Nissan Gripz Concept Review, inspired by the Datsun 240Z
Nissan Gripz Concept – It has a name and a few more details, the crossover that Nissan will unveil at the IAA 2015. A short distance from the first teaser images come two more, enough to peek even the characteristic lines of what will be Nissan Gripz Concept. Inspired by the Datsun 240Z, winning Safari Rally in ’71 and starring in the Monte Carlo Rally of ’72, when navigating Rauno Aaltonen was the current president of the FIA, Jean Todt. For the record, they finished third overall.
There is the color combination with the black bonnet, in contrast with the body, to evoke the coupe, characterized by a sleek, daughter of the technical scheme with front engine and rear wheel drive. And if the clues have their meaning, becoming more and more consistency from the hypothesis that Nissan Gripz concept may get a new Z series, maintaining the same mechanical layout. Pending further details emerge, the teaser video we extrapolate the images of the front, angular, with the wide radiator grille at the center, it extended more than any other model of Nissan’s recent production.
What will be the configuration of the interior it is still a mystery, we know, however, how will the instrument panel. Remember a chronograph, thanks to the grouping of essential information on a single circular element. Double exterior staircase for tachometer and speedometer, then three portholes dedicated to battery voltage, oil temperature and the selected gear. In all likelihood will be configurable information if necessary.
The last tip that Nissan gives in presenting Gripz concept, or at least little flashes of what will be, is related to the world of road bikes: “Source of inspiration for designers of Nissan Gripz Concept were the legendary rally car and 240Z the world of road bikes. Its lines explore a new direction sporty crossover, to give new emotions to guide