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Old 02-09-2020, 01:08 PM   #31
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Set for reveal soon. But contradicting reports also say it has been put on the back burner and delayed, due to Nissans poor financials and the need to prioritise some desperately needed SUV's. The same report said it wasn't going to go on sale until late 2022. 2023 release here.
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:00 PM   #32
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If it looks like that with TT I think they will do well. I'd prefer wider spaced exhaust outlets though with quad pipes. Looks a bit weird other than but overall I'd be fairly sure I would be more keen on this than the Supra looks wise.
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If it looks like that with TT I think they will do well. I'd prefer wider spaced exhaust outlets though with quad pipes. Looks a bit weird other than but overall I'd be fairly sure I would be more keen on this than the Supra looks wise.
I'm a HUGE Supra fan but I'm with you.

The Z looks better. Like the new Supra but don't love the look from various angles.

The Mk4 Supra Twin Turbo I put a deposit on years ago but it failed the today......wasnt that much to fix. Grand or so in electrics etc

If I bought It it would be worth double at least now...........stupid me!!
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Old 04-09-2020, 12:21 AM   #34
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What on earth is rev matching from launch and why would I need that in a "traditional" six-speed manual???
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What on earth is rev matching from launch and why would I need that in a "traditional" six-speed manual???
370Z manuals had this feature since 2009 . It is called SRM (synchro rev match ) and it matches engine revs to gears on both down-change and up-change .
For those who can heel and toe , it can be switched off by a press of the button .
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370Z manuals had this feature since 2009 . It is called SRM (synchro rev match ) and it matches engine revs to gears on both down-change and up-change .
For those who can heel and toe , it can be switched off by a press of the button .
I like heel and toe, a big part of the fun with a manual It would be interesting to hear from those that have used it with a manual. I have non of this modern stuff with my WRX
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I like heel and toe, a big part of the fun with a manual It would be interesting to hear from those that have used it with a manual. I have non of this modern stuff with my WRX
Me too.

There something very satisfying about nailing the perfect heal/toe down shift
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https://www.carsales.com.au/editoria...w-400z-126167/
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There something very satisfying about nailing the perfect heal/toe down shift
A lot of roundabouts here too so gives you plenty of practice
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https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/n...rbo-v6-manual/

Yeap, while the sound of a V8 Mustang is magic, the performance and bang for buck from this is going to be hard to beat.
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Old 16-09-2020, 03:23 PM   #41
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Hopefully the grille is changed for production, and they do something to make those taillights blend into the car better. Doesn't look cohesive at all.

Engine is a big improvement over the old 3.7 V6.
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The styling seems to be unashamedly 240, looks is very subjective but its modern without being generic so I quite like it.
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Old 16-09-2020, 06:31 PM   #43
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Very, very Aston Martinish
i like it a lot, a lot of looks for not much spondolee's
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The above image is very flattering. The side profile and rear end lack cohesion.







I was looking forward to seeing how, or if, Nissan would reinvent the Z car. I prefer the 350 and 370 after seeing these images.
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Looks better than I expected. The back looks a bit retro which I like. I wouldn't say no to it.
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No I should of stated the obvious that all the other times in those links were were manuals. The mustang hauls with a 10sp auto but so it should, anyone who wants a sports car gets a H pattern and leaves the auto's for the drag racing crew which again is more "muscle car" than sports car.
All these years on this forum and you still think "anyone who wants a sports car gets a H pattern and leaves the auto's for the drag racing crew which again is more "muscle car" than sports car."

The Mustang Autos have the fully engaging and sporty FI style Paddle Shifters with Rev Matching - ie manual overide Vis a Vis FI Cars - not for simplistic boring straight line "Drag Racing".
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The above image is very flattering. The side profile and rear end lack cohesion.
I think that side on shot makes the rear end look too short with the yellow paint sloping up very sharply, when in reality the bumper is squared off just canít see it due to the black bumper not being visible in the photo. No doubt will find out when we see it in the flesh
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I like it, certainly looks better than the Supra IMO. Though I reckon they could have gone with a better colour choice for the pics
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All these years on this forum and you still think "anyone who wants a sports car gets a H pattern and leaves the auto's for the drag racing crew which again is more "muscle car" than sports car."

The Mustang Autos have the fully engaging and sporty FI style Paddle Shifters with Rev Matching - ie manual overide Vis a Vis FI Cars - not for simplistic boring straight line "Drag Racing".
Paddles have been around for a very long time, no different to the +/- mode in a BA falcon with a BTR, just a different position for the function. (granted better gearbox's and tech now too).

The comment was in regards to comparing 1/4 mile times and making sure you are comparing H vs H, not 10 spd auto vs 6 spd H. If an auto was 30% quicker then some more traditionalist still wouldnt be interested as they want the H. (also less hassle when it goes pop).

I didnt say you couldnt have fun in an auto, thats crazy, but explain how an auto is more evolving, engaging, skillful and just plan old fun than an auto?

Modern auto's are efficient no doubt, but the pursuit of outright straight line speed and quicker shift times comes at the cost of engagement. And who really cares if you do 0-100 in 5.0 or 5.2 secs?

Good thing we have an option still in some cars, enjoy it while it lasts and we should be celebrating releases from any make for cars like this because it is fast becoming a niche.

IMO Nissan has nailed this, price will be king here, they will be foolish to sit it higher than the V8 Mustang.

Toyota stuffed up the Supra a bit, they may have saved some R&D linking in with BMW but they wont sell like they could have if it was in house. Id say BMW wont be keen on letting them drop RRP to heavily either.

A Supra vs Mustang vs Z will be an interesting read when the time comes.
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Amazing how quickly these pop up.



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LOL yes there are some good ones.

TBH I thought the style update to the Mustang originally looked awkward, and on some angles it still does, but its gown on me.
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LOL yes there are some good ones.

TBH I thought the style update to the Mustang originally looked awkward, and on some angles it still does, but its gown on me.
True. The first pictures made people a bit unsure. But it looked so much better in the metal.

Anyway, the 400Z is essentially a concept at this stage. There is still time for them to change it before it goes into production. Although it's supposed to be fairly close to what it will look like.
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