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Nissan Z Proto: Fairlady sudah kembali, V6 twin-turbo, 6-kelajuan manual

Sejak dipertontonkan secara samar dalam video acah pada bulan Mei yang lalu, ia telah menjadi perbualan hangat terutama buat warisan kereta sport "Z". Ia bakal dikenali sebagai Nissan 400Z. Buat masa ini, Nissan hanya mempertontonkan Nissan Z Proto yang bakal menjadi kereta Z yang baru. Seperti namanya, ia masih sebuah prototaip. Malah Nissan juga belum memanggilnya sebagai 400Z. Secara keseluruhan, reka bentuk Z Proto mengambil inspirasi daripada beberapa kereta Z yang terdahulu. Ia kelihatan m


Sep 17, 2020

A Devil Z for Gen Z - the Nissan 400Z is the affordable sports car of 2021

Fresh from the hype of the newest-generation of Nissan’s Z car, the Nissan Z Proto, some of us in the media were invited for a virtual roundtable discussion with Nissan’s Chief Designer, Alfonso Albaisa. In the discussion, the Cuban-American designer talked about what inspired the Z Proto, and from the overall looks, the most obvious inspiration was the first-generation 240Z (S30). Those of you who spent some time and money at the arcade would recognise the 240Z as the infamous "Devil Z" in the

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Sep 17, 2020

Nissan working on new Z sports coupe for 2021 – will be called 400Z?

The Nissan Z sports coupe (or known as Fairlady Z in Japan) is one of Nissan's successful rear-wheel-drive sports car line ever produced, spawning a legacy of over 50 years. Currently, the Nissan 370Z on sale is well over 11 years old and has passed its glory days against more modern and established rivals in the market. Last month, Nissan reportedly filled a new trademark featuring the letter Z in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which sparks rumours of an all-new Z-car on the work. The logo

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Apr 17, 2020

The Nissan Z Proto is a better design of the Nissan Z concept car from 1999

The Nissan Z Proto 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. In fact, it is probably a better reworking of what Nissan had done a little over 20 years ago with a Z concept also known as the 240Z Concept. Things weren’t doing so well financially for Nissan in the late nineties. Sure, the Skyline GT-R was about to

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Sep 20, 2020

Nissan Z Proto sticks it old-school – 6-speed manual, twin-turbo V6

Ever since it was first hinted in the “Nissan A-Z” video back in May, the world has been abuzz with Nissan’s latest Z car speculating that it would be called the 400Z. For now, Nissan has just unveiled the Nissan Z Proto, which signals the next-gen Z car. For now, this model as the name suggests is a prototype and not the actual production car. Nissan doesn’t even call it the 400Z, yet. The overall design of the Z Proto takes inspiration from the past Z cars. The overall design is reminiscent of

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Sep 16, 2020

First look under the bonnet of the Nissan Z Proto, 400 PS V6 engine confirmed?

After 13 years of being on sale, Nissan has ceased production of the Nissan 370Z. Fret now, however, as the iconic Z-Car will live on in the form of the Nissan Z Proto. Z Proto is the name given to the prototype version of the upcoming Z-Car, though the rumour mill is saying that the next Z-Car could be christened as the Nissan 400Z. While we know for a fact that the Z Proto’s platform is shared with the older Nissan 370Z, what remained a mystery is the exact powertrain of the upcoming Z-Car. Th


Feb 5, 2021

Nissan and its Z model appear to be getting new logos

BMW and Volkswagen aren’t the only ones going 2D for their logos. Motor Trend stumbled upon a trademark filed by Nissan in Canada for new logos, which appears to be two-dimensional as well. This would suggest a rebranding post-Carlos Ghosn. First up is the logo for the company itself, the silver protruding outline is no more. Replaced with a cleaner and flatter design like what we’ve seen in Volkswagen and BMW. It was first hinted on the Nissan Ariya concept at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Also sp


Mar 20, 2020

The Nissan 400Z might be a 370Z underneath, but that isn’t a bad thing

We’ve covered the Nissan Z Proto when it was unveiled last week and had a roundtable discussion with its designer, Alfonso Albaisa. Clearly, the upcoming 400Z has taken a lot of inspiration from the S30 240Z and the Z32 300ZX. But there are a few inspirations taken from the modern Z cars, the 350Z and 370Z. Alfonso was part of the design team of the 350Z and it became a gateway Z car and was somewhat of a fan favourite. It lasted for 6 years before it was replaced by the 370Z. Unfortunately, the

