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Nissan design chief confirms 370Z successor is on the works

October 2019 is an important month for Nissan. It marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary 240Z, which is the original Z model from the Japanese carmaker. As part of the celebrations, Nissan is planning to unveil a new Z car – in prototype form -- at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, which coincides with the 50th year of the very first Z model.

This was basically confirmed by Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s Senior Vice President for Global Design, during an interview with Whichcar.com.au. Before this confirmation, there had been rumors that Nissan is planning a replacement for the 370Z, which has been in production since nearly 10 years ago. This decade-old two-seater rear-wheel-drive coupe is considered as one of the oldest sports car available in the market. A replacement would hardly surprise anyone, but back then, Nissan had yet to confirm anything.

During an interview with Whichcar.com.au, Albaisa remarked that is a huge pressure in creating a new Z car, adding that he is completely excited that he is in the position to work on the newest Z model. His statement essentially confirmed the rumors and the possibility of a new Z car. This also confirmed that no less than Nissan’s Senior Vice President for Global Design is involved in the project. Nonetheless, many are thrilled that the 370Z won't be continued as another version – instead a new Z car is really on the way. Expect a new Z prototype at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

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Updated 2018 Nissan 370Z now available with new infotainment unit, red metallic paint

The 370Z is one of Nissan’s oldest two-door models. It was first introduced to us back in 2009 and this year, the Japanese automaker finally gave it an upgrade for the 2018 model year to give it a much-needed contemporary finish.

Naturally, it will get exterior and interior changes, as well as some technological upgrades. For instance, the door handles and the rear bumper fascia will now be finished in black. Furthermore, the headlights will be getting a darker tint treatment similar to the rear combination lights on the outgoing model, which used to only be available on the Nismo model.

2018 Nissan 370Z will now be riding on a set of 19-inch alloy wheels instead of the 18-inch set found in its predecessor. As you can see in the photo, the Nissan model is finished in a Red Metallic exterior paint that is now an option that customers can select.

Read the entire article Updated 2018 Nissan 370Z now available with new infotainment unit, red metallic paint

Nissan upgrades the 370Z Nismo for the 2013MY

Nissan has unveiled the 370Z Nismo, the newest Nismo-tuned vehicle. This summer, expect the Nissan 370Z coupe to go on sale with a variety of revisions that are meant to make it a more focused performance tool. The power output of the 3.7-litre V6 engine was given a boost from 324bhp to 335bhp, while torque was improved by an equivalent figure.

Furthermore, torque will be lower down the rev range compared to the standard car. Nissan hasn’t made any claims with regards to performance but it’s believed that throttle response was also improved. The model was also fitted with an aerodynamic bodykit that permits the 370Z Nismo to generate the same downforce as a Nissan GT-R.

Included in the aerodynamic styling changes are a large rear diffuser with twin integrated exhausts, fixed rear wing, wider side skirts and a new front end with a splitter. It gets new 19in alloys covered with wider 245/40 tyres at the front while 285/35s are used at the rear. Bridgestone made a bespoke tyre compound just for this model.

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2015 Nissan Z will weigh less and target a wider audience

Nissan's design boss Shiro Nakamura said that the 2015 Nissan Z is in development and is at its early phase. He told Inside Line that the new Z would leaner, would weigh less, and is targeted at a wider audience. He also shared that a concept version of the car is also being developed.

It’s possible that the new Z concept will be introduced at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show at the earliest. It’s assumed that a lighter Nissan Z would offer better gas mileage than the existing version. The EPA said that the 2013 Nissan 370Z is capable of returning 19 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway. The 370Z coupe has a curb weight of 3,314 pounds.

The current 370Z hasn’t been as successful as the 2002 350Z, which revitalizes the Z car’s image and had impressive sales in the U.S., Japan and Europe. Nakamura said that the next one needs to have a “stronger impact." He believes that this can’t be achieved by boosting its size since it’s already at its maximum size and instead, it has to be leaner and lighter. The new model features a down-sized engine, most likely a four-cylinder turbo instead of today's 3.7-liter V6.

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Nissan tuning specialist Stillen has prepared a package for the Z cars that boosts its performance. It has been quite some time before there has been any report about the Nissan 370Z or the Infiniti G37, which makes this offering very exciting. Stillen made a supercharging kit that when added to the 3.7-liter engine, which boosts the output to 500hp.

The tuner claims that the kit complies with the strict California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations and that it is legal in all the 50 states in the U.S.

