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Nissan is finally updating the Z
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Nissan Z Proto previews hot 400Z with twin-turbo V6, manual transmission

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Suffice it to say, 2020 probably isn't a great time to introduce a new sports car. From the coronavirus pandemic to the recession to seemingly ceaseless natural disasters, it's proving hard enough to launch any new model this year, let alone one into a shrinking niche new-car segment. And yet, that's exactly what this Nissan is doing by setting the table with this Z Proto sports car. Making its debut Tuesday, the Nissan Z Proto previews the coming seventh installment in Nissan's 50-year Z Car history, a franchise that kicked off with the now-iconic Datsun 240Z and has been stuck on Channel 370Z for over a decade.

Conversely, this Nissan Z Proto may be exactly the sort of upbeat distraction -- if not revelation -- that many driving enthusiasts could use right now. Simultaneously new, yet deeply familiar, think of the car seen here as a dishful of high-performance comfort food, arriving at a time where we could all use a familiar face and something to look forward to. Ready or not, world, it's time to get excited for the iconic Z's next chapter.


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GoldenSombrero
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re: Nissan is finally updating the Z
More validation 2020 has given us nothing of value


momentoftruth87
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Ugly rides.


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It was sorely needed, while I have always been a fan of the Z series, not too crazy about the rear on this vehicle.

Just glad to see some car companies selling something besides trucks and SUVs.


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OysterPoBoy
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Nissan wows again!!


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re: Nissan is finally updating the Z
What does a car look like to an ant?
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Potpourri for $800 please Alex?


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YOURADHERE
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re: Nissan is finally updating the Z
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Nissan Z Proto previews hot 400Z with twin-turbo V6, manual transmission



Eat shite Supra/BMW!


ETA: Reminder that the current 370Z has been in production since 2009, that's a long damn time to go without any updates.
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I predict that most sales will be to 50-65 year olds who couldn't afford a new one when they were young but now want one to live out their childhood/young adulthood dream of owning a ZX.
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The Egg
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I need an updated S2000 from honda


dewster
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I predict that most sales will be to 45-65 year olds who couldn't afford a new one when they were young but now want one to live out their childhood/young adulthood dream of owning a ZX.



So basically the same people buying a Camaro and Mustang as a 3rd vehicle.....


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dewster
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Eat shite Supra/BMW!



We are lucky that Nissan didn't throw a CVT into this car.


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BayouBlitz
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re: Nissan is finally updating the Z
The old body style was really tired. This needed a whole new look. And all they did was add some lines.

Fail.


Paul Allen
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When did they introduce this car, 2002?


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jordan21210
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Change the rectangle grill a bit and it’s a winner. Rear end looks nice.


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rowbear1922
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More validation 2020 has given us nothing of value




I disagree. 2020 hasn't been ALL bad...

At least it started off well


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The old body style was really tired. This needed a whole new look. And all they did was add some lines.



To me it really calls back to the original Z cars. I like it personally.










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Shades of Audi from the rear. But arse ugly from the front.


The Egg
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I love it


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BayouBlitz
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The back does for sure. The sides and front are still pretty similar to the previous.

I had a 280Z once. Fun little car. Wouldn't really care for one now. Not without a lot of modifications.


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HeadBusta4LSU
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Bad color to be sitting in your driveway leaking oil


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