Nissan on September 16 unveiled the Z Proto, signaling the company’s 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 car features a new design inside and out, as well as a V-6 twin turbocharged engine with a manual transmission.
First hinted at in a video named ‘Nissan A-Z’ in May, the Nissan Z Proto pays full respect to 50 years of Z heritage. At the same time, it’s a thoroughly modern sports car, said a press release.
“The Z, as a pure sports car, represents the spirit of Nissan,” said Nissan CEO Mr Makoto Uchida. “It’s a key model in our Nissan NEXT transformation plan, and it’s proof of our ability to do what others don’t dare to do, from A to Z. As a Z fan myself, I’m excited to announce that the next Z is coming.”