Nissan Z35 Forum : NissanZ35.com
After years of rumor and speculation about the fate of Nissan's legendary Z sports car, we now have word that the company will be unveiling the next-generation Nissan Z Concept this October at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show!
While the next Z car is expected to share similar proportions as the current 370Z, it is likely to also ride on the shorter-wheelbase Infiniti FR-L platform and adopt design characteristics from the Nissan GT-R.
Nissan isn't playing it safe either, as rumors indicate that a hybrid Nissan Z with a DCT gearbox and electric motor could crank out a whopping 500 horsepower and make it the most powerful in its class.
Autoblog and Auto Express have published new pieces which mention the next Z car.
Main takeaways from these new articles:
- The Nissan Z sports car will always remain in the range forever, says Shiro Nakamura (Senior Vice President of Nissan)
- No firm date for future Z35 yet
- Nakamura wants to take cues from the original 240Z for the Z35
We may not have any official confirmation of the next-generation Nissan Z sports car, but we may be looking at the first solid indication of the engine that will be powering it.
Infiniti has just announced a new 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engine. The new VR-series engine will be available in two power outputs with either 300 or 400-horsepowers and will be the lightest, most powerful, cleanest and most fuel efficient V6 engine that Infiniti has ever offered.
The 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine family will first be available in the 2016 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan but it appears to have all of the makings for the next Nissan Z engine
Nissan head of design, Shiro Nakamura, stated recently that the next generation Nissan Z sports car would be more revolution than evolution and hinted that displacement and power may remain the same or decrease.
He also discussed the repositioning of the Z car not only in terms of price tag but the running costs of owning the vehicle, making reference to the possibility of a four-cylinder turbo option.
As for the rumors of possible IDx-inspired styling? Nakamura stated it is currently not in the plans for the Z car.
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