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Click the image above for more hi-res shots of the 370Z and Infiniti design teasers.

There were crisp images of a blurry car being swapped and discussed today at Nissan 360. When Shiro Nakamura, the head designer at Nissan, revealed the barest hints of a car outline hidden behind a taut sheet of fabric, speculation began as to whether it represented the new Z. The arced flanges over the wheels, and the way they follow the wheels, have 370Z written all over them. However, it doesn't look as if it would fit this rendering exactly -- which is not a bad thing. All Nakamura would say is that we'll be seeing that wheel later this year, which, coincidentally, is when the next Z -- supposedly lighter and four inches shorter than the current car -- is slated to be unveiled.

The other design teaser was a top-view sculpture of future Infiniti design elements. Who knows what or how much of the elements -- like the ducktail rear -- will make it to the final product, and who knows what those features will look like when in production. But it's a good looking piece of art in its own right. A brace of edges peeking out from a sea of crimson undulations -- if they had thrown wheels on it I would have driven it out of the hotel last night.


Our travel and lodging for this media event was provided by the manufacturer.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Call me when they revisit the design of the Z32. Until then they can keep the jellybean with wheels they call a Z.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jellybean you say? I sort of think the current Z looks more like a melting hershey's kiss.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I close one eye and hit my head against the wall I can almost see something that resembles a car in those pictures.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've just been relieved to hear that it will be smaller and lighter than the current Z, as that's by far the biggest downfall of the 350.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, so it will have wheels and something beweent them...awesome!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now with the internet my obsessiveness with car news is never quenched. Before I'd just go to car shows and have the usual mag subscriptions. Now I can find out about every little detail and rumor, but now its has bred me to expect things constantly and instantly. I can't believe I still find everything interesting even new mustang variants. Love the the red metal sheet. That looks hot.
      • 6 Years Ago
      PHOTO SHOT DURING SANDSTORM
      • 6 Years Ago
      Could the wheels on the z be any larger? Or is the car just matchbox sized. And now at least we know the car will look stellar in beige.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing. I have a feeling the proportions are going to be off on this car. Or at least the concept.
      • 6 Years Ago
      C&D has a picture (rendering?) of the 370Z on thier June cover (with the 2010 MUSTANG!!!), and it looks like a 350 with GT-R wheels and the new-fangled Nissan headlights.
        • 6 Years Ago
        scans? links?

        you are a dirty dirty tease
      • 6 Years Ago
      Please Nissan, Please!

      250Z-VQ25HR + 7 speed automatic. Fun in the land of $4 gas, that could go to $6 or $8.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well at least is seems that Nissan has given the cars wider wheels or increased the offset. Current models have the wheels really tucked inside the fenders for a girly look.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Z is about to rob a jewelry store and the Infiniti is partaking in some twisted latex sex games.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As much as I hate to say it, I think the oversized wheel spokes look almost Hybrid like. To reduce wind resistance and get better fuel economy. I am hoping that is not true. I am with everyone else though, a little too much left to the imagination on this one.
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