- nissan has released another teaser for the new z sports car.
- it shows the car's silhouette and badge, along with the headlights and taillights that are inspired by historic z models.
- a prototype version of the new nissan z will debut september 15.
the new nissan z's design will take inspiration from its predecessors, if this new teaser video is any indication. it draws a clear line between the original 240z and the new model's headlight shape, while also showing the taillights that are clearly a nod to the legendary 300zx of the early 1990s.
we can also see the silhouette of the z, which nissan has teased before, and the car's new badge that's on the rear flank of the car. it appears to have a similar shape as the current model, but the details should make it look far more modern than the 370z, which arrived way back in 2009.
we expect the new z to be called 400z and be powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter v-6 engine. it'll retain the classic front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and will hopefully come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. (if it doesn't, we'll be disappointed.) the so-called "z proto" that debuts september 15 will likely be similar to the eventual production model that should arrive later this year before going on sale sometime in 2021.