North American International Auto Show 2001

Nissan Z

The new Nissan Z
The new Nissan Z

Nissan unveiled its new Z concept car today. This car is the successor to the 1990 300 ZX and the original 1970 240 Z sports car, which was the fastest-selling sports car of all time. Nissan is hoping to capture the affordable sports-car market again with the new Z, which will go on sale in mid-2002.

Equipped with either a 3.5-liter, V6 engine producing more than 360 HP, or a 222-HP, 3.0-liter V6, this car should perform well.

The new Z takes some of its design cues from the original Z sports car, but is not as retro as such revival cars as the Volkswagen Beetle or the Ford Thunderbird.

This sports car should do 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in less than 6 seconds, and cost around $30,000, positioning it in roughly the same category as the original 240 Z.

The original Nissan 240 Z The original Nissan 240 Z
The original Nissan 240 Z