ThroughArmen Khareyan G+Oct 27, 2017 - 9:58pm
Yesterday, Motor Authority published a story titled, "It sounds like the Nissan Z may be dead." The story concluded that the Nissan 370Z could be the last Z car, prompting active discussion in Nissan 370Z groups on social media and raising questions such as what Nissan should do to make more Z -Sell cars and make him popular again.
The general attitude in one of the groups on Facebook called Datsun - Nissan Z Cars is that Nissan hasn't learned its lesson. It should keep the car practical and affordable. There's no reason the 2017 350hp 370Z should cost anyone $45,000.
But this opinion is a response to the Motor AuthorityArticleby Tu Khoa Nguyen, is particularly interesting, so I share below.
Opinion: Nissan should be retro
If Nissan wants to sell more Z cars in the future, it should do what American cars did, look to the past and go retro.
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Imagine a new Nissan Z that looks like a 240z, is affordable, lightweight, and has a good power-to-weight ratio and handling. Maybe two engine options, a 2.0 turbo with 275 hp. A 3.0-liter turbocharged that produces about 432 hp. And the tuned NISMO AT 502 PS with full diffusers and GT wings, wide ZG extensions.
The company should also sell Nissan accessories like window louvers, Ansa vertical muffler upgrade, etc. Price them right and boom. Nissan can sell the Z line without messing with Godzilla.
But the sad truth is that the new millennials here in the US and even in Japan don't like cars anymore. They can't afford it or like to take Uber. The car scene is dying and I think that's why Japan is reluctant to please us, the enthusiasts.
come on nissaneven Honda brought a cheaper entry-level Civic Type R here. The least Nissan can do is bring back the 432 Fairlady, concludes Tu Khoa Nguyen.
What do you think of the retro, the price and the dying car scene? Please share your thoughts in the comments for discussion. Maybe Nissan needs to take a look aroundFord Mustang,Chevrolet CamaroandDodge Challenger: all good lessons in design and marketing.
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Haigwritten onOctober 27, 2017 - 10:12 p.m permanent link
I think a retro looking 510 would be nice.
Crosswritten onOctober 27, 2017 - 10:13 p.m permanent link
Nissan should stop trying to make one car for everyone. We want a sports car. We want a car that we really want to drive. Nissan is now run by business people, not car owners.
Fred Flintstonewritten onOct 28, 2017 - 6:59 p.m permanent link
Yes, Nissan Motor Company is run by businessmen (and women). What are you getting at? If you think Nissan is financially viable to go retro then they would have done it, but that trend is over. The moment is towards more efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles. Remember; Demand is determined by consumer desires. If you like it, that's the retro look. Get out your damn checkbook..money talks.
Jonathanwritten onOctober 27, 2017 - 10:15 p.m permanent link
It sounds like Nissan is going to drop the Z again. Nothing at the Tokyo Auto Show.
Johnwritten onOctober 27, 2017 - 10:22 p.m permanent link
Whether or not millennials like cars shouldn't be the motivating factor. There are many people in their 30s to 50s who will be buying cars for the next 25 to 50 years who would spend the money on a truly retro-inspired Z car with modern mechanics. Get it done Nissan.
Jeffwritten onNov 26, 2017 - 7:41 am permanent link
amen brother Case in point...i.
Nat bwritten onOct 27, 2017 - 10:42 p.m permanent link
I love my 370z and my girlfriend's brother loves his Fairlady 350. They need to make more room for us tall people. I have the convertible and I'm 6ft, I fit, but it would be nice to move my seat back a bit. My family and theirs love this car and Nissan can't get rid of the Z. I am from CT and moved to Florida and a lot of people have them here and want one so work with people the price is low and people will buy and you will make their money back thanks You're welcome
Whilewritten onOct 28, 2017 - 3:37pm permanent link
Retro is cool, but the main focus must be on a lightweight, lightweight car. Small powerful engine that can be used on multiple platforms. A 2 0T with reliable 250 to 300hp that can be set up to drive a variety of 4x4s etc in Altima as using an engine gives people the ability to choose their car as they see fit, but no high-priced packages. Exhaust. Lighting, seat wheels, etc., but most importantly, costs must come down.
Stevewritten onOct 31, 2017 - 6:31 am permanent link
Hmmm, let's see that the world's best-selling sports car is a 2+2 coupe. Look, that's not hard, let's use data to drive the decision. The Zeta Camaro slightly outperformed the Mustang from day one, it drove better than the Mustang and was more powerful, but the Zeta Camaro was actually a roomy car. S550 Mustang vs. Alpha Platform Camaro, the Mustang slightly outsells the Camaro. The Camaro is both more powerful and handles better, the GT350 sales don't account for enough to explain the win. Aside from subjective attributes like looks that can have an impact, the Mustang is undeniably a roomier vehicle that can fit two average-sized adults in the back. There is one conclusion - more people prefer MPVs. The current Camaro might drive better than the Mustang, but it's a marginal difference, the Mustang still drives very well. And sure, the Camaro is more powerful, but the Mustang is still one of the fastest cars on the road at all times. If someone really wants to make a Mustang faster, adding a supercharger to a car these days is really not expensive relative to the price of the car. So ignore the "light and small" because these people aren't really ready to buy the car, instead focus on people who have cash in their pockets, own an 8-passenger SUV, and would like to drive a fun car around down. Chances are that someone who has an 8-passenger vehicle can't get by with a 2-seater, but a useful 2+2 coupe will do just fine... Oh, and throw in a V8.
