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The Jeep Is America’s Real Sports Car



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New Nissan Z sports car pays tribute to original Datsun 240Z

You can say goodbye to the Nissan 370Z, the two-seater that recently helped the company celebrate 50 years of sports car performance.

That’s because it’s time to say hello to an all-new Nissan Z, possibly coming next year as a 2022 model. Officially called Proto Z, this just-revealed sports car could get the name 400Z for production. While looking very different from the car it will replace, it might look familiar if you know your Z-car history. The headlights, grille, overall shape, and little details here and there are tributes to the original Datsun 240Z of 1970. That car really put Datsun — the name Nissan used for years — on the performance automotive map.

While the next-gen Z honors its past, it’s also very much ready for tomorrow. Under the hood, a twin-turbo V6 engine likely good for well over 300 horsepower. While Nissan’s other cars move toward electrification,

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The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster Is the Ultimate Front-Engine Sports Car

With my foot pinned to the brake pedal coming into a corner, the Mercedes-AMG GT R barks as it flicks down another gear. Its front end is eager, diving toward the apex with commitment. Cresting the uphill turn, a slow roll onto the throttle wakes the front-mid-mounted V-8, the power rotates the rear as the GT R squats out of the corner. Ears ringing, engine bellowing, more speed than I’d care to admit.



a car parked on the side of a road: Few cars are as brutal and charming as Mercedes's 577-hp drop-top.


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Few cars are as brutal and charming as Mercedes’s 577-hp drop-top.

These moments always stand out—when it’s clear you’re not driving a good car, but a great one. A McLaren 720S on first corner exist, a Shelby Cobra 289 on first rotation, an S2000 hitting VTEC, and now a Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster browbeating its way up Bear Mountain.



a blue car parked on the side of a road: 2020 mercedes amg gt r roadster


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2020 mercedes amg gt r roadster

The speed isn’t the magic. Of

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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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Nissan Z Proto Points the Way to a New Sports Car by Looking Back

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

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Nissan Z Proto Previews Next-Generation Sports Car

Most of the world’s leading automotive brands have dabbled in producing sports cars at some point in their history. However, aside from some relatively low volume players, none of these cars have ever been core to the business of these brands. They typically sell in low volumes compared to other models in the lineup, yet manufacturers persist because they can create a halo and excitement for the entire brand. One such example is the Nissan Z.

It’s now been nearly 51 years since the original Z, the 240Z (sold as the Fairlady Z in Japan) hit the market. Aside from a brief interruption from 2000 to 2002 (the interruption in North America actually started in 1996 when 300ZX was dropped here), variations on the Z theme have been with us ever since. The current generation 370Z has had a good run starting

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Nissan Z Proto, Ferrari Portofino M, modern Moke: Today’s Car News

Nissan is working on a redesign for its Z sports car, the long-awaited Z35 generation. It’s expected to arrive in 2022 as a 2023 model and Nissan has given us a preview with the Z Proto. The concept hints at a retro design for the new Z and points to the car riding on the same platform as the current 370Z.

Ferrari’s Portofino has been transformed into the Portofino M. The transformation includes the addition of an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and some extra horsepower. The new mechanicals have basically been lifted out of the Roma.

Remember the Mini Moke? Well, you can still buy new Mokes, and a British company is offering one with modern mechanicals, too. The modern Moke looks like the original but its powertrain and chassis are new.

You’ll find these stories and more in today’s car news, right here at Motor Authority.

Nissan Z Proto

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a zippy electric car made for the city



a blue car parked on the side of a road: Renault Zoe


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Renault Zoe

The Renault Zoe is an electric car made for the city – compact, agile and packing enough tech to make driving a breeze.

Not only does it offer the likes of cruise control, a reversing camera and a large touchscreen display, the Zoe is also compatible with Renault’s smartphone app and comes with a range-saving Eco mode.

Starting at £26,495 (after the £3,000 plug-in car grant), the Renault Zoe is one of the cheaper electric car options on the market, however we drove the top of the range Zoe GT Line which had an on the road price of £30,120.

Renault Zoe design

The Renault Zoe looks and feels like a slightly raised Renault Clio, and its proportions – and humble boot space – are reminiscent of the now defunct Renault Modus, albeit with more modern styling.

The Celadon Blue paint finish (an additional

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Nissan Z Proto previews next-generation sports car with twin-turbo V-6, retro-modern design

The Nissan Z car has inspired generations of sports car fans since it was released in 1969. It has been an upstart, a disco-era style statement, an upscale sports car, and a long-in-the-tooth coupe just trying to hold on. All the while, it aimed for driver engagement and a sense of style. The Z Proto Nissan showed on Tuesday combines all of those elements, along with elements of design from the car’s six generations.

The prototype appears to be a thinly disguised version of the Z35-generation production model due in the next 18 months to two years, at least from a design standpoint.

Nissan provided sparse information, so let’s start with what we know. The Z Proto combines styling elements from past Zs with an eye toward the future.

Nissan Z Proto

Nissan Z Proto

“Our designers made countless studies and sketches as we researched each generation and what made them a success,”

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Delage D12 marks the return of storied French race car brand

We’ve seen several ways so far of resurrecting a dormant car brand. There’s been the continuation build, like at Alvis, with period vehicles created from new-old-stock or parts created from original blueprints. We’ve seen brands wrap modern technology in historically-themed bodywork, as with the new Hispano-Suiza, or put that technology inside brand new bodywork said to channel the spirit of the original, as at Maybach or Bugatti. ü Called the Delage D12, CEO Laurent Tapie says it fulfills the dream of Adolphe Louis Delage, who campaigned a 2.0-liter V12 in the 1923 and 1924 Grand Prix seasons, supercharging the engine in 1925 and winning two races. Delage took the crown of World Champion of Car Builders in 1927 with the Type 15 S 8 and its supercharged 1.5-liter straight-eight, then returned to a V12 formula in 1938 in a car lost to fire before it could race.

The original Delage

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