Nissan unveils Z Proto � new Z car with a V6, manual gearbox

Nissan unveils Z Proto � new Z car with a V6, manual gearbox


Nissan has unveiled a prototype of the Z Proto signalling its intent to launch a new generation of the legendary Z sports car. Shown at a virtual event beamed around the world from the Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama, the prototype features a new design inside and out, as well as a V6 twin-turbocharged engine with a manual transmission.

The prototype has been designed and developed in Japan. The car’s silhouette appears to be an evolution of the original model. It is also finished in a bright yellow pearlescent paint, which was a popular paint scheme on both the first-generation Z (S30) and the 300ZX (Z32) and a black roof. Other features include teardrop-shaped LED headlights with two half-circles that were seen on the Japan-spec 240ZG of the 1970s and LED tail lamps inspired by the 300ZX (Z32). The car gets carbon fibre treatments on the side skirts, front lower lip and rear diffuser along with dual exhausts.

The car measures 4,382 mm in length, 1,850 mm in width and 1,310 mm in height. It runs on 19-inch alloy wheels shod with 255/40 section tyres at the front and 285/35 section tyres at the rear.

The interior features a black theme with yellow accents throughout the cabin and seats with yellow accenting and a layered gradation stripe in the centre, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with a redline shift point at the twelve o-clock position and a deep dish steering wheel.

The Z Proto is powered by a V6 twin-turbocharged engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

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