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Old 01-23-2020, 11:42 AM   #1
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It's (probably) happening!

Something to be excited about, though a base price that's $40k instead of $30k seems like a really bad idea. If it does end up having a 400 hp V6 I get the case for a price increase - kinda. But it would not help sales at all IMO.

I'd rather they keep the power similar and make the car lighter/simpler/smaller (or same size).
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It's (probably) happening!

Something to be excited about, though a base price that's $40k instead of $30k seems like a really bad idea. If it does end up having a 400 hp V6 I get the case for a price increase - kinda. But it would not help sales at all IMO.

I'd rather they keep the power similar and make the car lighter/simpler/smaller (or same size).
Why does that render look like a Hyundai front end grafted onto an Audi TT?
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Donít get excited just yet. For years various Nissan execs and media outlets have hinted at a new Z, but nothing has happened. Rumour is the Z35 project has been spun up, stalled, canned and spun up again multiple times. But the Nissan board keep chickening out, because of the risk and poor ROI.

Iím waiting for a) official concept cars at motor shows, b) multiple verified prototypes seen testing, and c) official press releases from Nissan confirming the Z35 is coming.

Without that, all the speculative articles are just more hype and noise. Been happening for years and still no new Z yet.
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If you've been paying attention to the news at all, Nissan is in a world of hurt right now financially so I would not be surprised if they put on hold or cancel non-essential projects like low-volume sports cars...
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If you've been paying attention to the news at all, Nissan is in a world of hurt right now financially so I would not be surprised if they put on hold or cancel non-essential projects like low-volume sports cars...
The converse to what you said is that Nissan won’t change in light of their situation. They may stay on path not knowing what else to do. The next Z could be seen as a necessary risk that is needed to refresh the model and the brand. They could see what Toyota and Honda have done with the 86, Type R and Supra and realize they are behind the ball. The Z and GTR are old. New design language usually trickles down from sports cars and flagships, so a new Z might be necessary.

Toyota has played it safe with the 86 and Supra by collaborating with Subaru and BMW, respectively, to keep costs down. Honda has modified their 2.0T in the Civic Type R to be used in the Accord and built that sports car on a platform that sells in high volumes, so their costs aren’t too high. Nissan will likely do the same with their Z by using an existing engine, but their costs will likely still be higher because the Z isn’t a collaboration, nor is its body shared across platforms like the Civics.

The fact that they are testing a new car with an old Z shell is evidence enough that a new sports car is likely coming.
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If you've been paying attention to the news at all, Nissan is in a world of hurt right now financially so I would not be surprised if they put on hold or cancel non-essential projects like low-volume sports cars...
Then again that sort of death by austerity is exactly how Nissan ended up in this place. Theyíve been cost cutting and cost cutting for a decade, and itís deeply hurt them
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Then again that sort of death by austerity is exactly how Nissan ended up in this place. Theyíve been cost cutting and cost cutting for a decade, and itís deeply hurt them
Agreed. I donít know if Mitsubishi is the best analogy, but they seemed to cut themselves into obscurity (even before Nissan owned them). The strategy doesnít appear to be improving their sales. Just for comparison: they sold 121k vehicles in the US in 2019; Tesla sold 540k, which is more than Mitsubishi has ever sold in a single year in the US, and Teslas are luxury cars.

Nissan needs reinvigorate the brand. They have the history and capacity.
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If Nissan still exists 5 years from now I will be really, REALLY surprised.


Just their leadership issues alone could be the end of the brand.
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Nissan lost it's way. They used to make relatively decent Toyota alternatives. Now just garbage
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Is this a thing, or just another render full of hopes and dreams?

I'm still trying to find my next purchase, I'm holding off for another year though because there's "apparently" a few new cars close to release.
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I love Z's. They have the best hips.
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I love Z's. They have the best hips.
True, I've almost grabbed one a few times over the years, BUT, the convertible versions, roof up or down, are as ugly as 10 ugly things.
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Is this a thing, or just another render full of hopes and dreams?

I'm still trying to find my next purchase, I'm holding off for another year though because there's "apparently" a few new cars close to release.
Right from the link
" Our sneak preview of the most exciting cars coming in the next few years draws on knowledge from leaked product-development plans, spy photos, and loose-lipped insiders mixed in with information that has already been officially released."

Translated - "We made this shit up YO"
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