Jeffwritten onNov 26, 2017 - 7:45 am permanent link
I have bought many cars in my life. In fact, I'm about to pull the trigger on my 5th z car. My absolute favorite car by far was my red 1990 2×2 300zx. Great post Steve.
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Will Nissan bring back the Z? ›
The 2023 Nissan Z is offered in Sport and Performance grade levels, along with a special “Proto Spec” edition. Limited to 240 units for the U.S. market, the Proto Spec edition will feature a special plaque, as well as exclusive interior and exterior features, all paying homage to the Z Proto launched in 2020.What is the 0 to 60 of the new Nissan Z? ›
In our performance testing, this new engine and transmission combo results in significantly improved acceleration figures. The 2023 Nissan Z ran the 0-60-mph sprint in a best time of 4.3 seconds and completed the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 107.6 mph.Is the Nissan Z engine reliable? ›
Overall the Nissan 370z reliability is 68.8 and that makes it very reliable.Are Nissans Z good cars? ›
Is the 2023 Nissan Z a Good Car? Yes, the Nissan Z is a good car. Fully redesigned for 2023, the Z is better than it has been in a long time. A potent 400-horsepower engine, deft handling and a surprisingly comfortable ride start the list of highlights.Will the 2023 Nissan Z have an automatic transmission? ›
9-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching
A new 9-speed automatic shifts more quickly, while the shift-by-wire controller fits in the palm of your hand. Paddle shifters put Downshift Rev Matching within easy reach, while Performance models receive GT-R paddle shifters.
The 2023 Nissan Z is set for U.S. sales in spring of 2022.How can I add 400 hp to my car? ›
- Upgrade the Air Intake. Many gearheads start here. ...
- Upgrade the Exhaust. More air entering the engine means more air has to exit the engine. ...
- Install A Performance Tuner. ...
- Install a Boost Controller. ...
- Clean the Fuel System.
The Nissan Z is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that develops 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque — a healthy increase from the 370Z's maximum of 350 hp and 276 lb-ft.Can you drive a Nissan Z in the winter? ›
As long as you have winter tires you will be fine. Only issue will be ground clearance.Who makes the Nissan Z engine? ›
It has a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 400 horsepower and is manufactured by the Nissan Motor Corporationcompany.
How many miles can a Nissan Z last? ›
Engines will do 300,000 miles without trouble given regular oil changes, but beware high oil thirst – especially on 296bhp unit.Do Nissan engines last long? ›
Nissan engines last approximately 200,000 miles or up to 10 years. But with proper maintenance, you can extend their life expectancy to 300,000 miles or 15 years.Is Nissan quality as good as Toyota? ›
Even where Toyota comes out on top, Nissan is usually not far behind. That being said, Toyota does come out as a better all-around brand, while Nissan tends to perform better as more of a specialized manufacturer for people looking for sportier vehicles or innovative SUVs.Is Nissan Z better than Supra? ›
Both vehicles have 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engines, but the Nissan has two turbochargers—one for each half of its V-6—while the Supra's straight-six makes do with a single turbo. The additional turbo allows the Z to outpower the Supra, 400 hp to 382.What is the Nissan Z called in Japan? ›
The Nissan Z, known in Japan as the Nissan Fairlady Z (Japanese: 日産・フェアレディZ, Hepburn: Nissan Fearedi Zetto), is the seventh generation of the Z-car line of sports cars manufactured by Nissan.Does the 2023 Nissan Z require premium gas? ›
The new Z runs on premium gas, as well as Akio Toyoda's tears. Many parts of the 2023 Nissan Z puzzle—what it looks like, how much power it makes, what it's like to drive—are already out.What is the advantage of 2023 Z's twin turbochargers? ›
That spirit and heritage continues today with the launch of the latest reincarnation of Z. The 2023 Z's 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engine adds a significant bump in power output over the previous generation 370Z. The engine is rated at 400 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 350 lb-ft of torque starting from 1,600 to 5,200 rpm.What engine will the new Z have? ›
The 2023 Z is powered by a 400-hp twin-turbocharged V-6 engine driving the rear wheels through a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic. We're impressed with the Z's playful handling and zippy acceleration and we were delighted to find that it's overall more refined than the car it replaces.Will there be a Nismo 2023 Z? ›
The latest report out of Japan suggests a hotter Nissan Z is due next year, with more power, improved handling, and more aggressive looks – but a circa-$100,000 price tag.Will there be a 2023 Nissan kicks? ›
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Where is the 2023 Nissan Z built? ›
The new Nissan Z is made in Japan as a next-generation sports car.How can I add 100 horsepower to my car? ›
- Clean House to Increase Horsepower. ...
