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A forum member at VWVortex caught a mildly disguised Nissan 370Z on the freeway, and the two shots give us clearer glimpse of what to expect when the new Z debuts in Los Angeles this November.

It's been widely reported that the 2010 370Z will be shortened by four inches and will ride on a slightly widened track, but without a profile shot, it's hard to tell. The rear three-quarter view shows reworked rear windows that are slightly smaller, with the bottom edge angling steeply towards the roofline. The rear glass of the hatch is sunken in, and incorporates a small spoiler into the trunk lid, while the fenders appear wider than the outgoing model and the tail lamps are equipped with LEDs.

Up front, the restyled headlamps are obscured by the camouflage, but the redesigned front fascia is easily identifiable, as is the tweaked hood, which features a slight power bulge flanked by two accent lines stretching from the windshield to the bumper.

It's nothing radical, but it should be interesting to see how Nissan implements some of its new styling cues from the Maxima and GT-R into new Z.

Thanks for the tip Ross!

[Source: VWVortex]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The rear 3/4 shot reminds me of a crossfire, being all rounded and whatnot. Which is not a good thing, but I'm sure it's just a weird angle and the camo, etc.

      Sounds like Nissan has a winner on their hands. Shorter, wider, less weight and more power? Hot damn.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What citation are we using for this 400lb weight loss? I remember seeing 100kg (220lb) off in this thread:

      http://www.autoblog.com/2008/06/26/nissan-considering-high-performance-v8-version-of-z-car-more-37/

      Don't be disappointed, 220lbs is a lot in this performance category. It would put it in the same power/weight range as the base 911.

      If anyone has any more current info than that, I'll gladly stand corrected. :) Less is more when it comes to sports cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      MUCH better details than the old model... this makes the list of "cars I might buy if my WRX exploded"
      • 6 Years Ago
      The 350Z is great, but has been waning for ages. In an age where most sports cars have been moving in a less-pure direction (AWD, luxuries, larger interior), its terrific that this is getting more pure in a lot of ways. I'm sure it will put up a good argument for the $30-40k crowd.

      :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a nice evolution of the current Z.

      Too bad it appears that the door handles are unchanged though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This reminds me of the 911, not just in the look, but in the sense that they have a great looking car that requires a refresh, but you can't change it to much, it just has to evolve. So far, I'm liking it, especially the 400lb weight loss. Now if they can just put in a Freaking Telescoping steering wheel, i'll think about getting one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like they kept the HUGE door pulls. Those things are horrible, probably the biggest thing I dont like about the current car.

      I miss the 300zx. I still love that car's looks.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That being said I still think I will like the new version!
        • 6 Years Ago
        300ZX? Ugh, that one had no character whatsoever, but great performance. Give me the original 240Z any day. Nothing beats the look of that one in my opinion.

        As for the 370Z, the only thing I really didn't like about the 350Z was the taillights, and at least they have been changed. It's just a shame the Maxima didn't jump on this platform-- I'd have really enjoyed a TRUE 4DSC.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's what Infiniti is for. The Maxima should have been killed because the Altima is as big as it is, and every journalist is wishing it was rear-wheel drive (Motor Trend compared this to the G8).
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed, Altima is intruding on Maxima's territory to the point that it is irrelevant. However, Nissan could have made the Maxima a decontented G35/37 and even called it the Maxima 510 just for fun. Maxima shouldn't be about pseudo-luxury, it should be about having fun in a sedan. I've tried many FWD platforms, but it's just not as enjoyable to be pulled vs. pushed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whoa looks its another Nissan Murano

      Oh wait...
        • 6 Years Ago
        ^^^ first thought as well. They still have those handles. arg!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Too bad they never could fix those god awful wings they call door handles. It completely screws up the lines on the car. Thank goodness they have the Infiniti option G37.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thats going to turn out nice, now that we have the new 3.8 that will probably go in there, so I am guessing 350 hp motor.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't care what the haters say, that has a much more aggressive look to it. I love it and can't wait to see what it looks like without the covering.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Looks like most comments have been positive.
        • 6 Years Ago
        In most other topics posted related to the 370Z, it's nothing but people talking about how bad it looks and how fantastic the 300zx styling was (through rose colored glasses).

        Don't get me wrong, I've loved the styling of every Z so far, but I honestly think this generation is the best looking overall.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are those wheels off the GT-R?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think so...I'm only counting 5 spokes...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Look...I say buy an aftermarket body kit.
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