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I don't know how many people have seen this yet but Nissan teased the new Z car in a video about their new lineup. Supposedly it's going to have a twin turbo V6 and produce around 400 horsepower.

I know it's not a direct competitor to the 86 but based on looks alone Nissan seems to have a winner on their hands. The more sports cars on the market the better!


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I think if Nissan is serious about the segment, they might offer a N/A or lower-performance trim to compete with the BRZ/86. A lot of the design cues on this car seem to be paying homage to the 300ZX, and I'm not drawing any conclusions based on just that, but I could potentially see them offering a turbo and N/A version just like the 300ZX.

I, for one, think that would be great. More fun, affordable sports cars on the market means more options for people like us, and more people enjoying driving.
 

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I think if Nissan is serious about the segment, they might offer a N/A or lower-performance trim to compete with the BRZ/86. A lot of the design cues on this car seem to be paying homage to the 300ZX, and I'm not drawing any conclusions based on just that, but I could potentially see them offering a turbo and N/A version just like the 300ZX.

I, for one, think that would be great. More fun, affordable sports cars on the market means more options for people like us, and more people enjoying driving.
I've been reading similar things about Nissan using a "retro" design for this new Z car, which seems correct based on these photos. I'd love it if Nissan offered a N/A version of the car, it would make it available for more people. Hopefully Nissan isn't just obsessed with trying to beat the Supra.
 

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I think if Nissan is serious about the segment, they might offer a N/A or lower-performance trim to compete with the BRZ/86. A lot of the design cues on this car seem to be paying homage to the 300ZX, and I'm not drawing any conclusions based on just that, but I could potentially see them offering a turbo and N/A version just like the 300ZX.

I, for one, think that would be great. More fun, affordable sports cars on the market means more options for people like us, and more people enjoying driving.
Given all the stuff with the pandemic and the stuff with Carlos Ghosn, It'll be interesting to see how many versions of the 400Z Nissan will offer. I hope they have different engines and trim options.
 

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I don't know how many people have seen this yet but Nissan teased the new Z car in a video about their new lineup. Supposedly it's going to have a twin turbo V6 and produce around 400 horsepower.

I know it's not a direct competitor to the 86 but based on looks alone Nissan seems to have a winner on their hands. The more sports cars on the market the better!


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I think that Nissan is aiming more for the Supra than the 86
 

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A little bit. Right now its the Toyotas and the Miata. There was the FIAT 124 Spider, but it was never advertised, and FIAT has pulled it. They aren’t going to bring it back. Alfa Romeo also pulled the 4C. I think the problem for both of them is that its been 20 years since they had a presence in the US.
The Alpine A110 gets great reviews and looks nice, but Renault is not shipping to the US, for the same reason
 

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A little bit. Right now its the Toyotas and the Miata. There was the FIAT 124 Spider, but it was never advertised, and FIAT has pulled it. They aren’t going to bring it back. Alfa Romeo also pulled the 4C. I think the problem for both of them is that its been 20 years since they had a presence in the US.
The Alpine A110 gets great reviews and looks nice, but Renault is not shipping to the US, for the same reason
If Renault were to ever come back to the US it would be only to sell crossovers, which is sadly what most people want these days.
 

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How long have you had your Prius @Grady59?
I have been driving them since 2005.
Two were totaled in accidents(not my fault) one I sold before I went overseas, and my current one.
I’m single and have no children and don’t really go anywhere, so hybrid is not a big deal for me.
 

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Car and Driver is estimating the new Z to start at about $45k. We expect to see shared powertrain and platform with the Q60 coupe from Nissan's luxury division, Infiniti. That would mean a twin-turbo V-6 engine, rear-wheel drive proportions, and improved
technology and an upgraded cabin.
Like its beastly brother, the Nissan GT-R, the 400Z is expected to be powered by a twin-turbocharged V-6. But, instead of the fire-breathing 565-hp 3.8-liter that’s under the hood of the GT-R, the 400Z will likely get the 300-hp 3.0-liter mill from the Infiniti Q60. Car and Driver don’t know if a manual trans will be available, and its possible there will be a convertible down the road.
Key safety features are likely to include:
  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Available lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
  • Available adaptive cruise control. Will the GR86 have these features standard as well?
 

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Car and Driver is estimating the new Z to start at about $45k. We expect to see shared powertrain and platform with the Q60 coupe from Nissan's luxury division, Infiniti. That would mean a twin-turbo V-6 engine, rear-wheel drive proportions, and improved
technology and an upgraded cabin.
Like its beastly brother, the Nissan GT-R, the 400Z is expected to be powered by a twin-turbocharged V-6. But, instead of the fire-breathing 565-hp 3.8-liter that’s under the hood of the GT-R, the 400Z will likely get the 300-hp 3.0-liter mill from the Infiniti Q60. Car and Driver don’t know if a manual trans will be available, and its possible there will be a convertible down the road.
Key safety features are likely to include:
  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Available lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
  • Available adaptive cruise control. Will the GR86 have these features standard as well?
I hope that the GR86 stays away from these relatively unnecessary safety features. If you are paying attention all of these are pointless and are more of a headache to deal with. I love that the current 86 doestn have these and sticks to being a simple great car. All of these pointless features only drive the price.
 

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I hope Nissan doesn't disappoint. If the rumors of 400hp, manual, and a $40k price tag is true the only thing left to say is RIP Zupra! 😅😂🤣
 

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I hope Nissan doesn't disappoint. If the rumors of 400hp, manual, and a $40k price tag is true the only thing left to say is RIP Zupra! 😅😂🤣
I hope Nissan doesn't disappoint. If the rumors of 400hp, manual, and a $40k price tag is true the only thing left to say is RIP Zupra! 😅😂🤣
According to Car and Driver, it will start with an auto, with a manual eventually.
 
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