Is the Nissan Z Proto a concept car?

Nissan Z Proto FAQs

Excitement is high for the recently unveiled Nissan Z Proto, and it’s not hard to see why. The beloved sports car boasts a history going back more than fifty years. Over that lofty timespan, the model has continually evolved while still staying true to its roots.

The new Z will be the seventh installment of the vehicle. It was just unveiled yesterday, and we’re here to answer some of the most pressing questions with the information we currently have. One of those queries that antsy fans are asking is, “is the Nissan Z Proto going to be a real model, or is it just a concept?”


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No, the Nissan Z Proto is not a concept car; the “Proto” in the model name is short for “prototype.” The current incarnation is estimated to be about 98% the same as the eventual production vehicle.

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Pure Sports Car Design

The Nissan Z Proto will stay true to the model’s pure sports car proportions with its long hood, short rear deck, and wheels that are pushed out to the corners. Of course, it does so while also adding exciting modern flavors throughout.

How big is the Nissan Z Proto?

The Nissan Z Proto is about five inches longer than the current 2020 Nissan 370Z, and about two inches longer than the 2020 370Z Nismo. Its width and height are approximately the same as the 370Z models, though the Nismo is about an inch taller than the Proto.

When is the next Nissan Z coming out?

The seventh generation of the Nissan Z is expected to debut in 2021, and hit dealership lots in 2022.

What engine does the Nissan Z Proto use?

All we currently know is that the Nissan Z Proto is powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Beyond that, no real performance information is, as of this writing, yet available.

New models arise, and others fade away. So it goes.

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Side profile of a Nissan Z Proto
Interior front cabin of a Nissan Z Proto