Nissan promises to make the new Z as close as possible to the Z Proto

Nissan promises to make the new Z as close as possible to the Z Proto

October 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Officially, the company claims that it is too early to talk about the final approval of the design, but quotes from the company’s management appear in the Japanese press, according to which the issue has already been resolved.

The source of information on this topic was Best Car, which claims that a closed meeting of representatives of the company’s management took place in Japan, including Hiroshi Tamura, known for his role in the creation of the Nissan GT-R. Apparently, the company is pleased with the impression that the experimental Z Proto made on the public, and sees a promising transfer of not only the concept but also specific design details to the production version. The end result was the opinion that “the car will go into production in this form.”

This does not prevent, however, from making some changes. The public praised Nissan’s commitment to showing the Z Proto features of previous generations of Z models, but there was criticism. Most often it touched a rectangular radiator grille, especially in combination with headlights. It is possible that Nissan will heed criticism.

As for the technical part, the issue is also practically resolved, only financial details remain. The car is expected to receive a 3.0-liter V6 borrowed from the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400. The same engine is used in the maximum version of the Nissan Skyline in Japan. The engine power will be 400 hp. (298 kW), torque – 474 Nm. The question is open regarding the transmission and the availability of manual gearbox on the production model, although the Z Proto positioned the manual transmission as one of the main advantages of the project.

There is no information on the date of the new Nissan Z on the market, it is expected that this will happen no earlier than the second half of next year.