New Nissan 400Z Rendered Based on Teaser, Looks Spot On

It wasn't until last fall that we were able to spot a test car for the next-generation Nissan Z car. However, that was actually a mule, concealing the new hardware under the body of the outgoing 370Z, so we've had to wait until last week's teaser to check out the actual look of the newcomer. Well, since the foggy media Nissan delivered confirmed the rumors about the retro-inspired styling of the future sportscar, we are now here with a rendering that builds on the said design.
New Nissan 400Z Rendered 4 photos
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The square(-ish) mouth and the round headlights we have here are clearly a nod to the 240Z that started it all (by the way, here's a rendering of the roadster body style Nissan never offered).

As for the dual daytime running lights, these may remind one of the Ferrari Roma, which, let's face it, isn't exactly a negative aspect at this price point (more on this below).

Nevertheless, the line going from the top of the windscreen to the rear fascia and the generous "hips" reinforce the classic sportscar vibes - we must thank Instagram label Future Cars Now for this visual exercise, which appears to be the accurate type.

When it comes to tech side of the newcomer, building a business case for a dedicated RWD sportscar platform is as difficult as it gets in today's SUV-focused market, so, as it has happened with the past two Z cars, the fresh arrival is expected to share its platform with Infiniti's "base" coupe, which, in this case, is the Q60.

As such, the launch engine for the vehicle could be the 400 hp turbocharged V6 powering the said Infiniti in its Red Sport 400 trim, as well as the Q50.

Not even the nameplate of the go-fast machine has been confirmed yet, with "400Z" appearing to follow the pattern established by the predecessors of the vehicle.

We should see the Nissan 400Z landing within the next twelve months or so, with this coming as a 2022 model. Oh, and the Internet has massive expectations for the sportscar, envisioning a machine that's more powerful and also more affordable than the Mk V Toyota Supra.

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