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Sep 21, 2020

Yoshihiko Matsuo, father of the iconic Datsun 240Z, passes away aged 86

Yoshihiko Matsuo, designer of the iconic Datsun 240Z (or Fairlady Z in Japan), passed away on 11 July 2020. He was 86. Matsuo was born in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture in Southern Japan on July 10,1934. Before he landed his job in Nissan, Matsuo was part of the team that designed the Daihatsu Midget, while he was still a student at the Nihon University College of Art, cited Japanese Nostalgic Car. Upon graduating, Matsuo went straight to Nissan. Amongst the cars he was tasked with designing was the D


Jul 17, 2020

The next Nissan Z (400Z) is a community-centric sports car set to revive the JDM golden age

If you are anything like us in the office, you probably had posters of a white Countach or a red F40 on your wall growing up. Younger readers - somewhere around my age - might've had Skylines or Supras instead. In a roundabout sort of way, that’s what the upcoming Nissan Z aims to be. “Great, just another unaffordable halo car that I can’t even dream to own?” Not quite. Read on… Good things going forward Let's show the elephant in the room the door first - it may not even be called the 400Z. “Th


Sep 24, 2020

All-new Nissan 400Z teased, new 405 PS Z-car will tango with the Supra

Nissan has just dropped a teaser video that confirms the imminent arrival of the next-generation Z-car. Expected to be called Nissan 400Z, the upcoming Z-car will supersede the ageing 370Z, which has been on sale since 2008. The Nissan 370Z received numerous updates over its 12-year lifecycle, though the 3.7-litre VQ37VHR remained unchanged. Output figures ranges from 328 PS to 355 PS, depending on model. As for the upcoming 400Z, power could be derived from a 3.0-litre VR30DDTT turbocharged pet


May 29, 2020

Nissan Z Proto won’t go on sale in Europe, proves that Toyota was right with Supra all along

The Nissan Z Proto has won itself many fans and the change in narrative is nice for a company that has been dragged through the mud by the legal tussle involving ex-CEO Carlos Ghosn. As much as we love the Nissan Z Proto, it is important to remember that the car has yet to enter production but keep your fingers crossed because Nissan has repeatedly mentioned that it is committed to producing the Z Proto. However what many forgot is that the new Nissan Z won’t be launched in Europe, or even the U


Sep 28, 2020

Kenapa harga kereta berprestasi Jepun (JDM) 80an dan 90an tiba-tiba mahal?

Baru-baru ini saya perhatikan banyak netizen Facebook riuh rendah tentang trend kereta berprestasi Jepun dari zaman 80an, 90an, sehingga awal tahun 2000 yang dijual dengan harga melebihi nilai sebenar. Malah ada yang mencecah enam angka bagi casis bukan original model tetapi ‘convert’. Apa cerita? Kalau lihat bahagian komen, mesti ada yang meninggalkan komen seperti “mahal tak kena gaya”, “tak berbaloi sebab ‘convert’”, ataupun “kereta dah lama pun harga neraka ke?”. Secara peribadinya, saya ber

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Jan 16, 2021

New 2021 Nissan Navara facelift teased, can it challenge the Hilux and D-Max?

It may seem hard to believe, but since the Nissan Navara was introduced back in 2015, it has yet to receive its mid-life update. But that is set to change, as Nissan has teased the imminent arrival of the facelifted Navara, alongside the iconic Z-car. Compared to the outgoing mode, the Navara facelift appears to receive a new two-tier LED daytime running lights, one above the headlight, and one below. This facelift should keep the Navara up-to-date, as it will be competing against the upcoming T


May 29, 2020

Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Sylphy dan Nissan Teana henti pengeluaran. Tidak lagi berminat?

Berdasarkan laporan daripada Headlightmag, Nissan Motor Thailand telah menghantar notis kepada rangkaian pengedar mereka untuk berhenti menjual 3 model iaitu Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Sylphy dan Nissan Teana. Notis tersebut juga mengarahkan agar kesemua stok sedia ada dihabiskan ataupun ‘dihapuskan’. Dalam notis tersebut, pihak Nissan Motor Thailand menegaskan bahawa Nissan sedang memberi tumpuan terhadap segmen kenderaan subkompak, MPV kompak, kenderaan komersial dan kenderaan mesra alam. Langkah


Sep 10, 2020

BBS memfail bankrap, berapa lama lagi boleh bertahan?

