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Surprised Nobody Brought Up The Z Proto Reveal

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You'd be less surprised if you looked in the other forums where it has been discussed. Nice car. Hope they build it. 

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It was brought up and discussed here in a different thread

I like what they are doing with the car, and I'm just tired of the people crabbing about what they don't like about it.

The reveal party at ZCON was electric. I'm really glad I could see the reveal with a bunch of Z car enthusiasts.

My car even got into the reveal video at 17:58 and 18:50. 

 

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I like the rear view and the side view. The front view doesn't do much for me. If they wanted to evoke the original car they needed to avoid a flat hood and put more character lines in it. Also, the more I see that grille the less I like it. Just a big black rectangle, no Z or any ornament on it. 

Maybe I'd like it in person, but I wouldn't put big money on it.

But then, I have no plans to sell my '83. 

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56 minutes ago, Pilgrim said:

I agree!  To my eye that's a considerable improvement.

I concur.  The current Proto front end looks like the designers just gave up on it.

I'm sure the aftermarket will have a lot of front end options to choose from when the final version comes out.

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IMHO, if they go with 400Z for the name, it will be a failure to me.  It must be called a 300Z to match displacement.  As for the looks, it needs the front "bumper" to break up the grill opening and the rear tail light panel needs some work.  I'd rather see side lamps than a wrap around rear light panel.  It isn't a good look.  The tail lights should also be taller.  The rest of the shape is fine for now.

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IMHO, if they go with 400Z for the name, it will be a failure to me.  It must be called a 300Z to match displacement. 

 

 

 

It’s an interesting point. The trouble with that is as we head towards downsizing and hybrids the numbers will head backwards and I guess the marketing depts want it to sound progressive. So going with displacement we may get the Z150E at some point! Or even the fully electric Zero!     

 

 

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Just call it the 'Z' and be done with it.  I like the front bumper look.

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Yeah man, we were discussing in another thread.  But, that's ok.

I really want to see something done about that ugly arse.  It really destroys the look of the car in my opinion.

Make the tail-lights more like the 240z.  There is space to make the lights taller.  And they really should widen those exhaust pipes.  They look stupid so close together.

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On 9/22/2020 at 6:01 PM, w3wilkes said:

I saw a mock up of a front grill mod that breaks up the big black square grill that I think improves the look of the front.

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I liked it before as it has the rear hatch and the triangle quarter windows. But, the big square grill was my one dissent. This rendering fixes that. Nice! I'd like to see the headlights tweeked to look more sugar scoopish as well. 

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Does anyone have information about the driveline and frame?  Just wondering if they put this on an Altima frame or they build something new?  My guess is they went with an existing frame and driveline, but, that's just a guess.

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24 minutes ago, Mike said:

And they really should widen those exhaust pipes.  They look stupid so close together.

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At least they didn't do what Honda and Toyota is doing on their sports editions. Centered exhaust! 

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I got a good laugh from what @AK260 said about the electric Z roe. LOL

There'd be no exhaust pipes.

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32 minutes ago, Mike said:

Does anyone have information about the driveline and frame?  Just wondering if they put this on an Altima frame or they build something new?  My guess is they went with an existing frame and driveline, but, that's just a guess.

I thought I'd read that it's based the Nissan FM platform with power coming from the Infiniti Q60.

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20 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

At least they didn't do what Honda and Toyota is doing on their sports editions. Centered exhaust! 

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I got a good laugh from what @AK260 said about the electric Z roe. LOL

There'd be no exhaust pipes.

Center exhaust is very difficult to pull off...  and Honda did not do that one right.. lol

I will never buy a fully electric car, it needs to have an engine backup (hybrid) otherwise I'd be sitting somewhere begging for a ride.  Ever run your phone out of battery because you forgot to charge it?  Yeah...

Of course you have the same issue with running out of gas, but, at least you can pull over somewhere and fill up in less than 10 minutes.  An electric car you'd be sitting there for an hour or more...

 

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On 9/24/2020 at 1:45 PM, Mike said:

I will never buy a fully electric car, it needs to have an engine backup (hybrid) otherwise I'd be sitting somewhere begging for a ride.  Ever run your phone out of battery because you forgot to charge it?  Yeah...

My first digital camera back in '94, '95 had a rechargeable battery. I thought that was great until I'm at Mardi Gras and the darn thing quit on me. I acted like it still worked and the drunks still gave me a flash even though the camera didn't.

Next camrea had 2 double AAs. Bought rechargeable and could also get some at the quick shop if those died. 

Now they have those throw away USB charge sticks at a quick shop for our phones. Life is good!

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3 hours ago, siteunseen said:

the drunks still gave me a flash even though the camera didn't.

Pics or it didn't happen?

ROFL

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14 hours ago, siteunseen said:

Oh there's pictures!

Old timey paper kind. I'll make copies of some of them.

I wish there were old timey paper pics. I was discussing Brainerd International Raceway in the Boobs thread this morning. On another occasion, I was out in the middle of the track with my BF Mick. He was driving his 4WD truck and I was the front seat passenger. I had my Canon AE1 and a 100-300 telephoto zoom lens. I was looking at the girls sitting in the back section of the jeep in front of us when one of them started flashing me. I stared and Mick yelled "shoot pictures!" I said, I'm out of film... He said "They don't know that!" She jumped out of the back of the jeep and ran back and handed me a piece of paper with her name and number on it. We didn't spend much time together. She was crazy and I was a med student needing less crazy at the time. 

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