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Who thinks Nissan should/will build a version of the Z with a turbo 4?
Maybe it will eventually replace the V6 if emissions become too tough, but I love the idea of a slightly cheaper option -- kinda like with Supra, though obviously, the engine situation there is different.
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On the other hand, Nissan could simply reduce the cost of entry to a more "accessible" level for the Z as it is. I think this idea has been litigated much in the same way as offering two different tunes of the existing TTV6 was - just doesn't make sense for what is supposed to be a defining legacy car for the brand. 4-Cyl Supra was (generally) a mistake, not a brilliant marketing decision, in my view.
 

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I'm not really wowed by Nissan's 4 cylinder engines so on that alone I'd say no. Plus I think Nissan should just focus on what they have now rather than spread themselves out. Like @kbl911 said it didn't work for the Supra and I don't see why it would with the Z. Make 1-2 more trims instead that are more affordable instead of switching engines.
 

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On the other hand, Nissan could simply reduce the cost of entry to a more "accessible" level for the Z as it is. I think this idea has been litigated much in the same way as offering two different tunes of the existing TTV6 was - just doesn't make sense for what is supposed to be a defining legacy car for the brand. 4-Cyl Supra was (generally) a mistake, not a brilliant marketing decision, in my view.
Offering a detuned TTV6 doesn't seem like it would save much money. And you'd have to cut out all sorts of other items too I suppose.

The new Z is already going to be exceptionally well priced, so I have to think a turbo-4 could cut that quite a bit... plus it might actually be a really solid car for the tuning crowd.
 

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Nissan no longer has a viable turbo 4 cylinder in their lineup. The VC-T engine won't cut it in a sports car.

With the sun setting on IC engines, I highly doubt Nissan would design a clean-sheet proper turbo 4. I guess if they wanted to develop it as an option to be shared with the Frontier, that'd be possible. But, they wouldn't do it just for a Z.
 

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Oh... definitely not JUST for the Z. That would make no sense. And I don't see why the CV-T wouldn't work in a sports car. It doesn't have to be a CRAZY sports car... just something fun.
 

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Are you messing with us?
Crap. Sorry... no I totally misread what you wrote.

Instead of CVT, I read VC-T (VC-Turbo) and I just finished reading the press release about the new engine...


DEFINITELY no CVT in anything even remotely resembling a sports car.
 
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