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Ive always wanted to own a Nissan product and some thing or the other has made it elusive for me.
Starting with putting a deposit on a 90 Maxima SE back in 97 to ending up with a Lexus ES250, followed by almost picking up a 14 Q50S and ending up with a IS350 Fsport to the last attempt of getting a Z34 and ending up with a Shelby GT350.
I am fully dedicated this time and will be a future Z35 owner when this thing comes out and here are my want list...

  • Manual gearbox
  • TT V6
  • lighter than a Z34 or the same weight but not heavier
  • updated suspension / steering from what was in a Z34

I dont think thats too much to ask for at all. Keeping my fingers crossed.
 

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Welcome.

I too am watching the weight and hope they keep the manual, because I'd choose the manual. That said, I bet the weight will go up, because all cars weigh more these days, but power will increase too. The TT V6 is going to be a huge upgrade.
 

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I too am watching the weight and hope they keep the manual, because I'd choose the manual. That said, I bet the weight will go up, because all cars weigh more these days, but power will increase too. The TT V6 is going to be a huge upgrade.
Thank you.

Yeah thats my main fear, i know Nissan for sure will maintain the manual and will have the TTV6. Im just hoping theyll refine the Z34 bones enough to offset the heft of the TT setup and make some substantial changes to the suspension to make it more lively.
 

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And I'm ok if it gains some weight. Just not much. Was the 370 already a lot lighter than the 350?
Yeah, 370 was smaller and lighter in all aspects. But keeping it at the same weight and adding the power would be a clear winner. Sorta like what Mazda did with the ND miata.
 

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Another option for reducing weight is maybe following what Toyota has done with the new Supra 2.0 and release a turbo 4 cylinder version of the new Z a year after the TT V6. Less weight in the nose for people who don't need as much power
 

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Another option for reducing weight is maybe following what Toyota has done with the new Supra 2.0 and release a turbo 4 cylinder version of the new Z a year after the TT V6. Less weight in the nose for people who don't need as much power
Another option for reducing weight is maybe following what Toyota has done with the new Supra 2.0 and release a turbo 4 cylinder version of the new Z a year after the TT V6. Less weight in the nose for people who don't need as much power
True.. but keeping a six will be better. But i understand the benefits of a boosted four from an efficiency perspective
 
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