Have Fun Building Your Perfect Nissan Z

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Go online and play around.

There are some great online car configurators out there. Unexpectedly, the Genesis configurator is rather good. It's like a video game. Porsche's car configurator is easily the best place to kill a few unproductive hours at work, and so is Lamborghini's. However, the one that always trumps them all is the configurator for this year's newest, most hotly anticipated sports car. In this case, the Nissan Z - the review of which you can now read on the site.

While the American configurator isn't live yet, the Australian one is. That should mean we get a look at everything you can order the new Z with, and everything you can't. Of course, pricing for this Z won't quite be right. But who cares? We're just here to build a car we can't buy yet anyway.

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So, we did. We also learned a few things in the process. On the Australian configurator at least, there's four versions to choose from. First, you can select either a coupe or a "Proto." The Proto is the special edition Z, but more on that later. There's also your choice of transmission, either automatic or manual. Notably, there's no difference in price between the two, only between the Proto and the base, which amounts to $5,337 USD. We'll see if that's the case for the American market soon.

The Proto only comes in one color: Nissan's "Ikazuchi Yellow" with a black roof. This is also (again, at least in Australia) the only way to get those 19-inch bronze wheels we saw in the promo photos. There are some more touches for the Proto edition on the configurator as well, including a matching yellow interior with suede seat inserts, as well as yellow calipers.

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Suffice to say, there's far more choice in the coupe if that classic Nissan yellow isn't for you (though you can get it on the base model Z too). It looks like nine total colors will be available on the Z. You can see all of them in the gallery, and the names of each are as follows: Rosewood Metallic, Diamond Black Metallic, and Gun Metallic, with each of these also coming with a black roof: Brilliant Silver, Boulder Grey, Seiran Blue, Passion Red, Everest White, and Ikazuchi Yellow.

On standard cars, these are available with either a black or red leather accented interior. Nissan has also listed the Australian power specs on the site, which read 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. That's exactly what we get in the American version.

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