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Exposed: Nissan 370Z

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Exposed: Nissan 370Z
Let's hope the Z car doesn't become a pig. Again.
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Link to original Article @ Carscoop


Thanks to a vivid Carscoop reader who wishes to remain anonymous, we now have the first (semi) official shot of the forthcoming Nissan 370Z. From what he told us, the camera-phone picture was shot during a recent Nissan event. Although the picture isn’t of the best quality, it’s apparent that the 370Z’s design is more of an evolution of the current 350Z, albeit a bit more muscular.

Power will come from a revised version of the Infiniti G37’s 3.7-liter V6 engine (hence the name 370Z), which should deliver somewhere in-between 330 and 350Hp. The rear-wheel-drive 370Z will be offered with both manual and automatic transmissions. The unveiling of the 370Z is expected to take place this fall at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19.
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Looks more agressive but I'm not sure I like the goofy French headlights.

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Interesting. I'll reserve judgement until I see more pics.

Ah, but what the hell:

- Interesting arrow-shaped headlights. I don't know if I'm sold on these yet - also found on the Maxima - these headlights are kinda like a designer said "we've run out ideas - how can we make this look different" and came up with this design...read: half-baked.

- It appears that they took some of the "weight" out of the design, which was one of my biggest criticisms of the current generation.

- The dip in the greenhouse has good intentions, but comes off as either a forced retro-tribute or attempt to mimic French quirkiness. read: not authentic.

- The flat creases surrounding the wheel wells are too thick and clash with the overall design. Kind of like ricer ground effects on a sultry Jaguar.

...other than that, not bad!

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I like it! Even the horrendous Maxima headlights look better here.

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Looks like it's the same BLAND profile with even uglier details now.

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That side profile is MUCH BETTER! The shape of the side windows is FAR SUPERIOR to todays verson!

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I like....the upkick in the quarter window is a reference back to the original '70s Zs...

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I like it... and the Maxima. Not a bad pair. The remodeled Murano looks good too.

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Aside from the contrived headlights, it looks great. Exactly what I said about the Maxima.

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I like....the upkick in the quarter window is a reference back to the original '70s Zs...

Yes.

And it helps - alot.

Overall a nice, clean design from what can be seen.

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Is it me or does the greenhouse look like it will be shared with the GT-R? It seems more blocky then the current greenhouse. Perhaps it is just the angle of the picture. If it looks like the greenhouse area of the GT-R I will not like it. But if it looks more like the current design then I think it looks good. 300 to 350 hp....sounds tempting!

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I know this is an oldy, but there seem to be more pics now.

Bumping it up rather then making a new thread.

Courtesy of:

http://www.netcarshow.com/nissan/2009-370z/

The more I look over it the more I like it.

It looks smaller for some reason too.

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I like it. The redesign appears to be taking the "Z" car closer to its roots. It looks smaller and sportier than the current version.

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