Whenever business resumes as usual (or semblance of that) in the automotive industry, we expect news to come fast and furious – and one or more bits of news will involve the next-generation Nissan Z.
So far, we know the model is supposed to harken back to the roots of the original model, which we can all agree is great news. That retro esthetic evidently extends to the logo that will feature on the car. Motor Trend discovered a trademark filing made by Nissan's Canadian division. The letter Z of the logo has never been seen in this exact form, although it features traits and details of the logo seen on the first two versions of the model, the 240 and 280.)
The trademark request was made on March 12 contains a reference to an eventual "sports car".
The new Z logo unmistakably resembles that of the original 240Z. Nissan kept the crossbar of that Z with the 280ZX, but it was dropped with subsequent variants.