Back in October, a Nissan exec was quoted saying the production-ready "400Z" sports car would be mostly unchanged from the prototype you've undoubtedly seen by now. Judging from a set of recently surfaced patent images, it looks like he was right.

Spotted on Australia's online IP office by CarExpert are patent images of what's almost certainly Nissan's next Z sports car. And it looks like pretty much everything you saw on the Proto will make it onto the showroom floor. The big, polarizing, squared-off grille, the 300ZX-inspired taillights, the crest-shaped hood bulge, the samurai sword-shaped trim that falls over the side windows—it's all here.

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Nissan 400Z Patent Reveals It Looks Identical To Concept

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