Furthermore, it is available with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty. It also comes with genuine K&N intake filters, fuel injectors, air-to-water intercooler, and UpRev ECU Tuning cable/software as well as detailed installation instructions.  The kit’s most amazing feature is the Vortech V-3 supercharger, which is linked to a cast-aluminum intake manifold.

Read the entire article Stillen unveils new supercharger system for Nissan 370Z / Infiniti G37

Senner Tuning offers a modification package for the Nissan 370Z that enhances both its technical and aesthetic aspects. The Nissan 370Z already boasts of having a classic sports car combination – a balanced chassis and rear wheel drive – that leads to driving bliss. But Senner Tuning thought that it could still be given a boost.

It gave the vehicle’s 3.7 liter naturally aspirated engine a port air filter with a cold air intake, a high-performance exhaust system made of stainless steel with special catalytic converters and an ECU remap.

The stock car’s powerplant delivers 332 hp and 366 Nm but after Senner Tuning modified it, the car now has an output of 365 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Replacing the car’s standard suspension is a KW coilover suspension that offers superior handling.

Read the entire article Senner Tuning does the 2010 Nissan 370Z

Power House Amuse, the Japanese tuning expert, have released a lineup of their brand name high quality exhaust specifically made for the latest Nissan 370Z. The top quality exhausts will come in two setups.

Power House Amuse R1 Titat Extra STTI, the first one, comes with a 76.3mm main pipe diameter channeling into a couple 2x50mm mufflers and going out to a couple fo 115mm exhaust ends.

The total weight of the system is only 9.15kg in contrast to the 18.65kg of the regular exhaust. The standard version costs $2,460 or a Gold Ring version with a $2,570 tag.

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Sales of sports cars have been so low in the first four months of 2010 that there's a risk that we may be saying goodbye to these sports cars for good, according to Bill Visnic of Auto Observer.

Fans worldwide got excited when Nissan revived the Z car and when Mazda created another rotary-powered sports car. Unfortunately, the excitement didn't translate to an increase in sales.

For instance, Nissan revealed that only 952 coupes and convertibles of the 370Z were sold in April, and only 3,419 were sold for the first four months of 2010.

Read the entire article Weak sales might kill cars such as Mazda RX-8 and Nissan 370Z

Branew, the Japanese tuning house, has made available some initial photos of its bespoked 2009 Nissan 370Z, two weeks prior to the car's schedule to be introduced at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

The pictures show the new 370Z with attractive sleek enhancements and decorated in Branew's recognizable satin white coloring, accented by large 22inch chrome rims.

The aerodynamic kit will consist of a bespoke front spoiler, side steps, a rear spoiler and a rear wing, as well as bespoke rims.

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Nissan factory tuner Cobra N+ (also known for the spectacular customization kit for the GT-R ) has brought to life its ideas for refining the two-seater sports car.

The Cobra N+370Z Sport Concept doesn't have major engine modifications but Cobra claims that their aerodynamic and handling enhancements made a lot of difference.

Cobra has developed lightweight wheels with six double spokes, sized 9Jx19 in the front and 10Jx19 in the back, the purpose of which was to reduce unsprung weight to a minimum level.

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Nissan unveiled today the brand new 370Z Roadster and as you can figure, it is based on the coupe version and the only difference between these two models is just the folding roof.

According to the manufacturer the vehicle transforms into a convertible in just 20 seconds and comes with additional structural reinforcement (over the 370Z Coupe), including in the A-pillars and side sills.

The 370Z Roadster is offered in seven exterior colors: Solid Red, Magnetic Black, Brilliant Silver, Platinum Graphite, Pearl White, Monterey Blue and a special premium color, Black Cherry. Under the hood we find the same 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine found also on the coupe.

Read the entire article 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster breaks cover

After VIN registrations revealed months ago that Porsche was planning a new 718 Cayman T, new details have surfaced that about the hardcore model. According to a report by Auto Express, the German sports carmaker has almost completed the new lightweight Porsche 718 Cayman T and is now putting the finishing touches on this new hardcore model.

As reported by Auto Express, the new Porsche 718 Cayman T will served as a follow-up to the recently released 911 T as its smaller sibling. The new 718 Cayman T will be much lighter than the 718 Cayman, as made possible by employing a number of weight saving features like thinner glass, fabric door pulls and sports seats. In addition, the 718 Cayman T has seen its audio system removed from its cabin.

