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Great day at JCCS. I was able to get up close to this new Z. Also talked with Jonathan and another Nissan rep, easy access since I got there early to stage my S30.

Per Jonathan, I asked about suspension details, specifically mounting points. He said the underlying structure is still 370Z but the tuning (shocks, springs) have been optimized. I also asked about the rear wheel well space, said you could possibly fit 295s or even 305s. Also pointed out the dual oil coolers (hope this is correct) at lower section of the grille.

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Crowd reception was great! It was building throughout the day. Plus really helped that Nissan put the Z display right next to the free coffee bar after handing out complimentary Nissan/Datsun mugs.
That's great to hear that the Z was getting so much love! Also, you can never go wrong with giving people a free coffee mug! :LOL: Were you able to snag one?
 

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Also, was really curious about the Z in Boulder Gray. Per the Nissan rep, he said it's already out in their other products, pointing to the Pro-4X Frontier across the way. I still like that tint, no blue but more like cement or slate.

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Also, was really curious about the Z in Boulder Gray. Per the Nissan rep, he said it's already out in their other products, pointing to the Pro-4X Frontier across the way. I still like that tint, no blue but more like cement or slate.

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It's interesting to see how it contrasts with Gun Metallic. Hopefully we see Boulder Gray on a Z soon.

 

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From when my wife and I were there, no one was able to sit inside. We first saw it just before noon, and there was a good crowd around the ropes, taking pics and getting their coffee mugs. We made a few more laps around the venue to see the other cars then came back by the Z and saw that Mr. GT-R was there. At that point, we got a few more pics and some folks were invited inside the ropes to talk/get close ups, but I never saw anyone inside the Z or heard it start up, etc.

From my perspective, I think the blue interior was much more subtle from outside looking in than I expected it to be from the videos and pics that I had seen already. I personally don't think I could live with that decision if I end up keeping the car for ~10+ years, but to each their own. Back when I was buying my IS 350, Pearl White exterior with Rioja Red interior was the most coveted combination, and is what I went with, but it'll be interesting to see what it is for the Z.
 

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I got there early before the public to stage my Z. When I got to the display Jonathan was there showing two ladies inside the tape, opened the door, they peeked inside. I was let inside the tape and asked him a bunch of questions related to susp mounting and tuning. Took close-ups of what I haven鈥檛 seen before, the suspension and chassis, and oil coolers behind the grille. No one really was allowed to sit in the Z.

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Good job on the new pictures, thanks for posting. I'm hoping to see exhaust routing pictures at some point to compare to the Q60.
Good point. I didn't think about that when grabbing pics underneath, could've easily been done at that time. Someone else's job now, maybe at SEMA or upcoming Auto Show here.

One thing that was a plus was the placement of those oil coolers down low on that gaping grille, I knew they designed that grille for maximum function to alleviate heat issues. I can see the aftermarket opening up the blank bumper areas for brake cooling ducts.
 

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