Teaser video shows more of new Nissan Z sports car ahead of Sept. 15 reveal, including likely manual

For fans of Nissan’s Z sports car, the long wait for the next generation in the line, the Z35, is almost over.

Nissan will show the design of its new Z sports car on September 15 with the online reveal of a prototype dubbed the Z Proto.

The automaker has been dropping teasers for the new Z, including the above video which provides new details about the taillight design. The design is inspired by the Z32 300ZX launched in 1989, something already teased by Nissan design chief Alfonso Albaisa last week.

Toward the end of the teaser video, we also see a hand reaching for the gear lever. This most likely indicates that a manual transmission will remain in the new Z. Hopefully it will come with the current Z’s rev-matching feature too, so you can continue to sound like a pro during shifts.

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10 Interior and Tech Features That Impress Us

Whether or not you think the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 is the S-Class of SUVs might depend on the added luxuries and features your money can buy. Then again, the multi-contour front seats with massage function, Burmester sound system, Airmatic suspension, and twin-turbo V-8 that come standard do conform to the S-Class’ refined way of life.

Competing against other heavyweights in the three-row luxury SUV class such as the BMW X7 and Lincoln Navigator, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 and its features have to put up a good fight, and optional upgrades are one way of doing so. The available third-row seat may not accommodate 6-footers, but there’s room to breathe, cupholders, and USB ports. At night the illuminated cabin brings a different kind of energy, and straight shots on deserted roads are exciting with 483 horsepower and Sport+ mode engaged. And why bother to pay for a therapist?

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