• Oct 9, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of Nissan 370Z spy shots

Nissan continues to parade around a 370Z prototype near the Nürburgring in Germany, and today our spy photogs have nabbed its interior during a refueling stop. As you can see, the interior is definitely a Nissan, and in facts looks Infiniti-esque thanks to the large nav screen and joystiq-controls dominating the center stack. The spies say the quality of materials appear to be a vast improvement over the current model, and you can see this particular prototype's interior is wearing bright orange suede door panel inserts and orange seats. Certainly livens things up, no? Elsewhere there are three gauges atop the dash that point towards the driver and big paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, which our sources suggest may indicate that Nissan will use a version of the GT-R's six-speed dual-clutch transmission. That may not be the case, however, as the current car's five-speed automatic with paddle shifters, which Infiniti already pairs with the company's 3.7L V6 in its G cars, would look the same from peering in through the car's windows. Check out more interior and exterior pics that we've added to our gallery of 370Z spy shots below.


[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow! what an ugly design! whats up with the headlights?!?? its like a 5 year old who likes lightning bolts designed them...." OOOOOo LIGHTS ARE LIGHTING BOLTS......GO BOOM!". Wake up nissan, this is crap-o-la!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Much improved over the 350. Not sure about the headlights, but the rest of the design looks good. I can't wait to see it in different colors. I hope the price isn't too high.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome ... wish it came with a Hydrogen powered wankel engine option.

      I'm becoming ever harder pressed to rationalize a car that only runs off of gasoline. But perhaps I'm a little too paranoid.
        • 6 Years Ago
        And exactly where would you be getting your hydrogen?

        Jumping the gun, a bit, I think.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, refueling my car has become a confusing experience lately with all the different alternative fuel stations I see on the road.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks nice both inside and out, but to tell you the truth, the interior is one part of a car that I could really could care less how it looks. The interior is all about function, how pretty can you make it? I say put your focus on making the exterior look good!

      I had a couple of Z cars, a 1987 turbo t top and a 1991 2+2. They were both wonderful!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looking good...interior seems to be much improved and the body lines are even more aggressive...should look great on show room floors!
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks a lil crowded
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why is the TomTom there?

        Because the car being tested is preproduction or not European-spec, so no European maps loaded in the system. Since they are most likely testing driving dynamics and the mechanical systems, getting the on-board nav to work in Europe is most likely not even the last thing on their priority list.
        • 6 Years Ago
        looks way too much like an infiniti interior (thats a bad thing for this car). Its a sports car for crying out loud not a luxury car. I dont want a giant nav screen, i want cool guages that monitor stuff i care nothing about.

        A big square LCD display is not very sporty looking.
        • 6 Years Ago
        esp with that TOm Tom in there



        why is there a tom tom in there with that huge nav screen???
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't know what to think of the interior yet. Looks jumbled.

        BUT THE EXTERIOR LOOKS SPOT ON!

        Nissan is the only manufacturer from Japan thats still got it IMO. Cant wait for this car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe I missed it... how am I supposed to tell this apart from the GT-R?
        • 6 Years Ago
        OK well put them side-by-side, because it seems like the same car going after the same customers. What is the business case for having both?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow man. You need to see an optometrist.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's a 90s inspired look vs the 80s inspired look of the GT-R?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not to be nit-picky but the GTR TECHNICALLY has 4 seats... Anywhooooo... Liquid is way off base on his comments regardless, the Z and GTR couldn't be more different aside from the Nissan logo they both are adorned with. That's more like comparing the Solstice GXP to the ZR-1. Whereas the GTR is targeting people with a high median income (both we sold have been to millionaires) the Z is your "everyman's" car, more akin to the Camaro and Mustang (in theory, not execution). Great bang for your buck. I put over 65k miles on my 350Z and loved every one of them. There won't be a GTR on the planet that sees than many miles in less than a decade...
        • 6 Years Ago
        By the fact that it looks nothing at all like the GT-R, interior or exterior, perhaps?
      • 6 Years Ago
      That center stack seems to be the corporate Nissan look now.

      It looks like the I/P gauge cluster still moves up and down with the steering column which is cool.

      Overall, it's an improvement.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You make it sound like those days are over... It's worse than ever before with the cross breeding of GM parts from one vehicle to another. You almost have to look on the OUTSIDE of a GM car to be able to tell what you're sitting in...
        • 6 Years Ago
        It is an improvement over the current version. I've sat in it and the materials are not very good while the competition is better. It is definitely Nissan/Infiniti corporate dashboard. I suppose it saves money by sharing parts and design, but it sorta reeks of when you would sit in an American car and all the switchgear and such were the same in different vehicles--not so pretty.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Quality of the components seems top-notch, im surprised, although they do need to do something about that clutter...or maybe it's the pictures? Can't pass judgement until i see it up close.
      Besides, im way more interested in how it performs.
      Lets see how this plays out.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Used to love the Z.

      This thing is unforgivably ugly - not a single attractive curve, angle, anything. Very disappointing...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very nice looking but no clutch pedal = no thnx

      Shift shock and 3 pedals build character :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Still got those gross looking door handles on the exterior.
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