Featured Nissan Exec Spilled the Beans Earlier this Year - Anticipated Lineup = Z, GTR, IDX and Bladeglider

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  1. Dantes Active Member

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    For all the uncertainty over Nissan's future sports car plans, a lot of people forgot Nissan's very clear statements from early this year.

    To remind you guys, Andy Palmer stated:

    “What I really expect is that when I was a lad I aspired to a sports car as a bit of a bad boy, and what I’m really looking for is to inspire that same positioning for kids who are coming through today who apparently aren’t that interested in cars. We have to re-engender that excitement for motor cars.

    “I anticipate the ‘Z’ will always be there as will be the GT-R, and I anticipate there will be two book-ends, the IDx on one side and the Bladeglider [electric vehicle concept] on the other.”

    http://www.caradvice.com.au/266652/...onfirmed-2016-production/#JHm8OyddrFiPmItx.99
     
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    Beautiful words :) Palmer left the company thought right? Hope these product plans didn't go out the door with him.
     
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    Yeap Palmer left and there is no saying this will be the rumored Z35. But it is good to hear that Nissan is considering multiple RWD sports coupes.

    I think they can make a real splash with that lineup. Imagine a GT-R halo at +100K, Z35 at around 50K, and a budget Datsun 510 remake at 20-30K.
     
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    Dude if they price the Z35 at $50k it will flop even worse than the 370Z unless it has some kind of crazy good performance specs! They have to keep the Z35 low-mid $30k and if they make an entry car like the IDX concept that should be around $20k.
     
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    Needs to undercut the price leaders (Mustang/Camaro) if it wants to be really competitive IMO. There's little appeal to Nissan right now besides the GT-R so they need to lead on price.
     
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    Not a single one of these came true
    That's kinda hard. Those American muscle cars are just about the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to price-to-performance ratio.
     
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    I dont see why it has to be a price leader. The Z has never led in that cateogry and it sold just fine. It's for a different buyer than the Mustang and Camaro which really are not pure sports cars and are used as drag racers, grocery getters etc.
     
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    Exactly. The Z is an actual sports car and not a pony car like the American muscle cars. Even the current Z is significantly smaller than those cars and feels completely different when driving.
     
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    Yea but you pay for it in terms of quality and reliability....
     
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    Next GT-R isn't due until 2018 at the earliest, so hopefully Nissan has plans to bring out a new Z car before then, or its sports cars offerings will really be stale pretty soon.
     
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    The Z is already stale. If the GTR wont be until 2018, they have to, HAVE TO bring out the Z before then. U know they wont release it same time so gotta hope they do it before hand.
     
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    Hey I still love the Z even if it doesn't sell in the same numbers as it used to. It makes it more rare seeing them on the streets which is fine by me.

    Back to the topic, I just read the Bladeglider project has also been shelved. Andy Palmer, we miss you. Nissan definitely decided to go safe (and boring?) over the last few yrs.
     
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    Bladeglider always seemed way too sci-fi to make production anyway. The IDX on the other hand seemed basically production ready. We won't have to worry about Nissan shelving the Z at least. It's too much a core of Nissan's image
     
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    Agreed and Nissan needs to start showing it some TLC. It seems all they do these days is continue to pump into the GT-R. I mean I don't blame them, it's the only truly exciting car they have and it makes headlines, but can't forget about the bread and butter!
     
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    That will all change later in the year. When it comes time to pump the Z, they'll make a big splash. Hyping the car too early with no solid info actually hurts enthusiasm in the long run.
     
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    Cmon Nissan step up your game! Honda just revealed the new Civic Concept which looks great. They also announced the Type R coming to the US, have the NSX coming, and rumors of a S1000 roadster too. Toyota has the FT-1 coming as the next Supra.

    Nothing exciting in pipeline from Nissan :( If there is, they're keeping it bottled up air tight!
     
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