“Our designers have done numerous studies, trying to identify the element that has decreed the success of each generation,” Albaisa explains. “In the end we decided that Z Proto would travel through time, through decades and into the future. The shape of the bonnet and the drop-shaped, oblique LED headlights are unmistakable reminders of the original Z. The rectangular grille dimensions are similar to the current model, with the addition of a series of oval fins to revisit the look. The silhouette expresses sportiness and elegance. “The LED light clusters have two semi-circles reminiscent of those of the 240ZG from the 1970s, which is only marketed in Japan,” adds Albaisa. “The ZG has transparent dome lenses which, when illuminated, diffuse two circular halos above each luminaire. We liked this feature and discovered that it fits the new Z”.