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Hey all. Existing 370Z owner from Australia checking in, keen to follow the development and release of the Z35/ 400Z/ whatever they will call it. Won't be in the market for a new sports car for a few years as I picked up a 370Z just last year, but hoping it turns out excellent so I have a possible upgrade in a few years.

Are there many other 370Z owners out there? Thoughts on the Z Proto? I really like it, very clean design. Obviously (despite the 240Z hype) the styling is heavily 370Z based due to the carryover chassis and hardpoints, just a bit sharper and cleaner. Probably why I like it!

Pic of my 370Z:

 

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Welcome to the forum @Redi-Zedi! Great looking 370Z how long have you had it for? I'm a big fan of the Z Proto, I think Nissan did a good job paying homage to the previous Z cars while giving it a modern twist. All that's left for me is to see how that twin turbo V6 performs.
 

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Thanks!

Since the platform under your 370Z will get carried over to the new Z, is there anything you hope Nissan improves on?
Not too much, I really like the 370Z. Some of the things I like about it, ironically, are a result of it being an 'old-new' car like the naturally aspirated V6, hydraulic steering, and lack of many modern distractions.

I think the engine upgrade will be nice, as long as they keep some of feel of revving out the engine and give it some decent performance high in the rev range to encourage you to hold onto gears. A nicer (louder) stock exhaust note, not dependent on fake engine noises through the speakers, would be appreciated too.

It's too much to hope they retain the hydraulic power steering - I just hope that if it gets an electronically assisted rack, as it probably will, it doesn't get the awful and vague 'steer-by-wire' system in the Infiniti Q50/60 models. Although the 370Z could use a tad more feedback, it is still a very analogue feeling steering system and I would hate for that connection to be lost.

Oh, and I hope they offer whole body coloured paint options. Not a fan of the 'black roof' thing. It suits a taller sedan or SUV where the blacked out roof helps hide a bit of visual height. But a low coupe doesn't need it. I'd rather have a normal full body paint scheme that shows off the lines of the car. By all means, offer a black roof as an option, but this car needs to look good in a single colour as well.
 

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It's too much to hope they retain the hydraulic power steering - I just hope that if it gets an electronically assisted rack, as it probably will, it doesn't get the awful and vague 'steer-by-wire' system in the Infiniti Q50/60 models. Although the 370Z could use a tad more feedback, it is still a very analogue feeling steering system and I would hate for that connection to be lost.
I know what you mean. Heard from owners and journalists that' the Q50 and Q60 have a severe lack of feedback with the road.
Some automakers execute it much better.

What do you think about the 370's power-to-weight ratio? Do you think the new Z should be similar?
 

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I'm still on my original 2004 350z. Still running well. Trying to figure out if the 400z is worth buying. Will wait at least for year 2 to buy.
Welcome to the forum @Redi-Zedi! You picked a good time to join now that the production model has been revealed.

 

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Ex GT-R owner here, R33/R35, but always loved Z.
Almost got a 300ZX in the 90s, but wasn't meant to be.
Next 12 months will be exciting.
 
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