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Old 11-04-2008, 01:34 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by areyouin729 View Post
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?
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Originally Posted by Endgame View Post
Good info man... I think the Camro they were testing against the Z was a SS. I don't have a link as I was in an airport reading a car mag - can't even remember what mag it was sorry.

To your point.. no one (or a VERY small percentage) of us really know anything at this point. It will be fun as the actual test and comparos start coming out.

Agreed...But it is fun to speculate lol though it has gotten out of hand lately.

Originally Posted by trebien View Post
That's very surprising, for a stock SRT8. They're fast, but a single turbo 350z should have similar HP/T output and lower weight.

I was shocked at the SRT8's beating we took....When he added the exhaust and headers it was merciless to anything not TT'd and even then he edged my friend out in his tt Z....I dont know if its the combination of tranny and gearing but they are deceptively fast up top stock especially for the weight...The single turbo Z's that he beat were convertable Z's so that might have mattered in the race vs them....His SRT8 now has ported heads and cams along with a computer and the breathing mods...He ran a Gallardo and was neck and neck with it all the way up to about 150+ from what they told me....

Originally Posted by Greg06 View Post
+1 Too many "experts" not enough facts
Lol....No expert here just psuedo bench racing..Sometime you just cant help it....

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Has anyone fitted the 3.7 engine in the older 350z ?? If so please excuse the question I don't get on here much. Thanks fellas
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