• Feb 7, 2008

Winding Road
's man from Japan, Peter Nunn, supposedly has it on good authority that Nissan's new Z-car is headed to Los Angeles this November for its official unveiling. According to Nunn's source, the 370Z looks "fantastic," despite it being a more evolutionary design.

The really interesting tidbit from Nunn is that the new Z will be shorter than the outgoing model by around four inches. That might curtail speculation that the spy shots we've seen of a chopped 350Z was a new rear-wheel-drive model that could resurrect the Silvia nameplate. Too bad. But the 370Z will be sporting the 3.7-liter V6 found in the Infiniti G37 coupe, a slightly wider track and, hopefully, will shed a few pounds from the outgoing model.

[Source: Winding Road]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Price aside. the Z is still a porker A 200 lb weight loss is the minimum. And it has no trunk space, and it's under powered, I know I have one. The twin turbo was the last real Z. With very few mods you could get 400+ hp out of it and it was about the same weight as the new one.I should have bought a pre owned Z06 for lest money and had a much lighter and quicker car that gets better mpg with more luggage space and it rides better. I like taking weekend trips. Nissan should have offered the 4.5 V8 with 400hp as an option. But its still a PORKER!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good less weight. 200 to 300lbs would be a good start. That would make it about the some as the Vette.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope there will be an AWD option for those that simply can't afford a GT-R.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope the interior quality is up, because that is where the current car needs the most help.
      • 6 Years Ago
      while the interior is no BMW or Porsche,
      that is why te car is $20k less
      • 6 Years Ago
      So looking forward to this car! The current one has an awful interior but it goes like a bullet. They need to get this thing less porky and down in price. The rwd hyndai is on its way....
      • 6 Years Ago
      AWD ain't gonna happen. Nissan is making the 370Z all about low cost and high power:weight. They learned from the 300ZX that you have to keep it simple and cheap to sell in volume.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Trick's on you guys, that's an N. OWNT.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It gonna be the size of the 300ZX 2 seater.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yay! I'm sure it'll turn out to be a hell lot better looking than the current PoS G37 ..
      VQ37VHR FTMFW!
      • 6 Years Ago
      What do you guys think of this car Vs. the BMW 1 series?
        • 6 Years Ago
        The 135i is overpriced and under-pretty.

        My wife looks at a 350Z and says "Wow!" She looks at a 1-series and says "Um, is that it?"

        I give a lot of credit to Nissan for making the Z a great bang-for-your-buck, and I give credit to BMW for profit-grabbing from a bunch of poseurs who pay extra for a little blue-and-white badge.
        • 6 Years Ago
        hahaha! Well said, Hammy! I hope the new 370z (doesn't really have the same ring as the 350z, huh) is a greater car than its predecessor. The Z is one of the few affordable RWD cars out there, so here's to making it even lighter, more powerful, and a better handler!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I know I'm dreaming, but maybe I can has paddle shifters? If the 370Z got the same transmission as the GT-R then I would have finally found my next car.
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