Nissan is set to preview the design of its next-generation Z sports car with the reveal of a prototype later this month, but the automaker has already been dropping some major clues.
In August we got a look at the car’s silhouette and signature of its daytime running lights in a shadowy teaser video, and now Nissan’s design chief, Alfonso Albaisa, has shown a sketch of the car’s rear three-quarter view on his Instagram page.
What stands out most is the rectangular panel spanning the rear, which encloses a pair of horizontal light strips that form the taillight clusters. The design is a clear nod to the Z32 300ZX (shown below) launched in 1989.
This ties in with information revealed by dealer sources in January, that the new Z, the Z35 generation, would feature retro styling inspired by the original 240Z for the front and the Z32 300ZX at