The brand new Nissan Z, previously known as the 400Z, has been photographed yet again before its official release. But this time it’s wearing a rather striking interior colour.
The Nissan Z Club forum has given us these photos to ponder over, and while they’re not the best of quality, we can easily see the bright blue of the interior that covers parts of the seats and dashboard. We’re not sure quite what material the seats are made of, but it looks like the blue is an Alcantara-type material in the centre of the seats, surrounded by leather dyed the same colour. The keen-eyed of us might even realise that this is the same colour that was incredibly popular with ’70s Datsun 240Zs.
Look closely and you’ll spot a Mercedes automatic gearbox in the centre, but not to worry, like I’ve told you guys before, Nissan has confirmed that a manual gearbox will be available for those of us who want a raw driving experience. The plastics look a little worse for wear, and there are a few issues that I wouldn’t like to be found in a production-ready car, but I’m sure these will be worked out by Nissan closer to the time of launch.
If you’re to believe the rumour mill, the car will cost $34,995 and will be powered by a VR30DDTT twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 that makes 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. There are three options available: a Type S that adds Brembo brakes, thicker sway bars, and improved cooling, and a Type T that includes things like leather upholstery, heated and cooled electrically adjustable seats, and adaptive cruise control. The final Type ST is a mix of both.
We’re very excited to hear the official details of the car when it’s released hopefully later this year.