Motor (Australia)

SO HOW DID WE DO?

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Exactly a year ago, regular readers of MOTOR will remember the stunning Z Proto featuring on the cover of the magazine. We made a number of prediction­s then on the eventual production car and speculated on a 298kW power output with torque of 475Nm from what would likely be the VR30DDTT powerplant from the Infiniti. We’d have to give ourselves a gold star for that bit of tipping. We also reckoned the car would be with us in the second half of 2022, and we still think we’re on the money with that one, COVID notwithsta­nding. A year on and post BMW M3/M4, the Z’s large rectangula­r grille orifice doesn’t look anything like as controvers­ial as it did back then, so Nissan were ahead of the game there. One area where we did get it wrong? We nailed our colours to the fact that the car would be badged 400Z. Oh well, can’t win ‘em all.

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