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Sports Car - Concept
Although this is not the final production form for the next Z, it is still close to what we will receive. Nissan has done a great job at keeping the new Z true to its form, but they have still have a few things that this model could use. With a few more added features the new Z could push itself over the top in the sports car ring. Let's just hope that Nissan takes the call for change as this model could use some added features.
Up front the oversized and all too rectangular grille needs a bit more attitude to bring it in line with today's lineup. Nissan could taper the corners and add in their famous V styled accent to help blend the front a bit better. This could help push this model into our A+ territory. We are not asking Nissan to blend the grille and lights together like their other products, but we do ask for something else to help this grille look less like a giant square void in the front.
Out back some colour enhancement to the rear diffuser could help it stand out more and bring in a bit more sport appeal to this little sports car. Along with this it is noticeable how both the front and rear are lacking any gilles. These could be used to help cool the brakes while enhancing the overall sport appeal of the new Z. Add to this a need for rear some rear reflectors and a lack of any sensors and you start to see how this model is yet to be completed.
Along the side Nissan has done a great job at staying true to their original form. Although the original form did have a lack of any true character, this has been updated for 2020 with the addition of the lower side sills. These sills along with their carbon fibre look, help break up the size and add in some much needed character which has been lost on all of the Z products. We do ask that Nissan downplays on where they added the Z logo, as both the placement and material do not work with this side profile.
All around the new Z Proto does keep true to its original lines while integrating a few new features that help bring it into the 2020's. You can see how the outline of the past two generations are still here while integrated more from the original 69 design. This does help give this model the feeling of modern-retro sports car and ensures everyone knows what product it is. In the end we just hope that Nissan will make a few changes to this model before it hits our showroom, as it just doesn't seem perfect yet.