One month before its launch, all-new Nissan 400Z gets a minor design change

We've already seen countless images of the next-generation Nissan Fairlady Z through spy photos and official images. From wearing a camo livery to being seen without any disguise whatsoever, it seems that Nissan is gearing up for its launch next month.

More recently, however, the guys over at Hoonigans were able to take a closer look at a camouflaged Fairlady Z. While it still looks like the Z Proto Nissan revealed last year, this particular Fairlady Z has a subtle design feature absent from the previous sightings.

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Unlike the Z Proto, which has a huge front grille, Nissan appears to have decided to tone it down for the production model. Thanks to a new trim piece that spans the entire width of the grille, the Fairlady Z's front end looks a bit more civilized.

Other than that, the thin camouflage livery does little to hide what we already know about the next-generation Z. Borrowing elements from the original 240Z and the 300ZX, the overall shape and design of the 400Z is retro-inspired.

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Styling cues from the Z32 300ZX are evident thanks to the two-bar taillights at the back. Meanwhile, the long hood, short deck profile is a clear nod to the 240Z's original profile. Finally, there's the sloped roof which appears to have been inspired by the outgoing 370Z.

Details about the 400Z's powertrain remain a mystery. However, there are rumors that it will benefit from a twin-turbocharged V6. And if the 400Z nomenclature is anything to go by, we won't be surprised if the all-new Z comes with 400 PS or (slightly) more. Enthusiasts will also be happy that the new-generation Z will continue to have a proper manual gearbox.

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Excited about the arrival of the new Nissan Fairlady Z? The company has confirmed that all will be revealed on August 17, 2021. It may have taken some time, but it looks like it will be worth the wait.