. The debut will take place on September 15th.

To ease the wait, Nissan has released a new teaser for its rear-wheel-drive coupe, although it doesn’t say much about the new product.

At the end of May, we were shown the silhouette of a long-awaited car that should compete with Toyota Supra / BMW Z4. The company does not want to go into details about its new sports car yet, only says that the car “combines 50 years of experience in the development of sports cars.”

While official details regarding the specs remain unknown, the Z Proto is expected to be heavily based on the 370Z, meaning it won’t be a completely new model. It could have up to 400 horsepower or more in the powerful version of the Nismo thanks to the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6.

Nissan is believed to have plans to sell the Z Proto with a choice between a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission. A significantly improved cabin with the best materials and the latest technology awaits us.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the 30-year-old Nissan 240SX was sold more expensive than the new Nissan 370Z. Production year 1990 Nissan 240SX sold for $ 32,750 at recent US online auction