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Nissan unveils the first new Z sports car in more than a decade
« on: September 30, 2020, 04:27:25 PM »

On Tuesday night, Nissan unveiled the Z Proto, providing preliminary information on the new Nissan Z sports car model in more than a decade.The Z Proto, which Nissan calls the "development education vehicle", is a "close-to-production prototype", according to the company.Nissan's Z cars have long been a passionate follower, and the early models became collectibles, original 240Zs in good condition, valued at about $ 20,000 today, according to collector car estimates at Hagerty, but the 1971 model that didn't Only 21,000 miles were normally sold on auction sites. Last January for $ 310,000.

The latest production model, sold as the 370Z in the xo United States, was released in 2009 and has not been redesigned since.The Z Proto features a number of design elements drawn from the previous Z models.The shape of the bonnet and headlights are reminiscent of the classic 240Z sports car proportions.The pearly yellow hue of the prototype conveys the resulting yellow. Get popular in the early days Inside, the Z Proto has a deep-dish steering wheel, reminiscent of classic performance cars of the late 1960s and early 70s.The Z Proto also has a manual transmission, a feature that is rare today even in sports cars. Under the hood, the Z Proto has a turbocharged V6 engine, although Nissan hasn't given any details on size or power.The taillights are modeled after the 1990's 300ZX, a model that brings a new, more modern flat design to the Z.
The original 1970 Z Datsun 240Z was widely praised by Americans' perception of Japanese cars (at the time, Nissan sold cars in the United States under the name Datsun) .There were previously Japanese sports cars, including Nissan. But the 240Z is different. It is relatively inexpensive, unlike Toyota's beautiful yet expensive 2000GT, while offering compelling performance.Z is really a game changer, ”says Ben Hsu, the site's editor. And the author of the book "Classic Japanese Performance Cars" said. "It has the power of a bigger sports car. But it doesn't cost much The same is true for larger and more expensive sports cars like Porsches and whatever.

The Nissan Fairlady Z coupe, which was launched simultaneously in Japan, the Datsun 240Z has been designed specifically for the US market. There were two major changes for the American market. First, the American Z had a bigger and more powerful engine, and the Fairlady name was reduced by the number.The number will continue to grow in subsequent models, including the 280ZX, 300ZX, and 370Z.Meanwhile, the Fairlady name continues in Japan.Nissan hasn't said when the new Nissan Z will hit the market or how much it will cost.Hsu said he hopes the new version will remain true to highlight the original Z's performance at a more affordable price, with more emphasis on enjoyment. Performance statistics The world doesn't need a supercar anymore,” he said. “The world is full of crazy fast and expensive supercars. What we lack is a car at the bottom of the market.