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I love how the 400Z taillights appear 3D from some angles in this video and curious to know what other design details like it that we'll discover.
 

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Interesting details in this video- like the small circular door release (thumb release?) on the B-pillar just above the door slot. I wish they'd have lingered more on the look and feel of the interior itself, but without power to illuminate the IP, they may have decided it wasn't worth the time to film.
 

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Interesting details in this video- like the small circular door release (thumb release?) on the B-pillar just above the door slot. I wish they'd have lingered more on the look and feel of the interior itself, but without power to illuminate the IP, they may have decided it wasn't worth the time to film.
Yeah that was the big thing that stood out for me. Glad to that as a remote keyless entry option.

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I can't quite tell if that is included on the Gunmetal model we've seen. In that footage, the guy just opens it with the handle. Did anyone catch it in the video?

 

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I can't quite tell if that is included on the Gunmetal model we've seen. In that footage, the guy just opens it with the handle. Did anyone catch it in the video?

Saw this yesterday and had to rewatch the video of the grey one as well. Doesn't appear the grey one has the button after pausing the video and zooming in.
 

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I was hoping the production version would ditch the nasty and cheap looking black plastic rear quarter "windows" in the proto for real glass, but it looks like it didn't. So much for the rear quarter sightlines lol. I could not imagine buying this car without RCTA and blind spot sensors.
 

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I was hoping the production version would ditch the nasty and cheap looking black plastic rear quarter "windows" in the proto for real glass, but it looks like it didn't. So much for the rear quarter sightlines lol. I could not imagine buying this car without RCTA and blind spot sensors.
Hmmm, I'm curious how you figure that these are plastic and opaque. I doubt if they are any different from what has been on the 370Z for years, in terms of how they are made and their (limited) functionality.

Ever driven a 370Z? As a daily driver of the 370, I can confirm that they provide very little blind-spot visibility from the driver's seat, though they are most certainly glass windows.

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You can actually see in this shot that they appear very similar to the 370's windows, with a tiny central viewing area surrounded by a deeply-tinted triangle:

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Hmmm, I'm curious how you figure that these are plastic and opaque. I doubt if they are any different from what has been on the 370Z for years, in terms of how they are made and their (limited) functionality.

Ever driven a 370Z? As a daily driver of the 370, I can confirm that they provide very little blind-spot visibility from the driver's seat, though they are most certainly glass windows.

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You can actually see in this shot that they appear very similar to the 370's windows, with a tiny central viewing area surrounded by a deeply-tinted triangle:

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Yea the rear quarter windows on the Z and most other 2 seater cars are pretty useless. Can't see out the driver side one because it's behind you, and the passenger side window is usually covered by the passenger seat. The windows are transparent, but not much use for blind-spot visibility. This is likely the same exact window layout as the Z34 as its basically an exterior overhaul.
 

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It's definitely the same. This car is a 370 that's been enhanced and modified. All the standard structures will be the same.
 

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There is a decent sized plastic cover over the B-pillar, but the proto and the production car leaked appear to have quarter windows, slightly larger even than 370Z.

The button on the B-pillar of the Proto may be part of the keyless entry system to lock or unlock the door without pulling the keyfob out of your pocket.... but then the door handle still actually works the latch. Especially if there is not capacitive touch sensors in the handle itself to unlock when you grab the handle... or if that feature is optional and not included without the Type T package amenities.

Or it genuinely could be a proto-specific thing that was done to make that particular car functional, and the production car will be finished slightly differently.
 

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Hmmm, I'm curious how you figure that these are plastic and opaque. I doubt if they are any different from what has been on the 370Z for years, in terms of how they are made and their (limited) functionality....
I certainly hope you are right, and I can sort of maybe see the glass in that shot you posted.

I have driven a 370Z a few times and I certainly agree those windows have very little utility, but at least glass looks better than plastic.
 

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Came across another walkaround video on YouTube. This one is interesting because it shows the key fob for the Z Proto. It looks pretty much the same as the 370Z.


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Came across another walkaround video on YouTube. This one is interesting because it shows the key fob for the Z Proto. It looks pretty much the same as the 370Z.

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Indeed, it does! I assumed that it might be sort of a stand-in for what is actually to come, though. Never know.

Also, I am beginning to believe that the push-button door release mechanism of the Proto is not something we'll see on the actual car - does it look to anyone else like the release handle, itself, doesn't actually move in any of the videos? Like there's no actual latch mechanism and it's just a stationary piece to pull the door with, essentially. Whereas on the pre-production vehicles it actually engages with a hinge action and opens the door.
 

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speaking of walk arounds, if anyone makes it to this event be sure to take plenty of pics and vids to share here. I know it’s the proto and not the final product, but it still gives a good look at what we can expect.
 
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