Will new Supra have to compete with next Nissan 370Z (300Z?)

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    I been seeing rumors a while back about how the next Nissan Z car (Z35 platform) might be moving upmarket to complete with the higher priced sports coupes like the BMW M4. Seems this might be even more true now that the Infiniti Q60's V6 twin turbo engine has been revealed, with as much as 400hp. If the next Nissan Z gets that engine it'll be putting down enough power to compete with the FT-1 Supra.

    If they move the Z upmarket like this we might be seeing the Supra and Z competing directly again like back in the 90's.
     
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    Ha! Thought I was the only thinking this!
     
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    I think the next Z will actually be cheaper. Sales of the current model are bad. The Z sold the best when it started at $25k with the 350z.

    Nissan's Future Z Car Could Be Cheaper Than The Current 370Z

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    http://www.carscoops.com/2015/12/nissans-future-z-car-could-be-cheaper.html

     
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    Awhile back I also thought the Z may go up market, especially with the rumored return of the S16. But I doubt that new since Nissan stated the IDx concept is dead.
     
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    Good point, unless they plan to abandon the entire 'affordable' sporty car space, or replace the Z's current position with the Juke :crazy: I still cringe when I see crossovers selling as well as they are.
     
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    Nissan 370Z successor won't be a crossover

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    http://www.worldcarfans.com/1151130101566/nissan-370z-successor-won-t-be-a-crossover
     
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    Plus, moving it into the Supra territory might put position it too close to the GT-R.
     
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    Unless they move the GT-R even more upmarket, which has been happening with its pricing since it was first introduced.
     
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    Could be, everyone is saying its going to be a hybrid. So maybe that means more $$$$
     
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    Interesting development? Next Z car could be significantly lighter.

     
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    But at what cost. It's still very expensive to drop major weight in cars since the only way to do it is using a lot of carbon fiber construction, which is still expensive to do for most manufacturers.
     
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    AFAIK, Nissan hasn't invested heavily or partnered with anyone to develop the manufacturing of carbon fiber on a big scale, so my guess is they'll try to save weight with more extensive use of lightweight steel and aluminum. If they're talking about using carbon fiber then either they're going to eat a lot of the costs of producing cars with it or Nissan fans better prepare for a nice price increase for whatever model gets it.
     
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    None of that seems to jive if they want to make the next Z more mainstream and affordable. Maybe years down the line some of this light weighting program can benefit a niche model like the Z.
     
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    #15 Feb 26, 2016
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    With the new 2017 Q60/Q50 having VR30DDTT 3.0 twin turbo 400hp, this engine is only 18lbs heavier than the former V6 n/a, it makes me think this new motor might find its way under the hood of the next generation Z, specially both cars always shared their motors in the past G35/350Z then G37/370Z.


     
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