Video: 20 Years Ago, Nissan Shared Another New Z Inspired by the 240Z

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nzeUvloWsa4

After waiting in excitement for what may have felt like forever, the Nissan Z Proto is finally here. What better way to celebrate the unveiling of the next-generation prototype than with a look back at the last time Nissan teased a 240Z-inspired concept car: 1999's 240Z Concept.

A quick internet search says that power came from a KA24DE out of a 240SX and, if you look hard enough, you just might be able to see a little bit of the 350Z in it.

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JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
9/16/20 8:48 p.m.

Great headlights

Vigo (Forum Supporter)
Vigo (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/17/20 10:33 a.m.

That is the car that single-handedly made me blah on the 350z. The concept was 'the right size' (and weight) while a 350z is to me, about 400lbs too big.  The 370z was a slight bit of progress by being more aggressive looking and faster and visually bulkier to justify roughly the same weight, but there's just something 'so right' about a 2400-2900 lb sporty car and the concept teased that and made the actual 350z seem a bit fat. The FRSBRZ86mobile got that part dead on. Picture that with 350/370 power levels and you've got exactly what Nissan SHOULD have built.  

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