Kita telah lihat corak anyaman rim mereka yang cantik lagi unik. Dengan harganya yang mahal, ia mungkin akan jadi lebih sukar untuk dicari nanti kerana pengilang rim terkemuka, BBS, telah memfail bankrap beberapa hari yang lalu berdasarkan laporan oleh Hypebeast. Kini dimiliki oleh NICE Holdings Co. Korea Selatan, jenama ini telah memfail bankrap di Jerman. Berdasarkan pemfailan yang telah diterjemahkan, ini akan “memberi syarikat tersebut ruang untuk bernafas” dan mereka berkata kebankrapan ini


Jul 20, 2020

Nissan fires shots at GR Supra – upcoming Nissan 400Z to get manual transmission!

Manual drivers rejoice, as Nissan has confirmed that the upcoming Nissan 400Z will be fitted with a three-pedal option. Over the past week, Nissan has dropped a slew of teasers for its new Z-car, including one that has the 400Z’s manual shifter in view, as well as glimpses of the new car’s headlights and wheels. Nissan’s design boss Alfonso Albaisa also posted a sketch of the Z-Car’s rear-end, hinting that the model will get horizontal tail lights – much like the 300ZX. Power is expected to be d


Sep 11, 2020

BBS wheels files for bankruptcy, soon to be no more?

We’ve seen their beautiful weave patterns. Expensive as they are, they could get rarer as renowned wheel manufacturer, BBS, filed for bankruptcy a couple of days ago according to Hypebeast’s report. Currently owned by South Korea’s NICE Holdings Co., the brand has specifically filed for a bankruptcy in Germany. According to the translated filing, this will “give the company breathing space” and cites the bankruptcy is due to falling demands and strain from COVID-19. Acquired by the South Korean


Jul 18, 2020

Is this how the new Nissan Z’s rear-end will look like?

Mark your calendars for 15th September 2020, as Nissan has earmarked the date for the global debut of the Nissan Z sports coupe. We were previously alerted that Nissan is currently working on a new generation of the Nissan Z sports coupe and we’ve also seen renders of the upcoming car. Now, we officially have a date to look forward to! However, it isn’t the very nostalgic video that has us all hyped up, but a sketch uploaded by Nissan Senior VP of Global Design, Alfonso Albaisa himself to his pe


Sep 2, 2020

2021 Nissan 400Z will be electrifying, literally

We’ve heard the announcements and we’ve seen the renders and we know that the 2021 Nissan 400Z is believed to be in the final stages of development, in time for sales next year. Coming off a whole 12 years after the current Nissan 370Z, the next-generation Z car is expected to launch with twin-turbo, 3.0-litre V6. It’ll most likely be based on the current chassis but with significant upgrades and a complete redesign that harks back to the 1969 240Z. Recent teaser images and renders (and we admit


Jul 18, 2020

Scoop: Nissan plans flagship mid-engine sports car with 3.0L V6 for 2024

You're looking at what Nissan's flagship sports car would look like and not only does it look tantalising but so are the specs: Mid-engine, V6-powered, and rear-wheel drive. Are we looking at Nissan's comeback? While last year's Nissan Z Proto brought much excitement to car enthusiasts all over the world, that is clearly an appetiser of exciting things to come from the beleaguered Japanese giant according to Japanese media. The idea of a mid-engine Nissan flagship isn’t brand-new though. More th

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Jan 22, 2021

Yamaha RX-Z, 'tua' namun tetap jadi buruan! Apa rahsianya?

Susah sungguh nak menafikan populariti 'dahsyat' dimiliki motosikal Yamaha RX-Z. Saban tahun, ada saja berita 'pelik' mengenai jentera bertaraf legenda ini sama ada ingin dijual atau dibeli pada harga tak terfikir dek akal, dan ia bukan berita palsu. Baru-baru ini, tular satu laporan di Terengganu di mana sebuah motosikal RX-Z ditawarkan harga setinggi RM50,000. Tetapi disebabkan nilai sentimental yang tinggi, ia tetap gagal memujuk pemiliknya untuk menjual. Apa yang mengejutkan, ia adalah jente


Jan 24, 2021

Honda CR-Z trademarked, but maybe you shouldn’t get too excited

If you’ve been following recent news, you would have noticed that there are numerous reports of Honda trademarking its iconic CR-Z nameplate. That has since snowballed into outlets speculating that Honda could be reintroducing its sporty little hybrid, but is it really the case? We reckon that the CR-Z may not return so soon, due to the following reasons. Car companies tend to trademark names to prevent other companies from using it. It does not really mean that Honda will adopt the CR-Z namepla


