The last of the “zetka” family, the 370Z, has been in production since 2009. Despite the fact that emissions regulations and other difficulties do not wish for the sports coupe, Nissan has decided to introduce a new generation. So far, this is a pre-production car called the Z Proto.
In the past, Nissan used this designation for the GT-R supersport just before the premiere of the essentially unchanged pre-series variant. So it can be assumed that we are looking at a car more or less ready for production.
The novelty is real retro. Belonging to his family is already reported by the typical sloping roof and the overall profile with a long hood. The predecessor is also reminiscent of rounded headlights or 300ZX-style taillights.
Nissan 240Z, sold in Japan as the Fairlady Z.
Nissan 300ZX gen. Z32.
Also in the interior with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, we can find links, but especially to our predecessors. It was also characterized by details such as round door handles or a trio of analog indicators.
They also display data about the engine, which is a six-cylinder engine with 400 horsepower and a torque of 474 newton meters. Nissan has not yet shared more detailed technical specifications. It is assumed to be a unit from the American Infiniti Q60. The supercharged fork engine would then have a displacement of three liters.
However, the Japanese confirmed that this is a car of a classic concept, ie with a longitudinal engine and rear-wheel drive. For traditionalists, there is also a manual transmission.
When the serial model arrives, it should target the United States in particular. “In terms of European sales, the shrinking European sports car market and specific emissions regulations mean that Nissan has not been able to create a viable business plan to launch a production version of the next-generation Z in Europe,” a spokesman for Carscoops told spokesman.
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