Nissan unveiled the 400Z Proto, a new generation of the legendary Z sportscar, at a virtual event beamed around the world from the Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama. Visually it pays respect to 50 years of Z heritage. At the same time, it’s a thoroughly modern sportscar.
The link to the original Z is most striking when viewing the Z Proto from the side. The 19-inch alloy wheels and dual exhausts complete the Z Proto’s road presence.
Yellow accents are found throughout the cabin, including stitching on the instrument panel. The seats feature special yellow accenting and a layered gradation stripe in the center of the seats to create depth.
In a link to the modern sportscars the Z’s instrumentation has all the important information in a 12.3-inch digital display and arranged to help the driver grasp it at a glance. Note the redline shift point is at the twelve o-clock position.
Power will come from a V6 twin turbocharged engine and is sent to the rear wheels. Fascinatingly it only comes with a six-speed manual transmission.
Lots more details will come from Nissan in the near future. Personally we can’t wait for the time we can get our backsides into the new Z.