Aug 6, 2020

Honda CR-Z ditanda-dagang, tetapi mungkin anda tidak perlu terlalu bersemangat

Sekiranya anda mengikuti berita baru-baru ini, anda perasan bahawa terdapat banyak laporan mengenai Honda yang menandakan tanda nama CR-Z yang ikonik. Perkara yang telah ditukar ini menghasilkan spekulasi bahawa Honda mungkin memperkenalkan hibrid kecilnya yang sporty, tetapi apakah ia benar? Kami berpendapat bahawa CR-Z mungkin tidak akan kembali secepat ini. Mengapa? Syarikat kereta cenderung membuat nama dagang untuk mengelakkan syarikat lain daripada menggunakannya. Ini tidak bermaksud Honda


Aug 7, 2020

Spied: 2021 Nissan NP300 Navara, Mother Trucker gets updated after 6 years

The Nissan Navara, the brand's popular pickup truck, is getting a facelift to help keep it competitive in its hotly-contested segment. The NP300 has been spied doing development rounds in Mexico, in heavy camouflage. This incoming model is part of a 12-new-model assault by Nissan, which includes the new Z-car (you can watch the teaser here). Despite the camouflage, you can see the Navara retains its familiar silhouette, with updates to the grille and headlight design (which now features 2-piece


Jul 6, 2020

Terlalu sentimental, Yamaha RX-Z 5-Speed 1985, RM50k pun takkan jual!

Jika sebelum ini kita pernah dikejutkan dengan berita tular mengenai Yamaha RX-Z yang diiklankan dengan harga 'tak masuk akal', timbul satu lagi cerita baru membabitkan jentera legenda itu, baru-baru ini di Terengganu. Memetik laporan Harian Metro, seorang lelaki Nik Zahari Wan Omar, 58 tahun dari Kampung Pela, Ajil dilaporkan pernah menerima tawaran setinggi RM50,000 daripada seorang ahli perniagaan terhadap motosikal Yamaha RX-Z 5-Speed keluaran tahun 1985 miliknya. Begitupun, beliau yang turu


Jan 19, 2021

Nissan GT-R R36 bakal tampil dengan enjin hybrid tahun 2025?

Nissan GT-R mungkin sebuah model yang sangat lama di pasaran. Walaupun lama, ia tetap mempunyai peminatnya yang tersendiri. Walaupun kebanyakan pesaingnya telah menerima generasi baru, Godzilla telah berada di pasaran sejak 2007 dengan kemas kini terbaru yang dilancarkan pada tahun 2017. Namun, menurut satu media Jepun, Nissan dikatakan sedang merancang untuk GT-R generasi berikutnya dilancarkan pada tahun 2025. Menurut maklumat yang diperoleh oleh Best Car Web, Nissan mempunyai rancangan untuk


Nov 9, 2020

Scoop – Next-gen Nissan GT-R R36 could be launched only in 2025!

The Nissan GT-R R35 is ancient in terms of modern car life cycles. It has been through 4 American Presidents, 4 Malaysian Prime Ministers, and numerous iterations of the iPhone. While its competitors have all gotten new generations, the Godzilla has been marching on since 2007 with a recent update launched in 2017. However, according to a scoop by Japanese media, Nissan is planning for the next-gen GT-R to be launched in 2025. According to information obtained by Best Car Web, Nissan has plans f

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Nov 9, 2020

Yamaha RX-Z versi baharu di Malaysia. Realiti atau sekadar spekulasi liar?

Sekalipun pengeluaran Yamaha RX-Z sudah dihentikan hampir 10 tahun lalu, ada saja berita mengenai motosikal berkuasa 135cc itu akan diproduksi semula di negara ini berikutan popularitinya. Paling terbaharu adalah minggu lalu apabila tular sebuah foto yang menyatakan Yamaha Jepun bercadang untuk menghasilkan semula jentera yang masih menjadi kegilaan rakyat Malaysia itu. Tidak dapat dipastikan ketulenan foto berkenaan tetapi jika ia benar, pengedar rasmi jenama berkenaan di sini iaitu Hong Leong


Jan 31, 2021

Forget the CR-X, the Honda CR-Z was a fine successor to another Honda legend

From the BMW 8 Series to the Toyota Supra, it seems every old name is making a comeback. Even relatively new ones too. Or if the recent news of Honda trademarking the CR-Z name is anything to go by. Calm down now. As we have pointed out previously, companies do trademarks simply to ensure nobody else uses the name. There is little evidence to support the claim many sites are banging out that a second-generation CR-Z is imminent. However, the news does warrant a little introspection to ask the im


Aug 14, 2020