A smaller, tubocharged engine is expected to power the new 370Z, to be launched following Tokyo reveal
Jim Holder
16 November 2013

The new Nissan 370Z, expected to be revealed in full at the Tokyo motor show later this month, will remain true to its more traditional roots as Nissan looks to differentiate it from the BladeGlider concept.

Although the next 370Z is likely to bow to emissions pressures and feature a downsized, turbocharged engine, Nissan development chief Andy Palmer has said it will have no less power than the current car.

“There is room for two types of sports car in our range,” he said. “The BladeGlider challenges convention, but there is also room for more classical sports cars in the mould of the GT-R and 370Z.”

Palmer also confirmed that there would be Nismo versions of all future Nissan sports cars and “most cars in the Nissan range”. Typically, Nismo cars will be sold as both tuned R models and more hardcore RS versions.

He also intimated Nismo’s growing influence could extend to the mooted Infiniti sports car expected by 2020.

Read more 2013 Tokyo motor show news.

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Nissan 370Z

The Nissan 370Z is seductively honest, entertaining and great value, too. But it’s no long-haul cruiser

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16 November 2013
Nissan should stick with having the hairy-chested 370Z as a car that sits below the GTR, while also building a 200SX successor beneath the 370Z to rival the Toyota GT86 that is powered either by the 188 hp 1.6 Turbo Nissan MR or 190-280 hp 2.5 V6 (turbo / non-turbo) Nissan VQ engines (resembling the Datsun Fairlady Z Concept by Iacoski Design).

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