Nissan Z Proto – Exterior
The 2023 Nissan Z was first shown as the Nissan Z Proto concept car in 2020. Concept to production went ahead with minimal changes as Nissan tends to practice (such as the Ariya EV and Qashqai). The 2023 Nissan Z is a perfect mixture of past Z cars (or as Chief Designer at Nissan, Alfonso Albaisa called it, memories) and the future of Nissan. Some people might say it is merely an evolution of the 370Z but clearly, there is more to that.
Up front, the split circular LED headlamps are a modern interpretation of the 1970’s Nissan Fairlady Z or Datsun 240ZG with the headlamp covers and flowing fenders. Look closely and you will notice the stamping on the bonnet which also appeared on the first generation Z car.
Viewed from the side, the Nissan Z shows its signatory and distinctive design element with the front fender height slightly above the rear edge. The roofline is also given a Katana like element for visual drama. The rear meanwhile takes a cue from the Z32 Nissan 300ZX, where rectangular lighting was in fashion. For the modern 2023 Nissan Z, the LED signature forms the rectangle (or oblong bar) behind a darkened panel.
Thanks to the huge response to the styling elements of the Nissan Z Proto, Nissan is offering a limited-edition called the Nissan Z Proto Spec that includes bright yellow brake calipers with Z logo, bronze-coloured 19-inch forged rims from Rays and exclusive black interior with yellow accents and stitching. The square grille will be finished in black, and Performance grade will add a front spoiler as well as a boot lid spoiler.
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