Almost 51 years after the debut of the original Datsun 240Z at the New York auto show, Nissan has taken the wraps off a car that points the way to a new Z car, picking up where the current generation has left off while keeping a close eye on the original. Dubbed Z Proto, this concept is described as being far closer to production than a mere show car, and it features several classic Z car cues inside and out that should give owners of the original a trip back in time to 1969. And not just because of the bright yellow pearlescent paint, picked as a nod to the first-generation 240Z.
The Z Proto is as much a look to the future as a look back in the time, and this is immediately clear given car’s sleek shape, paying homage to the the original 240Z’s revolutionary design. The profile