• Oct 8, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of Nissan 370Z spy shots

Nissan's upcoming redesign of its Z car is almost here, and proof positive is this prototype caught cruising around in the vicinity of Germany's famed Nürburgring. The redesign is on full display here, with the boomerang-style headlights and taillights first seen on the new Maxima clearly visible. The whole front end is new but retains a visual connection with its predecessor, while big fender flares give away that the new car might be rolling on a wider track. There are also a few more kinks and creases on the new car, which are on display in the chunky C-pillar. We think it looks terrific as an attractive evolution of the current 350Z. The new car will change its nomenclature slightly to 370Z when it debuts this auto show season thank to the addition of Nissan's new 3.7L V6 that will be producing well over 300 horsepower in the new Z. Word has it that Nissan has also worked hard to address one of the biggest criticisms against the current car: weight. We'll probably have more spy shots of the 370Z as soon as Nissan begins running it around the 'Ring, and wouldn't be surprised to see the car officially debut at next month's LA Auto Show.

[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I definitely like it... I like the Last Gen TT butt too... nice job Nissan
      • 6 Years Ago
      Am i the only one that thinks it looks a lot like an Audi TT from that angle? Not sayin that's a bad thing...
      • 6 Years Ago
      That looks like an awesome track weapon. Me want!
      • 6 Years Ago
      it is disappointing to me. it looks tacky, gimmicky compared to the current Z. I however reserve my judgment until the real McCoy comes out
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Nissan of the late 2000's early 2010's is becoming The Honda of the late 80's and early 90's.



        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, back in the late 80's Honda started to really push the design envelope... in a positive way. They started work on the NSX (GT-R), turned the Prelude into a real performer from just a modest coupe (350 Z) and introduced the Integra (Sentra R). The Honda Accord also had an agressive, pointed nose sporty look (Altima) and the Acura Legend Coupe is like a G35 Coupe.
        • 6 Years Ago
        explain? That could mean a lot of things?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have to say, I disagree.

      I think this thing looks worse.

      It looks like it is sagging toward the rear. The peaked roof (ugly) and the sagging belt line almost parallel to it, (also ugly), and a sagging rear.

      Forward of the firewall it looks about the same, except for the weird L-shaped headlights that reek of design desperation. Something different just to be different, not a real improvement.

      The old 240Z style cars didn't have such a highly forward-peaked roof, or a sagging window sill line. Color me not-impressed.

      The G37c looks better, although it is a tad heavy.

      There must be a design doldrum happening... almost all re-freshes, and a lot of the new models are coming out overly busy, and awkward looking. Graceful and attractive designs are becoming very few and far between.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd guess 330hp as that's roughly the power output of the G37. They probably trimmed in the way of ~100-150 lbs. So that drops it into the 3000-3100 lb range?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Paint it green and we can call it 'the toad'!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Drop it about 2 inches and give it 350hp/325tq and it's golden. $30k base.
        • 6 Years Ago
        How do you purpose that power, a twin turbo VQ25hr V6?
        or souped up VK45 V8
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is how you design a car :). Universal praise, and I'm with the rest of you, very very nice. Just as the TT moved on to an equally elegant and appropriate refresh, so has the Z. I'll be test driving one of these.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the only thing i dont like is the 3/4 window but otherwise it looks like a terrific evolution of the old Z, and it adds good design cues from all over the nissan line. if you look at the front part of the roof line where it meets the windshield, im seeing GT-R lines, which is a good thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it. A LOT more classic Z in the rear quarter panel/window area.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Exactly what I was thinking. So oldschool...
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