Denim Jay plays with the reborn Datsun 510
Nissan brought a single of its new IDx concepts to Jay Leno’;s Garage above the weekend. Leno, in flip, brought Datsun fanatic and friend of the present Greg Elliot, who brought his 1971 Datsun 510. Leno and Miller agree that the new vehicle seems great, and the 2 assume it to promote well.
Leno also brings Nissan’;s inventive design and style manager Giovanni Arroba to the garage to talk about the new concept.
Arroba says the IDx Nismo is closer to manufacturing than it may look. Leno does go for a trip, but they will not do burnouts or any of the other items you might want to do with a vehicle that heralds a return to small, lightweight rear-drive sports activities vehicles.
Of course, numerous attributes will not make it to manufacturing, like the anodized paint, rearview cameras (alternatively of mirrors) and the shark nose. We hope the 19-inch, 10-spoke wheels do make the cut, even so.
As soon as in the car, Leno and Arroba speak about the interior, the basic gauges and the nicely-positioned A-pillars that will not block your vision. Soon after that Leno breaks the door pulls, eliciting very a humorous response from Arroba.
The episode ends with Leno pleading with viewers to create Nissan and inform them to develop this auto. We totally agree.
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