We couldn’t spot any other major differences with this test mule compared to the Z Proto. Changing the grille may be Nissan’s response to negative feedback, or it could be motivated by crash standards. Either way, we think the car looks cool and remains true enough to the concept.
Spotting this car out testing could signal that Nissan is getting close to revealing the production car. A recent rumor claims order books will open in November 2021, meaning deliveries could start in early 2022. We initially predicted the car would be called the 2021 Nissan 400Z, but it appears Nissan may just call it the “Z” with no numbers attached.