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Old 09-01-2021, 01:07 PM   #826
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I would black the bottom.

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Old 09-01-2021, 01:31 PM   #827
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when you look at the front head on, the square grill looks weird. At angles, it doesn't seem so bad. Would need to see in person to fully judge though, definitely the type of characteristic that would be exacerbated in photos.

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Old 09-01-2021, 02:02 PM   #828
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To me it's the material and contrasting color they used that's weird. The silver gray highlight doesn't work well. If it were all black it would disappear.
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Old 09-01-2021, 04:41 PM   #829
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There's no level of performance that will satisfy people who hate Nissan tho.
This is true and I fully admit to having a negative bias towards the brand and I'm one of those people that has owned almost every brand over his lifetime and generally never sticks with a brand yet just can't go there. I wouldn't buy one of these even if it was priced the same as a BRZ even if the performance is inline with an M2 or Supra. I don't like the brand, their vehicles, their tech, or anything since the 90's outside of the Infinity G35 Coupes which had some of the best exterior design of its era. It's like Alfa Romeo's where I may appreciate the car's performance but barring a gun to my head I'm simply not dropping cash at one of their dealerships.
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Old 09-05-2021, 02:22 PM   #830
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To me it's the material and contrasting color they used that's weird. The silver gray highlight doesn't work well. If it were all black it would disappear.

Looks like it is wearing braces. Yuck. Still find this more compelling than the Supra and want this to be a success.
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Old 09-05-2021, 11:40 PM   #831
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Braces with an overbite, lol.

Still, I think this is one of those cars that may not be so photogenic, but looks BA in person.
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Old 11-19-2021, 03:43 PM   #832
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It's been a long wait.

After being previewed by the Nissan Z Proto, the production 2023 Nissan Z made its long-awaited debut back in August to replace the ancient 370Z. In the US, the next-generation Nissan Z is slated to go on sale in spring 2022, but we didn't know when the order books will open - until now.

Citing a source who works at a Nissan dealership, a user on the New Nissan Z forum has revealed that orders for the new Nissan Z will start after January 3, 2022. According to the source, emails have been sent to Nissan dealerships confirming that reservations for the Ariya have now started, paving the way for the Nissan Z.

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"This morning, Nissan sent out emails to us saying reservations for the Ariya are currently in motion," the source wrote in a Facebook post. "This is a big deal due to the new Z being the next car to be rolled out by Nissan. As it currently stands, this isn't confirmed but we should expect Z reservations to begin sometime after January 3rd."

With the order books opening at the start of 2022, we should find out pricing details for the Nissan Z very soon. Rumors suggest the Nissan Z will start at around $35,000, which could put a dent in the more expensive Toyota GR Supra's sales.

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As standard, the Nissan Z is powered by the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 found in the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport producing 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque paired with a six-speed manual transmission or an optionally available nine-speed automatic transmission.

Performance specifications haven't been released yet but Nissan says the new Z will be 15 percent quicker than the outgoing 370Z, which will hit 0-60 mph in five seconds. As a result, the Nissan Z should be able to do the same sprint in around 4.3 seconds.
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Old 11-19-2021, 03:53 PM   #833
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I'm glad the Z still exists and that people are excited for it because it's probably what has motivated the persistent rumours of the Supra finally getting a manual.
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Old 12-20-2021, 07:31 PM   #834
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Old 12-20-2021, 07:40 PM   #835
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That looks so much better than the current car.
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Old 01-06-2022, 05:49 PM   #836
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Old 01-06-2022, 05:50 PM   #837
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Double post

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Old 01-06-2022, 06:37 PM   #838
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Old 01-07-2022, 07:28 AM   #839
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Not surprised, I've seen a stock camry destroy a modified VA STi.

Seriously though, excited to see the 400z in production trim in person.
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Old 01-07-2022, 09:05 AM   #840
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I've never thought of the STI as a highway-pulling, straightline beast, so I guess I'm not surprised at all. Especially with the whimpering redline. Twin-turbo V6, RWD sports car better pull on an STI, otherwise we're all in trouble.
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Old 01-07-2022, 11:02 AM   #841
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It was modified guys. Decimation of all.
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It was modified guys. Decimation of all.
what does that even mean?
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Old 01-07-2022, 01:18 PM   #843
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Yeah, good question. Dumb videos.
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Old 01-14-2022, 11:45 AM   #844
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One-Off Nissan Fairlady Z Proto Gets Stunning Orange Paint and Throwback Mods
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Nissan today revealed the newest version of the Fairlady Z, the Japan-market version of the highly anticipated Z that debuted in the U.S. in August 2021. The company is showing a one-off customized model at the Tokyo Auto Salon with a bunch of cool mods, including a bright orange paint job......

Buyers of the new Z in Japan will have four trims to choose from, all powered by the same 400-hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 we're getting here in the States. The most expensive trim, the Proto Spec model, will be limited to just 240 units nationwide. Inspired by the original Z Proto shown off in 2020, it gets the same Squid yellow paint and black accents.

U.S. buyers won't have to wait long to get their hands on a new Z themselves. First deliveries are set to begin in spring 2022, with pricing beginning at around $40,000.
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Old 01-14-2022, 12:02 PM   #845
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Damn, that looks good.
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:26 PM   #846
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That needs to happen. Front bumper looks WAY better than the production model.
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Old 01-14-2022, 04:11 PM   #847
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That needs to happen. Front bumper looks WAY better than the production model.
This is exactly what came to my mind when I first saw this. The front lower bumper is much better than what they showed originally.

Check out the fenders, see the "non plastic cladding" ?
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Old 01-14-2022, 04:25 PM   #848
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Check out the fenders, see the "non plastic cladding" ?
The fender arches might be plastic here but they are simple and paint matched.

Even the large amount of black on the rear bumper is better executed, imo.
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Old 01-14-2022, 04:38 PM   #849
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I love it. Perfect mix of modern and old school Datsun 240 vibes with a little Nissan 240sx sprinkled into the back hatch.
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Old 01-14-2022, 05:37 PM   #850
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The fender arches might be plastic here but they are simple and paint matched.

Even the large amount of black on the rear bumper is better executed, imo.
Just waiting for the "Rally Heritage" fanbois to crash Nissan's party. But the Z is not a Rally car so it doesn't need that sort of cladding.
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