Gallery: Nissan just showed off a stunning design prototype for the future of its most iconic sports car — check out the Z Proto (Business Insider)

a car parked on the side of a road:  The aged Nissan 370Z sports car's replacement will be the production version of the Z Proto prototype, unveiled on Tuesday. The prototype has a twin-turbocharged V6 and a manual transmission. Nissan didn't release any other specifications about it at this time, but the prototype itself looks great. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. At long last, Nissan has given us a look at the next car in its beloved and iconic Z lineup. This is the new Nissan Z Proto — for now, a prototype of what will replace the aging (but brilliant) 370Z.Unveiled on Tuesday evening from Yokohama, Japan, the Z prototype wears a shade of pearlescent yellow paint and, to the relief of enthusiasts and Z fans everywhere, maintains the classical, sloped fastback Z design.Nissan's Z cars have always represented driver-focused sportiness, but the current Z car, the 370Z, came onto the market in 2009 and has been long criticized for its age. Still, throughout its lifetime, the car has always offered enthusiasts a rewarding driving experience. The new Z has big shoes to fill, since the car-enthusiast niche is famously a picky and nostalgia-filled one. Nissan was mum on many of the Z Proto's stats but did mention that it has a manual transmission mated to a twin-turbocharged V6 engine.Read on to see more of the Nissan Z Proto.Read the original article on Business Insider



a car parked on the side of a road: 2021 Audi TT S Line Competition Plus


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2021 Audi TT S Line Competition Plus

Exterior and interior updates coming your way.

It has been a while since we’ve heard anything concrete about the Audi TT. The last time it was mentioned was back in May of this year when the Ingolstadt-based automaker gave it additional exterior colors and standard equipment in the U.S. for the 2021 model year. After that, nada. Zilch. Zero.

But the Audi TT is very much alive. In fact, Audi gives both TT coupe and TT roadster models a new trim called S Line Competition Plus – a combination of two equipment packages, according to the automaker, available exclusively for the TT 45 TSFI.

To heighten its appeal, the S Line exterior package wants to draw your attention to the radiator protective grille, the side air inlets, the sill trims, and the diffuser insert at the rear. The black styling package, on the other hand, adds glossy black accents into the mix – because blacked-out accents are the in thing these days. The dark finish can be found on the Audi Singleframe grille, air inlets, exterior mirrors, sill trim strips, diffuser insert, and fixed rear wing.

The standard wheels for the S Line Competition Plus is a set of black 19-inch alloys with five-arm polygon design, while 20-inch wheels with a 10-Y spoke design are available as an option. Paint color options include Turbo Blue, Tango Red, Glacier White, and Chronos Gray. Of note, this is the first time that Chronos Gray is available as a color option for the Audi TT.

The Audi TT Lives On:

The interior of the 2021 Audi TT S Line Competition Plus is highly-based on the S line sport package. Dark tones predominate the cabin, with the seats upholstered in leather and black Alcantara. Buyers have a choice between Express Red or Ara Blue for the contrast stitching, while Tango Red (for the Coupe), Turbo Blue, or Slate Gray are the optional trims for the central tunnel and A/C vents.

Germany will primarily get the 2021 Audi TT S Line Competition Plus, with ordering books to open this month and deliveries starting in December. Pricing starts at €47,316.30 ($55,514) for the TT Coupe, while the TT Roadster starts at €49,655.80 ($58, 259).

Source: Audi