Zed’s not dead

Nissan design boss Alfonso Albaisa has thrown his weight behind an all-new Z car in the brand’s model range to replace the ageing 370Z. While conceding there are challenges in the sports car market, he nevertheless claimed to be “personally advocating” a new Z car. “We haven’t given up on it,” he was reported as saying. With the 370Z having enjoyed almost a decade on sale, a replacement’s costs would appear easy to amortise, especially with development costs shared by Renault.