Within two weeks, Nissan will finally unveil its next-generation Z sports car. Actually what we’ll get is a concept that will prefigure the production version, but from what we're told, the prototype is close to a finished product.
This week, Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's Vice President of Global Design, posted online a sketch that confirms that the back end of the vehicle will pay not-so-subtle tribute to one of the most misunderstood Zs in history.
Posted on Instagram, the image doesn’t reveal the overall design of the Z, but it does give us a good glimpse of its rear end. And, as rumours have been suggesting for some time, the lights are four-piece units, similar to those worn by the 1989-2000 generation 300ZX. Their modern interpretation presents them in a more-slender fashion, but the link to the past is obvious.
The sketch shared by the designer also shows the car's plunging roof line. This time, we find the signature of the original model. This is also the case with the logos mounted directly behind the small rear side windows. The door handles seem to be arranged vertically, as on the current 370Z.