Nissan Z35 Forum : NissanZ35.com
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.
In the absence of any word from Nissan about the next Z sports car, the rumor mill continues turning.
This latest rumor, posted by a 370Z owner claims that a Nissan representative at the Pittsburgh auto show hinted that the Z35 would come in 2016 and with more than 400 HP.
Was this a rep in-the-know, or just someone trying to impress a show visitor? We'll find out... eventually.
Nissan has just announced "two surprise products" that will make a cameo appearance during their lengthened commercial spot for the Super Bowl tomorrow, February 1, 2015.
"The teaser gives a hint at an emotional story set to the beat of a very emotional and iconic piece of music," said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations U.S., Nissan North America. "You'll also see two surprise products that will make cameo appearances in the full story on Sunday."
As you may have read, Nissan recently made public statements suggesting it may pull back the reins on more radical product offerings such as the Nissan IDx concept which debuted at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show and focus more on tried-and-true vehicles in its line up such as the Z sports car and the GT-R.
However, according to insider sources, the Nissan IDx concept will live on in part as several design elements will be featured in the next-generation Z car.
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