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Old 06-26-2008, 08:46 PM   #61
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I prefer a one engine size for the Z model. Fck with the Mustang (v6/v8), lexus IS, etc.

One engine size with other trim in luxury items.

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Old 06-27-2008, 12:22 AM   #62
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no no no, their going to put in a twin turboed V10, everybody knows that, and it's going to be a 680Z and it's also going to have the GTR's 7-speed dual clutch transmission and an upgraded version 3.2 flux capacitor, and a rear spoiler that automatically raises up after it reaches 180mph, and thats just the base model.

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Old 06-27-2008, 04:28 AM   #63
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NO, so your saying that nissan is going to make 2 different Z''s in one year? a 370Z and a.......400Z? I'll beleive it when I actually see it on the showroom floor.
No, we're saying that they'll make one Z, most with a 370Z badge and one with a 500Z badge. Nissan stopped calling it the "350Z" and started calling it the "Z" to avoid just this kind of problem.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:38 AM   #64
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^^^Nah don't like that Idea, we'd end up like BMW with all these useless series.

It's either you like it or not...or wait six or so year for the re-make...
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:25 AM   #65
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lol you guys make it out like this is the final production model for the Z. these are all renderings people. i think final production model will look more like the current model.
+1 Nissan's concepts can sometimes look pretty wonkey..

But hell other than the one leaked nissan pic. The rest are just(non nissan) PS crap..
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:05 AM   #66
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i'm waiting to see what Nissan has up their sleeve then I will make judgement

My first choice would be to go a 370Z

but I cant believe i'm saying this but i'm realllllllly liking then new Camaro, I may just buy my first American car if Nissan doesn't come thru
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:10 AM   #67
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Guess im the only one in love!!! Ill take this with the V8 please. Just imagine, no more getting waxed by new base model Vettes with 50 yr old men behind the wheel.. Awesome!!
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:17 AM   #68
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[QUOTE=chromesilver6]

this angle kinda looks like an old 944
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:54 AM   #69
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IMO a V8 would be bad ***! a big step up of performance, and of course the more power, that also means better suspension etc.etc. I would be inline to get one ASAP! it seems everybody wants to be the underdog that would smoke faster cars because of their "mods" etc.etc. Yeah everybody wants that nastolgic story. So why not go with V8 and start smoking those muscle/exotic cars? and still be a reliable, street legal, DD car... I would love to see the day that it would happen...
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:12 AM   #70
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No, we're saying that they'll make one Z, most with a 370Z badge and one with a 500Z badge. Nissan stopped calling it the "350Z" and started calling it the "Z" to avoid just this kind of problem.
If Nissan called it just the "Z" then they would scrap the 350Z badge off it. Sure, when you look on the website they have it listed as "Z". But it's still named the 350Z.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:14 AM   #71
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i personally think a V8 is a slap in the face to the Z name and a sell out move

I like the Z to stick with the V6. In my opinion it's no different then when the Z prototype was looking a V4, don't change tradition.

1 engine with different trim levels, i'd rather see a Turbo version then a V8
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:20 AM   #72
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If Nissan called it just the "Z" then they would scrap the 350Z badge off it. Sure, when you look on the website they have it listed as "Z". But it's still named the 350Z.
No, they're scrapping the naming convention. We'll never stop calling them by their name, but Nissan's marketing department sees it otherwise.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:51 AM   #73
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All i know is i wish i could get my hands on that new 5.0 liter V8 in the FX50 and shove it into my 03 Z. If you havent seen that fx50 funs a 13.6 quarter mile!!! So just think what about 1000 pounds less than that would do!!!!
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this angle kinda looks like an old 944
I like, especially the roof line.. the V8 may be late availability or something... I'd jump on the v8 if it was balanced with handling and not crazy expensive
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All i know is i wish i could get my hands on that new 5.0 liter V8 in the FX50 and shove it into my 03 Z. If you havent seen that fx50 funs a 13.6 quarter mile!!! So just think what about 1000 pounds less than that would do!!!!
THe may put that in the next "Z" nismo. I think that would make sense. Plenty people complained that their nismo didnt come with power boost over normal Zs.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:23 AM   #76
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No, they're scrapping the naming convention. We'll never stop calling them by their name, but Nissan's marketing department sees it otherwise.
They may advertise it as "Z" but it's still tagged 350Z. Still has the badge 350Z. So no, they haven't dropped the naming system.
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No, they're scrapping the naming convention. We'll never stop calling them by their name, but Nissan's marketing department sees it otherwise.
your wisdom overwhelms me, or maybe your ignorance

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They may advertise it as "Z" but it's still tagged 350Z. Still has the badge 350Z. So no, they haven't dropped the naming system.
no, in. the. dark says their dropping the naming system, so their dropping the naming system

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Old 06-27-2008, 10:47 AM   #78
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your wisdom overwhelms me
Sarcasm noted. My point is that the Z car is now how Nissan wants us to see the car. The same is true of the G. Even if we use the numbering convention internally in the community to discern which G we are talking about, such as "G35" and "G37", it is still the G. In Japan it is the Skyline. Whether or not the badge says 250 or 350GT, it's still a Skyline. When Nissan decided that they wanted to shift us from using the numbers, we should have taken notice. The question we should ask ourselves is, "Why?" The answer could be one of/or two things. The first is that Nissan doesn't want to continue making larger and larger engines for the Z car. Eventually, we may see a jump to a smaller engined Z. It would be a marketing nightmare to go from a 370Z to a 250Z. Were they to position a V8 model, it would still be under the Z name. The V8 model would have a different badge, just as the 250 and 350 Skylines have different badges, but it would still be marketed as a Z. So while we use it to discern the different models, and will likely always, it makes no difference.

If you don't like the answer I've provided, consider this: if Nissan is going to include a 500 trim on the next Z to keep up with the competition, they aren't going to let a naming convention stand in their way.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:49 AM   #79
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your wisdom overwhelms me, or maybe your ignorance



no, in. the. dark says their dropping the naming system, so their dropping the naming system
Hmmm. It appears that while I was replying, you've decided to make your post a little more beligerent. That's fine. But you misused the word 'ignorance'. Let me help you.

Main Entry: ig·no·rance
Pronunciation: \ˈig-n(ə-)rən(t)s\
Function: noun
Date: 13th century
: the state or fact of being ignorant : lack of knowledge, education, or awareness

Ignorance would be not taking note (being aware) of Nissan's changing their marketing strategy for the car you love so much.

Have a nice day.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:57 AM   #80
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I want one lol.... who cares how it looks a V8.

But now on a serious note it can't be much worse then the WRX STI hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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