Dubai, United Arab Emirates (October 27, 2022) – Following the global rollout of the all-new Nissan Z, and in preparation for its eagerly anticipated arrival in the Middle East later this year, Nissan takes a look back at the iconic model’s rich and exciting lineup spanning seven generations and Spread over half. a century. Since its introduction to the brand’s lineup in 1969, the Nissan Z has proven itself as a formidable contender on and off the racetrack, having sold over 1.8M units to date and across It has won the appreciation of the fans of the world.
Built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, the Nissan Z is witnessing a growing fan base across the Middle East. Pushing the boundaries of innovation and engineering for 50 years, the Z’s iconic status is celebrated in car clubs locally and regionally, with the Middle East and the UAE in particular, the Z for the longest-running twin. K serves as the arena for the Guinness World Records title. -Vehicle flow in 2014.
Thierry Sabbagh, President, Nissan Saudi Arabia, INFINITI Middle East And Managing Director, Nissan Middle Eastsaid: “For years, the Nissan Z has satisfied the Middle East’s desire for high-performance vehicles that deliver a thrilling driving experience, and the all-new seventh generation will be launched later this year. The model will build on this rich legacy. The Z’s popularity is evident in enthusiasts across the region, who continue to play an important role in celebrating this iconic model and nurturing the true essence of the Z sports car.”
Nissan Z’s exciting heritage, spanning five decades and seven generations, serves as a vivid reminder of the icon’s thrilling driving experiences:
1. The first generation: the birth of an image
Launched in 1969, the Nissan Fairlady Z (240Z) as it was then known, marked the first generation of Nissan Z cars that would rewrite sports car history. At the end of three years of research and design, the Nissan 240Z successfully became a modern-style, two-seat, six-cylinder coupe that lived up to its promise of thrills, selling 520,000 units worldwide, and setting a record. What did Sales of sports cars. As a testament to its performance, the first generation Z also took part and emerged as the winner of 19 overall.Th East African Safari Rally in 1971.
2. Second Generation: The first Nissan Z with a T-top roof.
The second generation Nissan Z (280ZX), which was launched in 1978, boasted a refreshed interior and exterior with a high level of luxury to meet the growing demand of sports car customers. The 280ZX offered four-wheel disc brakes, the 2+2 model, the Turbo model, and the first T-tops on the Nissan Z.
3. Third Generation: Winner of the All Japan Rally Championship
A few years later, I 1983, the Fairlady Z evolved into the third generation (300ZX), bringing standard air conditioning and leather upholstery, while retaining the accessible entry point of its predecessors that fans loved. An absolute sales success for Nissan, the 300ZX came equipped with a redesigned V6 turbo engine and won the All Japan Rally Championship in 1985 to earn its place on the Nissan Wall of Fame.
4. Fourth generation: First Nissan Z to feature a twin-turbocharged engine.
Released in 1989, the fourth-generation model distinguished itself from its predecessors with a bold and unique design that gave the model a wider stance. A distinctive front end with headlights angled at more than 60 degrees, a lively silhouette, and short overhangs highlighted the model’s agility and performance, while also being the first Nissan Z to be offered with a twin-turbocharged engine. Is.
5. Fifth Generation: The Nissan Z that rekindled the enthusiasm of fans
Ending a six-year production hiatus, bringing joy to fans around the world 2002, the Nissan 350Z paid homage to its predecessors with many styling elements borrowed from the iconic 240Z and helped Nissan revitalize its market presence. Perfectly, the 350Z has an all-aluminum V6, twin cam heads, variable valve timing, and a stronger compression ratio, producing nearly twice the power of the original Z sports car.
6. Sixth Generation: A Guinness World Record Holder
I introduced 2009As a coupe and roadster, the Nissan 370Z delivered 332 horsepower from its 3.7-liter aluminum alloy V6 engine and was complemented by a sleek and aerodynamic design. For true enthusiasts, the NISMO version was later introduced, sharpening the model’s head-turning design and boosting power to 350 horsepower! At a special event held in Dubai, UAE, the Nissan 370Z also earned its first Guinness World Record title in 2014 by setting a twin-car flow record of 28.52 km.
7. Seventh Generation: The All New Nissan Z
Featuring iconic design details from past models, the all-new Nissan Z celebrates 50 years of sports car heritage. The all-new model is Nissan Z’s most powerful model to date, and is the first model in the model line-up to enhance the driving experience with the addition of Launch Control.
Since 1969, the Nissan Z has stood for everything Nissan believes about sports cars. Despite changing times and advancements in technology, the brand’s passion to deliver a thrilling driving experience remains intact and will be showcased at the regional unveiling of the all-new seventh-generation model later this year.