Get ready, performance-vehicle fans — Nissan recently unveiled the all-new Nissan Z Proto, showing off a plan to launch a new generation of legendary sports cars.
“The Z represents the joy of driving in its purest form and has helped shape Nissan’s DNA as a passionate, innovative challenger,” said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida. “Ever since the first generation, it has captured the hearts of car enthusiasts all over the world. That’s why we’re so excited today to be able to say to them: Yes, the next one is coming!”
For the newest iteration of the Z sports car, Nissan will take design inspiration from the past — but put a modern spin on it. The Z Proto features an attractive exterior design that is highlighted by bright yellow pearlescent paint. Its teardrop-shaped LED headlights and the shape of its hood are all reminiscent of the original Z, while its sculpted lines and angular roof give it a more futuristic silhouette.
Inside, the sports car blends innovative technologies with vintage design. It comes with yellow accents throughout with stitching on the instrument panel and special accent piping.
Under the hood, the Z Proto packs a punch. It comes with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. There’s no word yet as to the performance numbers, but it will certainly be impressive, solely based on the Z heritage.
The Z Proto is one of ten new Nissan models that the brand will show off throughout North American in the next 20 months. Other upcoming models — coming soon to Nissan Downtown in Toronto — include the Sentra, the Rogue, and the all-new, all-electric Ariya crossover.
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