Today Nissan showed a near production ready prototype of the next Z.
Nissan claims the main inspiration was the original 240Z (a car of such timeless beauty I own a model of it). I can see the 240 in the overall silhouette and the 300 in the tail lights as well as some Aston Martin influence in the floating roof and paint color.
The engine is a 3 liter turbo V6 with 400 hp, hence the name 400z — a shift from the Z car nomenclature of names derived from engine displacement.
I like its shape, its clean design without fake vents or weird angles, the updated but still simple and functional interior, that it still has a useful hatchback, and the LED tail lights are neat.
The one thing Nissan needs to fix is the grill. I can't criticize the grill for having square corners, because previous Zs did as well, but it's too tall relative to the height of the front.
Here's hoping Nissan doesn't price the 400Z out of reach of average people and that there is none of that steer by wire nonsense from Infiniti.