370Z in the flesh Update!

Discussion in 'Asian Forums' started by KRSONe1, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. 370Z in the flesh

    Just last week Nissan released the first official image of the upcoming 2009 370Z Coupe, which is set to make its world debut at this month’s Los Angeles Auto Show, and now the car has been spotted in the flesh. The new shots show the car in the same silver as in the official press photos, but from the eye of a real-life camera, adding a new dimension to the car's perception.

    The new real-life photos come courtesy of The 370Z forums, where an aficionado with a quick lens captured the car at what looks to be an enthusiast reveal session in Europe.

    The all-new 370Z is the first full redesign of the iconic Nissan Z since the introduction of the previous generation model back in 2003, and it is set to go on sale early next year as a 2009 model. The new model is expected to be somewhat shorter and trimmer than the current car, accentuating the flared wheel-arches and short overhangs even further. Also new is the rear quarter panel area around the hatch, where the window line sweeps upward, giving the car a bit of a familial resemblance to the sword-like design of the GT-R.

    One of the biggest criticisms of the current 350Z is its drab interior and poor quality materials, however the interior shot reveals that Nissan has added nicer plastics and extra color options for the cabin. Other changes include the shark fin-style headlamps and LED daytime running lights.

    The biggest change, however, will be the introduction of Nissan’s latest 3.7L VQ37VHR V6 engine in the Z as confirmed by the 2009 model’s new name. This is the same engine as found in the Infiniti G37 Coupe, where it develops up to 330hp (246kW) and 366Nm (270lb-ft) of torque. Power levels for the engine in the 370Z are rumored to be up around 350hp (261kW), and there is also talk that Nissan may offer a dual-clutch gearbox as an option.

    Nissan thinks the new Z will have what it takes to contend with the Porsche Cayman, and it's already said it will be targeting the German sports carmaker with its latest coupe. If you look closely at the spy video below you'll notice Nissan was testing the 370Z back to back with a BMW Z4m Coupe, and a Porsche Cayman S.
     
  2. 370Z in the flesh

    want
     
  3. 370Z in the flesh

    370Z > Camaro, Challenger
     
  4. 370Z in the flesh

    i think it would look better if it looked like this
     
  5. 370Z in the flesh

    Love the rake on the rear windscreen.
     
  6. 370Z in the flesh

    lookin better and better. i can't wait to see one in person.
     
  7. 370Z in the flesh

    #$%# yes.
     
  8. 370Z in the flesh

    I'll keep my 350.
     
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  10. 370Z in the flesh

    that back looks better than i thought, the front looks much worse
     
  11. 370Z in the flesh

    It just might look good in person.
     
  12. 370Z in the flesh

    that actually looks good
     
  13. 370Z in the flesh

    I was worried about the headlights, but I love them now. Looks really good.
     
  14. 370Z in the flesh

    That back looks horrible, those stupid lamps suck
     
  15. 370Z in the flesh

    Besides the lights which I'm not so sure about, it looks super hot. I can't wait to see one in real life.
     
  16. 370Z in the flesh

    i wouldnt compare those cars.
     
  17. 370Z in the flesh

    Tail and head lights both look retarded.
     
  18. 370Z in the flesh

    the tail looks so bulbous and big and ugly. Like the ass of a ladybug.
     
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  20. 370Z in the flesh

    why not?
     
  21. 370Z in the flesh

    HOLY #$%# THEY RUINED IT.

    This looks tall and fat, BARF. Tailights are dog poop. Headlights are ok.
     
  22. 370Z in the flesh

    Don't like it. Overall posture is good, but I'd like it to be a bit skinnier and have different lights.
     
  23. 370Z in the flesh

    agreed. and how did they manage to make it look tall and fat?

    "The new model is expected to be somewhat shorter and trimmer than the current car..."

    certainly doesnt look like it.

    that said i bet it drives 1000 times better than it looks
     
  24. 370Z in the flesh

    yh, and the rear lights should be similar, spoilers too small and so's the rear quarter glass.....whys are these soo small?
     
  25. 370Z in the flesh

    Not bad. But does it have a void warranty button?
     

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