The time of a new Nissan Z is essentially here. Nissan unveiled its Z Proto yesterday. This isn’t the production car, mind you, but it is a signal of “the company’s intent to launch a new generation of the legendary Z sports car” per the automaker’s press release. We here at Hooniverse HQ have many opinions on this thing. Some correct and others maybe less so. But we’ll share those with you on Friday as we gather all these takes in one spot after baking properly in our Take Oven.

For now, I’d like to hear what you think about the new Z. Here are two more photos for you to eyeball:

Now time for some known stats. Under the hood, you’ll see a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. I think it’s safe to assume this mill is related to (or the same) as the one found bolted between the fenders of the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport. It’s backed up by a real-deal manual gearbox and power goes to the rear wheels. Nissan is still figuring out which autobox to stuff in there as an option.

So you have the basics. What do you think at first glance? Sound off below.