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Not trying to be a downer. But if they are not bringing information with it. Keep it. Nothing is that great when it comes to cars. Nissan is making it more priority to hide these things. And there’s plenty more out there.
 

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It’s all good. You’re right, lots of good cars out there and the new Z won’t please everyone. I think we pretty much already know what the new Z will be about. It will be a modified Z34 chassis with updated suspension and brakes, the 3.0TT making 400 hp from the Q60 and 6 speed manual or 9 speed auto. Exterior/interior pretty much as shown on the Proto. That’s all good in my book as long as the price is reasonable. I’m thankful Nissan is giving us a new Z in the first place given the current market for 2-seaters and their financial troubles.
 

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I agree, I think that what we are seemingly getting is precisely what was expected, and there's nothing especially wrong with that. We need more sports cars, particularly those that are (ostensibly) affordable. It's a dying breed as many automakers prioritize streamlining their offerings with an obvious concentration on rubbish high-riding crossovers.

My only real criticism is Nissan's strategy with respect to divulging (or not divulging) information about this new Z, particularly when so much is basically already known but unconfirmed. That's been frustrating.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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I agree, Nissan is being extremely cagey but this is vastly different than the Supra roll out wherein the concept and launch version of the car were shown many years apart and bore only passing resemblence to one another. Z Proto is basically a production-ready vehicle.
 

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Ahh the proper shop to take it to, Forsberg’s! I bet he ‘can’t wait’ to hoon that. But being very similar to the Z34’s underpinnings, wonder what tweaks Nissan did to make it better. Factory coilover option would be great, on top of BBK!
That droopy rear sure needs some aero help.
 

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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!
 

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My thing is I always overhaul the suspension anyways. It’s the difference of a whole new car. It don’t bother me as bad if they make any change in that department. Just want that BBK and a good LSD. But I doubt a good LSD will be. I feel confident about the BBK due to the increased HP. It just has to be. Fast car needs great brakes.
 

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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!
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.
 

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Another speculation article. Why in hell would Nissan put the 300hp motor in going backwards. Just absolutely no way. Then the fact Nissan won’t say anything is odd in itself. Maybe they have a surprise. Maybe they are embarrassed by the weak motor. I’m ready to part ways with this stunt they are pulling and all these opinionated articles.
 

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There is no chance they are putting the GTR motor in this. Isn't that a hand built engine? I imagine also much pricier than the 3.0 from the Q50/60. That would bring this car closer to their halo car which they definitely want separation from. The Z is a car built to a price point.

Regardless, photos look great. Now we just need some concrete details.
 

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We shall see what's really under that hood. Come to think of it, no sense in Nissan putting the 3.8 in since will be almost direct competition for the GTR when it comes back into production. I'll be happy with the 400hp mill, but true why even consider the 300hp variant?

I sure hope dealer markups won't be too ridiculous with all this hype. Lots of people are interested in this grassroots Z, unlike the BMW-Toyota mishmash Supra.
 
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