Originally Posted by areyouin729
let's face it...
there are very few people who stick with a Z for the heritage anymore
I love Z's and have had 2 but if they have a huge price tag, it will be hard to stick with Nissan
it's the 300ZX all over again on a smaller scale but same principle
A lot of it has to do with the Engine IMO.
Back in 2002, 287hp from a V6 was MIGHTY, and most sports cars, even the Vette (350hp) were closer to the Z in HP and performance, at $20K more sticker... It was a Spectacular, high power car at a value.
Fast Forward just a few short years and now the V8's are making 400+hp in most cars and the price is the same, or even less than the Z. Sticking with the V6 really limits what they can do, even Porshe has a hard time pushing over 400hp with a V6, ditto a production Nissan.
To keep up, Nissan really needed to Cram a Small V8 in the Z or Go FI and keep the 30K entry point.
Spec'd out, I am certain a 370Z will be close to $50K with all options.. Granted its a loaded car, but a fully loaded SS Camaro will be $36K, not to mention a Loaded Challenger, Shelby Mustang or Vette... Where is the value there?