Published on September 3rd, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
New Nissan Z Car Prototype Coming in 2 Weeks, Rear Teased
Ever since Carlos Ghosn was forcefully ejected from his position at the helm of Nissan, the company has been moving quickly to make a comeback. Well, truth be told, they’re absolutely in need of a comeback. One part of their strategy has been to renew their aging Z car, as the current 370Z has been on sale for over 12 years. The first hint of a new Z car came well over a year after Ghosn’s arrest, and it came in the form of a video celebrating 50 years of the Z.
Though Nissan did not explicitly say that a new car was being developed at the time, but the video got a few people excited at the prospect.
They first officially teased the Z car at the end of May with this “A-Z” video on youtube.
And just this week, it seems Nissan have been trying to ramp up the excitement around the new Z car’s imminent launch with another Z-themed video. This time confirming that the prototype for the next Z car was just around the corner:
Following the video’s launch, it was speculated that the new “Z Proto” would be revealed sometime in mid-September 2020. That’s right, in just 2 weeks we ought to have an idea of what the next generation Z car is going to look and feel like.
More recently, the Senior Vice President of Global Design for Nissan posted this minimalist sketch that COULD be the rear end of the next Z car. The accompanying text doesn’t indicate that it is a teaser for the next Z, but there are some clues we can pick up on, such as the roofline that matches what was earlier shown as well as the retro-styled ‘Z’ logo on the rear pillar that will likely be featured on the new Z.
The rear taillights shown here are oddly reminiscent of the 300ZX generation Z car.
We really like this combination of the early generation Z car’s roofline and headlight cluster design with the rear end of the 300ZX. Retro-inspired designs can be quite interesting when done right, as cars like the Ford Bronco have proved.