• Jun 14, 2007
The Channel that's all about Grand Touring (or something), posted a rendering that could foretell the future styling direction Nissan may take with the next Z car. With the current "Zed" getting a bit long in the tooth after five years of diligent service, and the recent speculation surrounding the next iteration, the image above confirms Autocar's initial report that the next Z will be keeping the general shape of the outgoing model, but with a more smoothed out appearance. Then again, this looks like a scan from one of the dozens of speculation-happy Japanese mags that come out every week, so we're not holding our breath.
Naturally, with an appearance upgrade, changes under the hood are all but assured, and the smart money seems to be on the 3.7-liter VQ-series V6 that's currently found beneath the bonnet of the new G37/Skyline.

The obvious question remains, when will Nissan unveil the next-gen Z? We would like to think it would be at this year's Tokyo Motor Show, but with the unveiling of the production GT-R and a rumored Silvia-replacement concept, we doubt they'd want to blow it all on one show. Frankfurt? Geneva? Detroit? We'll be waiting, as always.

[Source: GT Channel]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh, and Mustangs are the pinnacle of engineering prowess?!?! Give me an f-ing break. I'd take a 3-year old used Nissan Z with 100K miles over a Rustang any day, and that's coming from an owner of an Expedition and a Maxima.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mustang still looks better. Nissans are cheap junk.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Bryan
        Yes because live rear axles are the cutting edge of suspension technology.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Awesome can't wait til some real pics are released.
      G37 Forum - http://www.gcoupe.com/forum/
      • 7 Years Ago
      Boring Boy Rice Car......yawn.....
      • 7 Years Ago
      #L.I. Dave

      The Japanese have been making good sports and luxury cars for decades.
      • 7 Years Ago
      link is down :(
      • 7 Years Ago
      the first 350Z's did have serious suspension issues that caused feathering or "cupping" on the front tires. That has been resolved. So yeah, they had some problems but I bought my 2006 brand new and it's been nothing but a kick in the pants. I'll probably end up buying the next rendition of the Z because of the performance and quality.
      • 7 Years Ago
      To me Nissans just seem so cheaply made. A good friend of mine bought one of the news Z's a few years back and he actually got a refund from the dealer under the lemon law.

      The japanese just can't do luxury or sports cars very well in my opinion.
        dan
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dave.. are you a moron? (my guess.. yes). Japanese make awesome sports and luxury cars.

        RX-8s, S2000s, Nissan Zs? Lexus is the #1 selling luxury brand in America, Acura has the #2 selling sedan (TL), Infinitis give BMWs a run for the money.

        My conclusion... yes, you are a moron. Maybe they should charge BS prices like the euros do.
        dan
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dave.. are you a moron? (my guess.. yes). Japanese make awesome sports and luxury cars.

        RX-8s, S2000s, Nissan Zs? Lexus is the #1 selling luxury brand in America, Acura has the #2 selling sedan (TL), Infinitis give BMWs a run for the money.

        My conclusion... yes, you are a moron. Maybe they should charge BS prices like the euros do.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nissan is doing big things. Can't wait to see what they bring to teh upcoming auto shows!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nissan is gonna have the best sportcar's in 2009 silvia/skyline v36/370Z/ GT-R.
      Somebody
      • 7 Years Ago
      Pointless. The 350Z is already perfect looking and there is no need for a body change or shortening the car. i was reading another review about shortening it and it is making it look like a tiny little roadster instead of a high class looking sports car. i think they should just leave the car as it is and throw in the 3.7L engine that is going in the G37. I do not like wat they are doing the Z. the concept looks like a spaceship but ya i know thats wat all the concepts look like and shortening it is just a flat out stupid idea. Why make the car lighter??? The reason its heavier then a Z4 is cause its like twice its size. Its not like its a heavy car. At least wait till like 2011 or 2012 to change the body style.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wouldn't put much stock in this rendering. My 8 year old nephew might come up with something similar given enough time.

      Nissan does, however, have a lot of interesting things coming down the pipeline: New GT-R, new Skyline/G37, 370Z, new Sylvia. Toyota, Honda...What happened? $100k+ GT cars and that's it? "Dude, you used to be cool..."
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