- Perform a Tune-Up on the Engine. ...
- Install a Turbo Kit or Supercharger. ...
- Install a Cold-Air Intake. ...
- Install an Aftermarket Exhaust System. ...
- Buy an Engine Tuner.
Supercharger or turbocharger
Also known as forced induction parts, both of these components force air into your car's engine which improves horsepower and torque. A turbocharger works with the exhaust system and can potentially give you gains of 70-150 horsepower.
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From the factory, the 2023 Z is capable of pushing 155 mph, according to Nissan. That's not exactly a groundbreaking number, especially considering the 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque coming from the car's 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine.Is AWD better than 4WD on ice? ›
All-wheel-drive systems deliver power to all four wheels at the same time, or they automatically engage torque to all four wheels when needed. That's why all-wheel drive is best for driving on snowy and icy roads.Why AWD is not good in snow? ›
AWD vehicles can help you get out of snowed-in parking spots, tackle unplowed roads and accelerate on slick surfaces. But without winter tires, they're not nearly as capable as they can be. AWD does little to aid turning and braking on snow and ice vs. a two-wheel-drive vehicle equipped with all-season tires.Where is the new Z manufactured? ›
However, the new 2023 Nissan Z, like its predecessor the 370Z, is manufactured at the Nissan Motor Tochigi Plant in Kaminokawa, Tochigi, Japan, which is about 1 hour and 45 minutes north of Tokyo.Where are Nissan Z's made? ›
Both the Ariya and the Z are made at Nissan's Tochigi assembly plant north of Tokyo. The Ariya is made on a line that was completely revamped to manufacture electric vehicles. The Z is made on a separate line that also churns out the GT-R sports cars and sedans for Infiniti.
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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
(Japanese: 日産自動車株式会社, Hepburn: Nissan Jidōsha kabushiki gaisha), trading as Nissan Motor Corporation and often shortened to Nissan, is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan.
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Earning the top spot is Toyota, with 2.0 percent of its vehicles reaching 200,000 miles, or double the average for all vehicles.Which car company engine lasts longest? ›
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- 7/10 Honda K Series Engine.
- 6/10 Lexus 1UZFE Engine.
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The 2023 Nissan Z has a starting price of $39,990.Is the 400Z replacing the 370Z? ›
The new 400Z will be the long-awaited replacement for the ancient 370Z, which has been on sale since 2009 with few updates. We expect the new Z to debut sometime this year as a 2021 model.Will there be a 2023 Nissan Z convertible? ›
People are naturally curious about a new Z convertible, but the car's chief product planner says it isn't in the cards right now. Nissan. Paul Hawson, Nissan's director of advanced product planning and strategy, was a key executive in making the new Z happen.
What will the new Nissan Z be called? ›
Historically, Nissan's sports car has sported an alphanumeric name, such as the outgoing 370Z model and the original 240Z from 1969, but this generation will simply be called Z. The 2023 Z is powered by a 400-hp twin-turbocharged V-6 engine driving the rear wheels through a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic.Does Nissan Z hold value? ›
A Nissan 370Z will depreciate 25% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $36,548.What car has the same engine as the 400Z? ›
The Nissan 400Z is really just the Nissan Z
Still, the 400Z name would have been fairly appropriate, as this new Nissan whips up a cool 400 horsepower from its twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 — the same engine found in the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport.
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The automatic 2023 Z is equipped with the same transmission that has exhibited a defect that can lead to rollaway incidents in the 2020-2022 Nissan Frontier and Titan pickup trucks. This issue has now prompted two separate recall campaigns.Will there be a 2023 Z4? ›
The 2023 BMW Z4 will make its worldwide debut in November 2022. The first U.S. deliveries will arrive at year's end. The base BMW Z4 sDrive M30i starts at $53,795, while the Z4 sDrive M40i begins at $66,295 (inclusive of the $995 destination fee).How many Nissan Z will there be? ›
How many Nissan Z cars will be made? The 2023 Nissan Z is a full-production model with no specific production limit. However, the Nissan Z Proto Spec will lead the lineup as a limited edition of just 240 units, paying tribute to the 240Z that kick-started the brand's sporty legacy.Where is the new Nissan Z made? ›
Nissan doubled down on the 2023 Z, making the seventh-generation the most powerful in the line's history, a fire-breathing, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 speedster that delivers 400 hp. Both the Ariya and the Z are made at Nissan's Tochigi assembly plant north of Tokyo.