Lucky for us, Nissan has less to play around with from now to production. Toyota on the other hand played up the MKV Supra like mad with the wildest concept we've seen in years, only to carry on 10% of what was seen.They just flat refuse to give one bit of new info. Almost feels like the way the Supra was paraded around for years and ended up being a long long wait just to be disappointed.
For track use, which is what I intend to do, there is no way that rear profile will generate the 500lb or so downforce at speed. For street, it doesn’t matter really, just personal preference for looks. I’d still like a small lip spoiler though, it looks too droopy, almost Audi-like.I too wonder if there will be an adjustable/adaptive suspension setup offered. When you have the direct-competitor Supra offering that as standard on the 6 cylinder vehicles, it only seems logical. As to the rear end, I think we'd need to see wind tunnel results to conclusively see what kind of aero help it actually requires - I would assume that Nissan ran through that testing phase during development. Personally, I think it looks cleaner and more sophisticated sans any rear spoiler, so if it could be avoided, I'd opt for that. I also wonder if the noticeably protruding 3rd brake light had any impact on aerodynamics, whatsoever. It'd be awesome to see the results of aero testing!
Oh my, please put that 3.8 in as an option, I’ll put my money on it. This is great news!This is a good read and the first time I’ve heard that the 3.8 from the GT-R might be used in the Nismo.
More Info! A Walkaround - and a Sitdown - in the new Z PrototypeIt’s comfortable, the clutch pedal and steering wheel felt great and the outside looks like... every Z ever made.www.autoweek.com