New Nissan Z sports car to be unveiled next week

New Nissan Z sports car to be unveiled next week

The Z has been a special car in Nissan’s portfolio since its unveiling in 1969. This is evident from the fact that Nissan has developed six generations of the Z and is now preparing to offer the seventh generation model. The new Nissan Z will roll off its cover next week, August 17. The Japanese marque presented the new Z prototype in September last year and also shared engine and drivetrain details. So clearly, a lot is already known about the sports car that will debut in a few days. However, it remains to be seen whether the production model retains most of the design elements of the prototype.

According to information shared by Nissan, the new Z will take inspiration from some of the initial Z models, but combine that retro appeal with modern styling. The general silhouette with the sharply falling soft top and teardrop-shaped headlights pay homage to the first-generation model. Sleek taillights with a rectangular section, on the other hand, are reminiscent of the 300ZX while the LED daytime running lights are inspired by the 240ZG of the 1970s. All of these retro elements are offset by a rectangular grille with oval grille fins, carbon fiber treatment on the side skirts and front lower lip, 19-inch sports alloy rims and dual exhausts.

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The Nissan Z prototype had a clean dashboard but with a hint of retro appeal, especially highlighted by the door handles. However, the 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, new flat-bottom steering wheel, large touchscreen system and horizontal air vents help make the interior contemporary.

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Nissan has already revealed that the seventh generation Z will be powered by a new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine offered in combination with a six-speed manual gearbox. It’s possible that the company will also offer the option of an automatic transmission, although most purists will be content with the manual transmission. This and other details like performance specs will be revealed next week.

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