Nissan 370Z News
You'll pay extra for the graphics, less bodywork
Appearance package channels the SCCA-winning BRE 240Z.
The automaker will have a number of new and classic models on display.
Called Project Clubsport 23, it gets a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6.
Plus thoughts on Nissan's Z car, the death of the Beetle, Ford Focus Active and writing.
With a smooth ride and good power, the Z feels good around town, but flog it in the hills and its age starts to show. The six-speed is geared perfectly, and there's plenty of bottom-end torque, but the motor is buzzy over 4,500 rpm, and the softly sprung suspension gets floppy when you're pushing hard. Overall grip is disappointing.
Autocar cites "senior officials from Nissan" for confirmation that a next-generation Z-car is on the way. The UK mag says the two-door has the codename Z35, will get coupe and convertible versions, and will arrive in time for the 240Z's 50th anniversary in 2019, in concept form at very least. Problem is, after reading through everything, we can't tell if this is merely another mutation of the same body of rumors that has been treading water for at least three years now.