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Next Nissan Z to target Porsche

2008-10-01 10:06
Nissan

Nissan has remained very tight-lipped about its 370Z, save to say it will be a "true sports car" to rival Porsche products.

Following in the footsteps of the venerable 350Z will not be easy, but Nissan hopes to trump the current car with its next 370Z.

No official details have been released, but called 370Z by virtue of its bigger 3.7-litre V6 engine, the new car will be about 10cm shorter than its predecessor and is rumoured to lighter than before, too.

It will also have a more muscular appearance and show off a new roof line along with other styling changes including a different headlamp design.

According to an Autonews report quoting Nissan Japan's marketing head, the 370Z will display a greater focus on performance where the 350Z was more a symbol of Nissan's revival when it was unveiled in 2002.

Nissan's 370Z will probably be revealed at the LA Motor Show later this year.

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