Overall, the 718 Cayman T would be around 20 kg lighter – in terms of kerbweight -- than the 718 Cayman. The VIN listings uncovered in July show that the 718 Cayman T will have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 3,649 lbs(1,655 kg), which is lighter than a manual-transmission Cayman S (3,670 lbs or 1,665 kg).

Read the entire article Lightweight and performance-focused Porsche 718 Cayman T might be on its way soon

Modena, Italy-based Ares Design is relatively a new company in the field of bespoke automotive design and modifications. But in the short time, Ares Design has demonstrated its capability of creating high-quality coach-built cars. Now, it is out to prove that once again, it can convert almost any vehicle into a bespoke creation through the new Project Wami.

Project Wami is Ares Design’s latest work, with the promise of becoming one of the most enticing roadsters ever made. However, there is yet no actual, final product at sight – the roadster has yet to exist. According to Ares Design, project is currently in its development stage. Nonetheless, based from the images released by the Italian tuning company, the Project Wami roadster looks gorgeous and holds a lot of promise.

Since there is actual car yet, the images of the Project Wami roadster released by Ares Design were just renderings. These are rendered images of how the final version of the Project Wami roadster would look like when it springs to life and take on the road.

Read the entire article Project Wami is a Maserati-inspired retro-roadster in development from Ares Design

The 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas is about to start and Nissan won't itself be outdone by other carmakers. In fact, Nissan will be gracing the 2018 SEMA Show with five one-off vehicles, including a 400-hp Nissan Motorsports Project Clubsport 23 that combines the latest technology with the Z heritage aesthetics.

Leading the charge for the Japanese carmaker is the Nissan Motorsports Project Clubsport 23 project car that combines a number of OEM, aftermarket and bespoke fabricated parts. A track-only project car, the Project Clubsport 23 makes use of performance parts that have been tested and developed in Motorsports, as sourced from most respected suppliers. As Nissan Motorsports and MA Motorsports intended, the Project Clubsport 23 is an ongoing parts development platform, which means its looks might be different months from the 2018 SEMA Show.

The Nissan Motorsports Project Clubsport 23 was based on a 2012 Nissan 370Z NISMO deprived of its original 350-hp 3.7-liter VQ37VHR engine. In its stead is a factory 400-hp 3.0-liter VR30DDTT twin-turbo V6 mill. The main challenge in the project car was how to mate a VR30DDTT engine to the 370Z NISMO's six-speed manual transmission – something that has never been done before. To achieve this MA Motorsports developed a new clutch disc, cover and flywheel assembly and installed a NISMO GT LSD Pro-Carbon two-way differential cooled by an MA Motorsports Differential Cooler.

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More than a year after introducing the widely acclaimed ATS GT prototype at the at the luxurious Salon Privé exhibit, Automobili Turismo e Sport (ATS) has finally presented the final and production version of the supercar – the new ATS GT Launch Edition -- at the prestigious 2018 Monterey Car Week at The Quail.

The ATS GT Launch Edition takes inspiration from the 1964 ATS 2500 GT, a small coupe designed by Franco Scaglione, developed by ATS co-founders Giotto Bizzarrini and Carlo Chiti, and built more than 50 years ago. Back then, ATS only built 12 examples of the 2500 GT. As it seeks to honor the original model, ATS is also building 12 examples of the new GT Launch Edition.

Designed by ATS chief designer Emanuele Bomboi, the new ATS GT Launch Edition boasts of an aerodynamic bodywork -- made of carbon fiber – that reinterprets the original design of the 2500 GT. It features unique side-blades and seemingly floating rear lights. These rear lights are designed to extract the hot air from the engine bay. The GT Launch Edition makes use of the company’s Sistema-Trio hand-welded titanium with mufflers.

Read the entire article ATS GT Launch Edition finally unveiled with base price of €740,000

The only hybrids that automotive customers can get now from Porsche are its Panamera four-door saloon and its Cayenne sports utility vehicle. While the German sports car maker has confirmed that it would build a hybrid version of the Porsche 911 sports car, that won't happen in the near term. For those who can’t wait for Porsche to offer a 911 hybrid, Vonnen Performance is offering to convert your sports car into one.

Porsche’s main reason for not offering a hybrid version of the 911 is that the German company still doesn’t believe that the current battery technology is on par with its expectations for its venerated sports car. But with the rapid pace that the battery technology is growing, that could happen in the next few years. Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume had said that a 911 hybrid may arrive on the mid-cycle refresh of the 992 generation, which should happen by around 2022 or so.

