Staff members at an overseas logistic hub took the opportunity to share photos of the all-new Nissan Fairlady Z. Apart from just black tape over the brand emblems, there is no attempt by the vehicle’s owner to thoroughly cover the Nissan.
On the outside, this Nissan looks more like a production car, rather than the Z Proto that was shown in September. Apart from the existing red-painted brake calipers, Nissan seems to have carried over all of the Z Proto to the production all-new Fairlady Z. Brilliant!
The Nissan might look production-ready, but the flat, texture-less dashboard suggests this unit is probably pre-production or something more advanced in its prototype phase. Nonetheless, all the key features are already in place, such as the fully digital driver’s display, three-gauge meter pod, hand brake lever and shift-by-wire selector knob for the assumed automatic transmission.
The steering wheel also maintains the ‘Z’ emblem from the Z34 model, which is strangely in a full circular shape unlike the flat-bottom units seen in mass-market cars such as the Nissan Almera Turbo, Nissan Serena and Nissan Leaf. Shift paddles are also seen in this example.
The new two-seat sports car is purportedly called the 400Z, will not be seeing an engine displacing four litres. Instead, it’ll inherit a non-electrified 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine as seen on Infiniti models plus the Japan-only Skyline 400R, with power outputs around the tune of 405 hp and 480 Nm of torque, where the model will get its name from.
Production is tipped to begin sometime in 2022, with deliveries starting in 2023 but with the engineering prototype already out in the wild so soon, the timelines might just be shortened considerably.
Spied all-new Nissan Fairlady Z versus Z Prototype