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    2 hours ago, Jeff G 78 said:

    One thing that the teaser lacks if they were going for the retro look is the S30's hood shape.  It looks pretty well flat like the 350Z hood.  It needs the classic Z's center bulge to add some character and interest to an otherwise boring panel.  They got the side profile right, but missed one of the key styling points of the original.

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    I was mentioning the lack of a hood bulge to my wife, too. It would probably be nice to have the bulge to accommodate a large plenum when people start modify, too.

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    1 hour ago, SteveJ said:

    I was mentioning the lack of a hood bulge to my wife, too. It would probably be nice to have the bulge to accommodate a large plenum when people start modify, too.

    Now you're just talkin' dirty 🙃

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    47 minutes ago, gwri8 said:

    Now you're just talkin' dirty 🙃

    And you know you love it, too. 😉

     

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    Well, you know me, If your mind is in the gutter you're probably blocking my view😇.   Bulge or no bulge, I do like the lines on this one compared to the 370. This time change is good.

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    Other features I'm hoping for - useful susp adjustments (camber/caster), LSD, hydraulic steering, traction control off switch, rev match bypass - leave these for driver options, less electronic intrusions. 

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    Hi, new member here.  I saw this prototype (via photographs) at SEMA last year.  Nissan invited various people who will play a role in the marketing of this vehicle down the road (licensing, etc.) and allowed us to view the images after signing proper non disclosure forms.  It will incorporate much of what you all are talking about and really bring back the freshness the marque needs.  At that time, the Nissan folks said a new version would be unveiled in September 2020, but with COVID-19 interferring with every aspect of our lives, that date may be pushed back.  This video teaser, however, may signal that Nissan is ready to go with the unveiling sooner rather than later, which would be good.  The entire brand needs to generate some positive noise right now.

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    September 2020 in Nashville would be nice...I know I'm hoping for that target.

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    I'm hoping the Sunset Orange is again avail, as was on the 350Z. Daytona Blue is of course second choice 😃

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    Tried my hand at sketching over a screenshot of the teaser video. Looking forward to the full reveal!

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    13 hours ago, lapriser said:

    Tried my hand at sketching over a screenshot of the teaser video. Looking forward to the full reveal!

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    Nice work!  Your sketch looks like it has the hump in the middle of the hood...  I like it!

     

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    Only thing I see is cars getting heavier and fatter and more hp to counter that.

    Why not go '' back to basics '' 1000kg car, with a modern 2.4 liter N/A and a 6 speed manual ?  It's not all about the horsepower..

    It's cool going up in numbers but eventually you end op with a 9 liter displacement Z car ? 

    But sadly that's not possible because of modern safety regulations 😞 , requiring all that safety and electronic crap adding weight to the car.

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    2 hours ago, bartsscooterservice said:

    Only thing I see is cars getting heavier and fatter and more hp to counter that.

    Why not go '' back to basics '' 1000kg car, with a modern 2.4 liter N/A and a 6 speed manual ?  It's not all about the horsepower..

    It's cool going up in numbers but eventually you end op with a 9 liter displacement Z car ? 

    But sadly that's not possible because of modern safety regulations 😞 , requiring all that safety and electronic crap adding weight to the car.

    Agreed, that's why we hang onto our quick, nimble, pretty uncomplicated Z's, who needs new?

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    Only hope is to have the Track model come at 3000 lbs or under, that would be ideal with the 400 hp.  One of the most fun modern cars, which is my daily, is my Mazdaspeed Miata, factory turbo with minor upgrades at 200 hp, but still at 2400 lbs, it's a street legal gokart, simple fun!!

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