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Hi,
I'm Steve Ellis, I've been in several Nissan communities over the years from 240sx, to Z, to GTR and so on. Collectively my family has owned nearly every Z aside from the 260 2+2 and the 370z.

My current Nissan Z is a 2008 Nismo edition #1251
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I'm also a contributing writer for several publications, and continue to vlog and photograph my automotive experiences on my Instagram @GetBTW
You can also see my YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/GetBehindtheWheel

I did have the opportunity to view the Nissan Proto Z awhile back here in Los Angeles. If you'd like to see the vlog check it out here...

Behind the Wheel - The Nissan Proto Z

I really hope Nissan knocks the new Z out of the park, and revitalizes a sports car icon.

Best,
Steve Ellis
@GetBTW
 

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Welcome. love the NISMO Z. I had 2007 #33

thanks for sharing your channel!
 

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Welcome. love the NISMO Z. I had 2007 #33

thanks for sharing your channel!
Thank you for the welcoming! OH AWESOME!! I feel that these are truly under appreciated, and after finding one with a clean title, I've been on the process of restoring mine, but still making sure she's driven.
 

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Welcome to the forum @Lunchbox20! The 400Z will look fantastic next your Nismo Z. Have you had yours since 2008?
I hope so as that is the plan!! Looking to have one for SEMA 2022/2023

I picked up my Nismo from a guy in San Antonio in 2018, and have been restoring it as it was left in bad shape by the previous owner.
 

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I hope so as that is the plan!! Looking to have one for SEMA 2022/2023

I picked up my Nismo from a guy in San Antonio in 2018, and have been restoring it as it was left in bad shape by the previous owner.
Oh nice. What kind of work have you done to it?
 

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Welcome @Lunchbox20!
Curious to know what you think the next-generation NISMO Z should be like to be a proper successor.
The reason I like the Nismo 350z was because of the actual work that Autech/Nismo/Nissan put into the car. Added welding to reinforce the chassis, chassis dampeners, functional aero, and limited production. Now, the limited production is whatever, but unlike the 370z Nismo, there wasn't really anything special about the car, Nissan just diluted the name by offering damn near every model in a Nismo package. Many manufactures have done this now, BMW's M Line, Mercedes AMG, etc. I think that the Nismo model should be something special, so I hope to see that again in the next Nismo version of the Z.
 

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Oh nice. What kind of work have you done to it?
Oh man...I'm about to start vlogging on that process. Several part replacement, had to fix a lot of the previous owners "modifications", just did a complete exterior refresh with new front and rear bumpers, brackets, etc. as well as repainting everything.
 

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The reason I like the Nismo 350z was because of the actual work that Autech/Nismo/Nissan put into the car. Added welding to reinforce the chassis, chassis dampeners, functional aero, and limited production. Now, the limited production is whatever, but unlike the 370z Nismo, there wasn't really anything special about the car, Nissan just diluted the name by offering damn near every model in a Nismo package. Many manufactures have done this now, BMW's M Line, Mercedes AMG, etc. I think that the Nismo model should be something special, so I hope to see that again in the next Nismo version of the Z.
It could be in the form of a mild-hybrid if this rumored GT-R tech trickles down
 

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They sure are. I can't wait to see some of the new Z when they get delivered!
Are you planning to place reserve one when order books open?
I can't yet fully say how I am acquiring my Z, as I'm not sure any NDA agreements, or agreements of the partnership, but I am hoping to either pick a preproduction or an early car to work with and develop some content with for both my YouTube channel and blog, as well as through our company and with Nissan. I'm really excited, and hope things happen as they have been discussed, however and either way, I WILL own one of the new Zs, but will hold out for a Nismo model.
 
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