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An old family friend had an original 240z that I loved at the time, it was metallic blue on the outside and I think had blue on the interior too, though I could be misremembering. So I like this throwback!
Unrelated to the blue, am glad to see how the screen is well integrated in, not sticking up into your view of the road, and physical controls for heater and (I'm guessing) volume.
 

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What other color choices do you guys think Nissan will offer?
 

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I still don't get that dashboard..... the entire upper part of the dash is a shiny and hard plastic piece, and it doesn't at all fit well with the lower half. The pic of the dash of the silver car really shows this issue, as does the blue interior car. This is IMHO a temporary piece in the absense of a final soft-touch plastic foam piece. I've seen this in a lot of cars at this stage of their development.
These cars shouldn't be labeled "production", as some have, when they are clearly still prototypes. They likely were hand-built in very small quantity. But when soon we see them out testing on the roads, then we know that they are being built in quantity (usually around 50) as "verification" prototypes, even possibly built on the production assembly lines since they are so little different than the Q50/60 (same platform, same build process, nearly the same wiring harness, etc).

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I still don't get that dashboard..... the entire upper part of the dash is a shiny and hard plastic piece, and it doesn't at all fit well with the lower half. The pic of the dash of the silver car really shows this issue, as does the blue interior car. This is IMHO a temporary piece in the absense of a final soft-touch plastic foam piece. I've seen this in a lot of cars at this stage of their development.
These cars shouldn't be labeled "production", as some have, when they are clearly still prototypes. They likely were hand-built in very small quantity. But when soon we see them out testing on the roads, then we know that they are being built in quantity (usually around 50) as "verification" prototypes, even possibly built on the production assembly lines since they are so little different than the Q50/60 (same platform, same build process, nearly the same wiring harness, etc).

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Yeah it's either not been textured (last process of the mold making) or will get covered by a soft touch material. Given the large gaps and the traction control button is on an island that's standing proud of the surface I'm betting there's a whole other piece getting fit over it that's a few mm thick
 

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Yes, it's missing the top soft touch material covering. Look at how much the tweeter grill is above the dash. These cars are pre-production runs to get the assembly line set up for production, where fitment and issues are worked out.

I would love to see the Z offered in the light blue color that was available in the early years of the 300ZX. l'm not holding my breath though!
 

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Ugly , ugly blue. Not a fan.
 

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I'm on the fence. Maybe it will look better in offical pics or in person.
 

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The blue isn't my cup of tea, but at least Nissan is offering choices. I'm looking at you Zupra...
 

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I still don't get that dashboard..... the entire upper part of the dash is a shiny and hard plastic piece, and it doesn't at all fit well with the lower half. The pic of the dash of the silver car really shows this issue, as does the blue interior car. This is IMHO a temporary piece in the absense of a final soft-touch plastic foam piece. I've seen this in a lot of cars at this stage of their development.
These cars shouldn't be labeled "production", as some have, when they are clearly still prototypes. They likely were hand-built in very small quantity. But when soon we see them out testing on the roads, then we know that they are being built in quantity (usually around 50) as "verification" prototypes, even possibly built on the production assembly lines since they are so little different than the Q50/60 (same platform, same build process, nearly the same wiring harness, etc).

bad fit dash.jpg
I made a post about this in the Z35 Facebook page and got an interesting "what it" the dash could have the cars final name on it, which Nissan is keen on not revealing for some reason and that's why they have been shipping out these pre-pro cars without their dashs.

It kinda makes sense in a simple way, but the 350/370z didn't have an embroidered name on the dash.
 

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Let's remember what Nissan is doing here... for only a little development and manufacturing cost they are offering buyers additional options. And in the spirit of much earlier Zs with rare retro colors inside and out. You have to give them kudos for effort, and it's vitally important to get every single possible customer into the new Z. If the sales of the new Z die down in a year or two to where they are now, the Z is dead forever.
And if you found an early 24/6/80Z with an interior color other than solid black, you really have a rare and desirable option.
Remember that in the JDM market they expect multiple choices and a very high degree of individuality - some of their colors never make it to the North American market. But also remember that Nissan like every manufacturer has certainly performed extensive market research for every single aspect of this car. There is a financial justification and market plan for every color and option.
And I wouldn't be surprised if Nissan offers a "Launch Edition" - as is so popular these days - for a heavily and uniquely optioned 1st delivery, at a fat margin. I'd bet on the pale yellow if this happened.
 
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With all the Hype aside I honestly believe this is gonna be the best Modern Z we'll get

(assuming most of what the Houston guy said is true.)

I keep seeing alot people people saying that the underpinnings is from the 370z and the engine from a Q60 as if that was a bad thing, the 370z was a great car that was just old, and Nissan is doing exactly what I honestly believe they should be doing and that's fixing what was "wrong" with the 370z and that being the obviously old interior and the older outdated engine.

If you've ever driven a Nismo 370z you could never say it's a bad car, people always just say that it just feels underpowered and old inside, those are the two only complaints I've ever heard of the 370z.

Ironically enough I've never owned a Z but many many of my friends have and I've driven all sorts of Z, tried to buy a Z on three separate occasions to no avail, and if this is exactly what I think it is (a modernized 370z) I'm going to love this car, I'll be forced to get rid of the 5.0 for it.
 
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