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Nissan gives us an early glimpse of its first new Z sports car in over a decade

On Tuesday night, Nissan unveiled the Z Proto, offering up an early look at what will be the first new version of its Nissan Z sports car in more than a decade.



a car parked on the side of a road: The Nissan Z Proto is intended as a preview of an upcoming Nissan Z model.


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The Nissan Z Proto is intended as a preview of an upcoming Nissan Z model.

The Z Proto, which Nissan calls a “development study vehicle,” is a “near-production protoype,” according to the company.

Nissan’s Z cars have long had a passionate following and early models have become collectibles. Original 240Zs that are in good condition are worth about $20,000 today, according to collector car appraisers at Hagerty. But an extraordinary 1971 model with only 21,000 miles sold on the auction website Bringatrailer.com last January for $310,000.

The last production version, which is sold as the 370Z in the US, was introduced in 2009. It hasn’t been substantially redesigned since then.

The Z Proto has a number

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One dead, one injured in Guilderland dirt bike crash

Photo of Edward McKinley

A fleet of Guilderland police patrol cars are parked next to the police station at Guilderland Town Hall on Friday, March 14, 2014, in Guilderland, N.Y. (Lori Van Buren / Times Union archive)

A fleet of Guilderland police patrol cars are parked next to the police station at Guilderland Town Hall on Friday, March 14, 2014, in Guilderland, N.Y. (Lori Van Buren / Times Union archive)

Lori Van Buren

GUILDERLAND — A dirt bike collision early Saturday morning between two 21-year-olds left one dead and the other injured, the Guilderland Police Department said in a Sunday afternoon news release.

The crash took place near the intersection of Stone and Ostrander roads in Guilderland Center just after midnight Saturday.

When authorities arrived on the scene, police performed CPR on one of the men and then paramedics treated both. Both were taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital.

Guilderland police said Jonwilliam P. Foreman died from his injuries. Austin Wolcott is still in the hospital. Both are from Colonie. Information on Wolcott’s medical status was not immediately

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California unilaterally bans sale of new gasoline cars after 2035



By Dana Hull, Gabrielle Coppola and David R. Baker on 9/24/2020

(Bloomberg) –California just started the clock on a future that a few years ago would’ve been unthinkable: dealerships full of nothing but zero-emissions cars.

On September 23rd, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered regulators to phase out the internal combustion engine and ban the sale of all new gasoline-fueled cars after 2035. With that, California became the first state in America to impose such a prohibition and delivered the biggest jolt yet to automakers already under pressure to give up fossil fuels and deliver a new generation of electric vehicles.

California Fuel Dream

While for now the industry depends on gasoline-powered SUVs and pickups for most of its profit, traditional automakers are investing billions of dollars in electrification and announcing new EV models — with startups such as Rivian Automotive and Lucid Motors Inc. right on

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