Nissan teases the next Z car

A mix between a 240Z and a 300ZX. If this is true, then we already love it.

It’s been a long wait for the replacement Z car from Nissan. First released over 10 years ago, the current Z is well overdue for a replacement, but keen Z enthusiasts won’t have much longer to wait – with a prototype to be revealed on the 16th of September.

This teaser sketch was posted to Instagram by Nissan Motor Corporation’s executive design director Alfonso Albaisa, and it shows a positively resembling 240Z fastback design with rear tail-lights from a Z32 300ZX.

If the teaser and the prototype looks anything like the impending production car, it’ll be the first time the car’s design has drastically changed in over 18 years, harking back upon the Z’s of the 20th century. If the rumours are true, then Nissan has taken the most iconic design elements from their older cars and mashed it into one. We think that’s brilliant.

The production car based on the soon-to-be-uncovered proto, rumoured to be called ‘400Z’, will likely have a twin-turbo V6 engine with an estimated 300kW (400hp) of power. We hold out hope that this will be a derivative of the VR38DETT found in the R35 GT-R, but it’s more than likely that it’ll be the engine from the Infiniti Q50 & Q60 Red Sport.

It could also share a platform with the Infiniti Q60, as Nissan is not in the best current financial position to be splurging out on an all-new platform.


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