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  1. I think this is most likely scenario. The have the engines already produced. Only thing makes the Nismo version a bit redundant in that it would outperform it. Maybe a one trim/spec only for the final few years.
  2. Don't know about all of you but I would be happy with a 2021 refresh (3.0t engine swap, new front end see below and perhaps new colours). Another issue from a styling point of view is that the 370z doesn't technically have the V motion grill like the other models. Having said that, the recent GTR refresh incorporated a v motion grill so this is what might happen with a possible 370z 2021 refresh.
  3. Another possible twist hinted by Forbes website is that there will be an end of life cycle facelift in 2021 and then a new model c.2025 The facelift will be the engine from the Q60. The 2025 next gen will be based on a whole new platform. Again speculation. But dropping a new facelift making use of the 3.0t engines doesn't sound like cuckoo land stuff - perhaps those recent N'burg mules were to see if the engine swap was do-able on a 370z shell. Source (a bit slow to load): https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterlyon/2020/03/25/facelifted-nissan-z-to-get-400hp-v6-next-gen-model-to-employ-electrified-powertrain/#7a180e4e2af4
  4. Styling wise is q predictable now actually (if/when the new Z car comes) - think of the new Juke front end incl the V-motion part of the grille on a lower platform, similar profile, bulging rear fenders and back end similar to the Juke with a spoiler. Add some cool Rays rims and there you have it.
  5. Totally agree I think this is the important point most people have been missing. They left it a long time between generations , shift away from Coupes to hothatches/SUVs and living in the shadow of the GTR did no favours. If there is a replacement then I wouldn't be surprised they don't include a convertible for the above reason
  6. My personal hunch is that given the global failure of Infiniti (withdrawal from Australia, EU makerts) that Nissan would more than likely explore the idea of putting the 3.0t engine from the Q50/60 into a 370z as this would save dev costs and time into developing a successor. IF there was to be a successor to the 370z then I think theres more than a 50% chance that the engine is the 3.0t perhaps without AWD, Drive by wire etc but with manual gearbox to keep costs down
  7. Asking for a friend that is in the market for a sub £40k sports car with low ish miles. Which F-type is the one to go for in your opinions? I'm not too clued up on F-types but I'm assuming the V8 and V6's are discontinued? Also which ones have 4wd I think the 2.0s that are newer won't have the sound or performance being sought after?
  8. Why did you get rid of your MK2 nismo? I agree re the Recaros. The leather does wear a bit but only a slight complaint. V comfy, sporty looking and make the interior look bigger.
  9. It's a bigger car - width and length wise. Only by an inch or so but its def visible. Also wider tyres ; 285 rear compared to 275 Post 2018 darker rear lights compared to Mk2 from 2015-2017. Its only noticeable when you see the cars in person or good quality photos Post 2018 Exedy clutch Visually Just a better looking car . Really the most complete looking iteration of the 370z. I think the pre-facelift "fanged" 370z in white looked great esp the convertibles. But the 370z Nismo Mk2 almost looks like a brand new model . A very dramatic facelift
  10. drive by wire Yes ive heard this happens at higher motorway speeds but in and around town it works to the car's benefit I think any serious buyer needs to test drive the Q50/60 3.0ts on the motorway for sure to decide whether its a dealbreaker or not
  11. 370z Nismo. Have never seen a q60 in the flesh but the q50s are nice having seen the basic trims/engines. Someone who has seen all told me the Nismo is the biggest head turner. That said I saw i30 fastback today first time and was pleasantly surprised. Looks q classy . Base model. Proportions just right for UK roads
  12. I can see insurance costs perhaps putting people off as well as the fuel costs. Though there is the 350hp hybrid Q50 - 3.0h i believe? These also can be had at a similar price. V few cars so a case of take what's on the market This is up there with the I30n fastback in terms of performance sub-15k mileage bargains out there atm
  13. I have a sneaking suspicion this might actually end up coming to market before the next Z and GTR cars.
  14. Worth mentioning also that they would be more practical then the more expensive Q60. Q50s aren't as large as well as having more space inside, extra doors etc These 3.0ts or "Redsports" as they call them in the US all come from the same factory line as the GTRs and Nismos from the factory in Tochigi Wondering how low these will go...





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