Here are a bunch of fantastic photos of the Z side by side with a 240Z at Nissan Design America.
Well we know which specific Z they got the idea for the grille from lol.
I don't see why Nissan would remove either of the at the last minute on the production cars. But that begs the question if there's any more easter eggs that haven't been revealed yet.
As I’ve said repeatedly in the past, the Z’s headlights are its worst design aspect. They look like neither a 240Z’s nor a 300ZX’s lights and their pinched, awkward appearance seems forced which becomes even more apparent (to me) when viewed next to the old school Z in blue with the clear plastic headlight covers. Though the new headlights are admittedly well-integrated into the Z’s facia (obvious from the photos), the new Z’s front would be improved with round recessed headlights with clear covers mimicking the old school look. That’s me. A more classic approach to styling works on the rest of the car but the “modern take” headlights fail with their forced and unnecessary “Gundam-anime” (GA) styling. This reminds me about how Toyota royally screwed up the Supra with its styling, looking like a drunk art school student/anime fan took a gorgeous Toyota 2000GT and slathered it with extraneous and bizarre GA cues that lack cohesion and assault the eye. Nissan didnt go the horrific Supra route and managed a nice design, but as I said, tripped up when it came to the headlights. Many will disagree with me, but that’ll be more a function of age with the younger favoring the new headlights vs the older favoring the classic Z’s round eyes.Here are a bunch of fantastic photos of the Z side by side with a 240Z at Nissan Design America.
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