A group of 80 North American automotive journalists were invinted to the Nissan 360 global product review where the automaker discussed its current and future lineup. Probably the most interesting thing the journalists saw there was a sculpture that hung on the wall of a meeting room, supposedly hinting at the next-generation Nissan Z.
Mazda did something similar in the 1980s when it introduced the Mazda Miata. Mazda got a huge kick out of how hundreds of journalists visited the R&D facility but never noticed the secret roadster that everyone was talking about was hanging there in plain sight.
However, Nissan’s design boss, Chief Shirp Nakamura, wasn’t to quite about the sculpture. He pointed out to the sculpture and said that it represented a Nissan that people would be seeing in the fall.
The next-generation Nissan Z is expected to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show this fall. Nissan is expected to rebade the 350Z as a 370Z, replacing the 3.5 liter unit with the Infiniti G37″s 3.7 liter engine. That will give the 350Z an output boost of 30 horsepower for a total of 330.