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Thanks for the update. I'm assuming he's a buddy of yours?

Are there any upcoming auto shows in the LA area or will Nissan have another digital unveiling?
No I have no idea who he is. I've just been following his posts on social media and relaying the info to the forums. Nissan said at their last digital show that they would be revealing more details on the Z "later this year". But seeing as these 2 production ready cars are in LA now, that tells me they should be revealing more details soon; this summer would make the most sense. When they had the Z Proto in the US the last few months it went from coast to coast, visiting a lot of automotive journalists/youtubers. I expect they are doing the same of these 2 production cars and allowing them to actually be driven. And then the car should likely go into production at the start of next year.

Here's the video that came out last month where they said more details come later this year.
 
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Nissan finally responded to leaks from C&D.

When asked if these photos are a new Z Proto with an automatic transmission, a Nissan spokesperson responded:

"I can only offer you the statement below on the photos floating around"

"As always, it is exciting to see so much enthusiasm surrounding the rebirth of our legendary Z. Watch for upcoming announcements on Nissan’s all-new, next-generation sports car, which will debut later this year."
 

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Isn't that just for JDM Zs?
That's correct for the 1st gen cars. Badges were ordered changed to "Datsun...", before units were released for dealer orders.
 

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Glad to see that the exterior door handles on these models echo the Proto, and they didn't switch them up to look more like the 350/370 so far. It's one of the first things that I noticed on the Proto and was really hoping they would make it to production.
 

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Looking way better that the proto. As of now, catalog of colors are Yellow, Gun Metal and Silver... Gun Metal is the best of them three, for now!

I know it is extremely early to talk about this, but really wanting to see a Nismo version of the 400z.
 

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Looking way better that the proto. As of now, catalog of colors are Yellow, Gun Metal and Silver... Gun Metal is the best of them three, for now!

I know it is extremely early to talk about this, but really wanting to see a Nismo version of the 400z.
They did show a sneak peak of a navy blue color last month as well. Link here.
Not sure if it will come to fruition but it's an interesting color.

I posted this on the 370Z forums but figured I'd open the discussion here below.

I have a feeling there will be a lot of options:
-Roof, pillars, hatch, mirrors in black vs body color
On the silver car the pillars, roof, hatch, and mirrors are black while on the grey car they all match the grey body color. Also the top grille of the grey car appears to be body color (it's hard to tell in the video if the silver car had a body colored grille).

-4 piston Akebono or 6 piston GTR Brembo
Both leaked cars had red Akebonos brakes instead of the yellow GTR Brembos we saw on the Proto

-Gun metal or bronze wheels
Both had gun metal wheels, Proto had bronze wheels

-Interior colored stitching
I noticed these cars (at least the grey one) didn't have any colored stitching on the interior and the Z proto did.

-Carbon fiber exterior parts
These cars had black trim parts in place of the carbon diffuser, side skirts, and bottom lip (actually the 2 leaked cars didn't have a bottom lip attachment).

What if all of these things are options? And this is where I can see them making a lot of extra money as well. If we see the new Z starting anywhere from $35-39K, these options could easily bring it to low 50Ks and I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a lot of Zs selling with a lot of options. And it would give Z enthusiasts the opportunity to really make their Z their own. It's probably wishful thinking, but wasn't it wishful thinking to think we'd get a new Z in the first place?
 
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Anyone else noticed what appears to be a "Z" badge. I'm guessing it will just be called Nissan Z. No numbers this time around.

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Good eye. And I'm thinking the same as well. It makes the most sense to call this new Z exactly what it is, which is a "Z". Also seeing as this new generation is paying homage to all of the past Zs, it's just the best all around name for it.

Also side note, is that little hole next to the emblem a camera or a key hole? When I saw the patent images I thought it was a key hole, but it kind of looks like a camera actually. I'm assuming and praying it's a camera because having a key hole at the trunk is so outdated.
 

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Good eye. And I'm thinking the same as well. It makes the most sense to call this new Z exactly what it is, which is a "Z". Also seeing as this new generation is paying homage to all of the past Zs, it's just the best all around name for it.

Also side note, is that little hole next to the emblem a camera or a key hole? When I saw the patent images I thought it was a key hole, but it kind of looks like a camera actually. I'm assuming and praying it's a camera because having a key hole at the trunk is so outdated.
Hard to tell for sure from the low photo quality, but I want to say it looks more like a camera.
 

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Also side note, is that little hole next to the emblem a camera or a key hole? When I saw the patent images I thought it was a key hole, but it kind of looks like a camera actually. I'm assuming and praying it's a camera because having a key hole at the trunk is so outdated.
It's probably a backup cam.

For those don't know, all new cars sold in the U.S. are now required to have one.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/cars-us-now-required-backup-cameras/story?id=54854404
 
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