One-Off Nissan Fairlady Z Proto Gets Stunning Orange Paint and Throwback Mods

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Photo credit: Nissan
Photo credit: Nissan

Nissan today revealed the newest version of the Fairlady Z, the Japan-market version of the highly anticipated Z that debuted in the U.S. in August 2021. The company is showing a one-off customized model at the Tokyo Auto Salon with a bunch of cool mods, including a bright orange paint job.

Officially known as the Nissan Fairlady Z Customized Proto, this easily identifiable Z also gets a handful of black accents, namely on the hood, roof, and doors. There's also a split grille piece and unique wheels wrapped in tires with white "Nissan Z" lettering. Out back you'll find a pair of funky exhaust exits and a two-tone lip spoiler. All of these mods are likely a tribute to the 432R, an ultra-rare version of the original Z built as a homologation special to qualify the car for racing back when it was new.

Buyers of the new Z in Japan will have four trims to choose from, all powered by the same 400-hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 we're getting here in the States. The most expensive trim, the Proto Spec model, will be limited to just 240 units nationwide. Inspired by the original Z Proto shown off in 2020, it gets the same Squid yellow paint and black accents.

U.S. buyers won't have to wait long to get their hands on a new Z themselves. First deliveries are set to begin in spring 2022, with pricing beginning at around $40,000.

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