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Looks alright.....But I agree that "370" doesn't roll off the tongue so well as its predecessors. Then again, nor did 260. No offense intended towards 260 owners.

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Might offend someone, but every since they changed from the 300zx, nissan ruin the looks of the car. This 370 is no exception.

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Might offend someone, but every since they changed from the 300zx, nissan ruin the looks of the car. This 370 is no exception.
Might offend even more people but I agree except I'd say ever since they changed from the S30 to the S130............

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The 370? Looks like an aftermarket body kit on a 350Z to me...

At least Mr. Camouflage posted a car that looks related to a 240Z...

If Mr. Ks son came out looking more like Stefan Jacoby, I would question his lineage, and that is really my problem with the current Z...

In my opinion: Is the 350Z a great car? Yes. Fast? yes. great handling? Sure. Ugly? AbZobuttuglutely!

Will

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Maybe you guys would like it better if it looked more retro:

D_240Z_conc_97__.jpg

Now that's what a new Z SHOULD look like!

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What exactly are those pictures suppose to be? Is it an S30 with a massive overhaul? The lines from its profile are identical to a Z; Which leads me to belive it is not a serious concept vehicle.

If only.

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I've seen that before. IIRC, It was done by a Sweedish graphics arts designer/modler. (Correct me is I'm wrong, Mr. C.) So, no, it's not a real concept car. (Too bad!)

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The 370? Looks like an aftermarket body kit on a 350Z to me...

At least Mr. Camouflage posted a car that looks related to a 240Z...

If Mr. Ks son came out looking more like Stefan Jacoby, I would question his lineage, and that is really my problem with the current Z...

In my opinion: Is the 350Z a great car? Yes. Fast? yes. great handling? Sure. Ugly? AbZobuttuglutely!

Will

It does just look like a cheap body kit. They should have made it a 380Z. That sounds a little better, but dang those looks are terrible.

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Maybe you guys would like it better if it looked more retro:

D_240Z_conc_97__.jpg

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D_240Z_conc_95__.jpg

D_240Z_conc_99__.jpg

Thats definitely how the new 370z should have looked.

I'm pretty disappointed with the new 370z, sure the power to weight ratio is a lot better now. But I was hoping they'd make the car at the most 2800 pounds.

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I'll have to clarify; "370" and "260" do not sound as good as "240" or "280". It's all in how it sounds, not looks, drives, etc.

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From the A pillar back it's starting to look more like a 911 in that photo.

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I can't say I like the headlights, or the "fangs" in the grill, but 3000lbs and 350HP say alot more to me. Unfortunately, price increases mean it's close to entering M coupe/135i/Cayman S territory which may be a tough nut to crack.

Increasing price is what killed the Z in the 90s--let's hope it doesn't happen again.

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If Mr. Ks son came out looking more like Stefan Jacoby, I would question his lineage, and that is really my problem with the current Z...

Will

You have to wonder who was sleeping with the head of the Audi TT design group to be able to steal the blueprints for the 350Z...

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Maybe you guys would like it better if it looked more retro:

D_240Z_conc_97__.jpg

D_240Z_conc_96__.jpg

D_240Z_conc_95__.jpg

D_240Z_conc_99__.jpg

That just might be the sexiest thing I have ever seen in my life...

Oh god, I want it.

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What would have been cool if Nissan had called the 350z the 340z to stick with the culture of the car. Then this new 370z could have been called the 360z, all though that sounds like an Xbox LOL.

VERY nice looking concept car, I like it!

I think I see a little Lamborghini Miura concept car in the back endLOL

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Maybe you guys would like it better if it looked more retro:

Camo!! Right on, man... I love it. Did you model that car or know who did ? Excellent work.

-- Mike :bunny:

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I'd rather see the 370z headlight look like this nice and sleek, instead of the arrow head they have in the car already. I love the retro look to a new z that would be awesome, and i would buy it in a heartbeat.

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Unfortunately, price increases mean it's close to entering M coupe/135i/Cayman S territory which may be a tough nut to crack.

Increasing price is what killed the Z in the 90s--let's hope it doesn't happen again.

Steve, I was thinking along similar lines and I became curious. It seems to me that one of the features Nissan emphasized in their US sales of the Z was the Price to Fun ratio. So I searched for an Inflation Adjustment Calculator and ran a couple numbers to see if that ratio had been changed between 71 and 07 (no real reason for choosing 71).

http://www.westegg.com/inflation

$30,000 (2007) = $5676.41 (1971)

Unfortunately, it seems fairly close (yet so far away)

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D_240Z_conc_97__.jpg

Now that is FREKIN AWESOME :D ! !

I'd buy that over any 350Z anyday of the week !

The only thing that comes as close to that in terms of style is one of the

newer Lotus Elise cars.

Also looks a little like a BMW Z3 or Z4 coupe from this view too.

D_240Z_conc_96__.jpg

The 370? Looks like an aftermarket body kit on a 350Z to me...

At least Mr. Camouflage posted a car that looks related to a 240Z...

If Mr. Ks son came out looking more like Stefan Jacoby, I would question his lineage, and that is really my problem with the current Z...

In my opinion: Is the 350Z a great car? Yes. Fast? yes. great handling? Sure. Ugly? AbZobuttuglutely!

Will

LOL... I 2nd that.

370Z?, a HKS or Blitz turbo on a stock 35 could fix that easy.

Bigger engine? Same car? :rolleyes:

Camo!! Right on, man... I love it. Did you model that car or know who did ? Excellent work.

-- Mike :bunny:

Yeah Cam what gives? Is that a real concept car or not?

Cause I know some people who know some people who'll ROB some people :D

But seriously, whats tha scoop on that car and what does "GRID" stand for

on the license plate? The fabricator?

~Z~

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I say somebody needs to send those pictures into Nissan and tell 'em this is the Z people really want.:D

Agrrreeed !

OK, everybody sign your name on the piece of paper being passed around :love:

And also lets talk specs :love: :love: who'd like to see what? LOL

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I'm not looking for a retro z, ain't gonna happen. Besides, if that 'styling excercise' (that has now been pictured way more than necessary in this thread) was ever built, I doubt that it would be what you'd consider 'affordable' which was one of the selling points of the original car. I had one but that was 1970 and, like they say, 'you can't go back'.

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