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    Rumorpile: Nissan Begins Work On The Next Gen Z


    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    July 12, 2012

    Nissan is reportedly hard at work on the next generation Z sports car. In a interview with Inside Line, Nissan's design boss Shiro Nakamura said the next Z will be both smaller and lighter than the current 370Z. Also, Nakamura said the next Z will be aimed at a wider audience.

    To help with the weight loss of the next Z, Nissan could be looking at dropping the current 3.7L V6 and going towards a four-cylinder turbo.

    Also, with the next Z going smaller, speculation has it leaving the FM platform which also underpins machines like the Infiniti G Coupe and Sedan, and the FX crossover. Inside Line says Nissan might turn to its new partner, Daimler for help.

    Source: Inside Line

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    BIG BIG BIG HUMONGUS MISTAKE!!!! If they go for trying to get the Z to a wider audience then they loose the special status the car has when people see them.

    HELLO McFLY, Anyone Home? NOT Every car needs to appeal to a larger audience. The Z sports car is special and needs to stay special, not appeal to a larger audience. How do you think it stays to appealing to the mass when a much smaller group is all that buys.

    Hello Anyone home?????

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