Because Porsche won't do a 911 hybrid now, Vonnen Performance is offering to do so for 911 models built between 2012 and 2016. This also applies for other Porsche offerings currently not having a hybrid version, like the Boxster and the Cayman. The conversion kit and the entire setup would cost a Porsche owner around $75,000.

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They easily look like the modern reincarnationa of the 1948 Ferrari 166 MM, the Ferrari 750 Monza and the Ferrari 860 Monza. After all, the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 that were recently introduced by Ferrari take inspirations from legendary Ferrari Sports cars of the past in terms of both design and engineering.

The new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are the first models in a new concept of limited-edition special series dubbed as ‘Icona,’ as inspired by the carmaker’s iconic and legendary cars. The Monza SP1 and SP2 essentially blend the evocative design of Ferrari cars in the 1950s and the most advanced technology found in modern sports cars. The 1948 Ferrari 166 MM, the Ferrari 750 Monza and 860 Monza were credited for creating Ferrari’s legend in the 1950s through unprecedented wins in the World Sports Car Championship.

In terms of looks, the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are essentially twins. However, the Monza SP1 is single-seat road car that can only accommodate the driver on the right side. On the other hand, the Monza SP2 is a two-seater that allows the driver to bring along a front passenger to the ride. In the Monza SP2, the tonneau cover has been removed, while a second protective screen and a second roll-bar are added. The front passenger sits in a cockpit that replicates that of the driver, sans the steering wheel and a number of controls.

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Mercedes-AMG has a new entry-level performance model that will compete in the compact segment. Set to go against the Audi S3 hatchback, the new Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC is out to prove that premium hot hatches are able to deliver a new level of driving performance on the road.

The Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC was developed along with the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class right from the start, allowing AMG to inject the vaunted AMG DNA into every detail of the new hot hatch. The Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC makes use of the design idiom of the new A-Class with the addition of distinctive AMG elements.

For instance, the front end of the new AMG A 35 4MATIC is marked by a radiator grille with twin louvers, a front splitter and a AMG Line front apron with flics on the air intakes. Silver chrome trims are also found on the louvers in the outer air intakes. On the sides, the premium hot hatch features side sill panels of the AMG Line as well as aerodynamically optimized 18-inch light-alloy wheels in twin-spoke design. The rear end, meanwhile, is defined by a spoiler lip on the roof, two round tailpipe trims and a rear apron with a new diffuser insert.

Read the entire article 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC is a new entry-level hot hatch with 306 hp in tow

BMW M GmbH is getting things all hyped up leading to the impending launch of its BMW X3 M sports activity vehicle and the BMW X4 M sports activity coupe. In an effort to make things more excited and make prospective customers think more about the new X3 M and X4 M, BMW has decided to let the public view their respective prototypes as they tackled the Nurburgring.

BMW’s high performance unit calls the event as the first official presentation of the new BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M. However, the event can’t be called an official unveiling, the as both M versions of the X3 and X4 were both heavily camouflaged, and BMW M didn’t really provide more details – especially their actual specs – about these new high performance models. Indeed, a presentation is really the most appropriate word to describe the event.

The official presentation of the new BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M, which series development has already been kicked off, took place during the DTM racing weekend at the Nrburgring (September 7 to 9, 2018). During the official presentation, BMW M had prototypes of the BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M test driven on the circuit. The prototypes have been camouflaged to indicate their nature as pre-series vehicles, which means that nothing is final yet with regards to the development of the X3 M and the X4 M. Their performances are still being tuned, and their first public appearance is just a showcase of what to expect from these two new M vehicles.

Read the entire article BMW M officially presents camouflaged X3 M and X4 M at Nurburgring

Abarth is introducing the all-new 2019 Abarth 595 range, offering a sporty touch and performance, as back by a new suspension, upgraded technology and a powerful engine. The new Abarth 595 essential transform a Fiat 500 into an athletic hatchback that blends style and performance.

The brand with the iconic scorpion badge is offering the new 595 either as a hatchback or a convertible. The new Abarth 595 comes in five different flavors or trim levels: 595 (base), 595 Pista, 595 Turismo, 595 Competizione and 695 Rivale. All versions

All Abarth 595 models are packed with special features that don’t just make them look sportier, but also increase their performance levels. Their redesigned front end has larger air scoop that help manage heat in engine bay while hiking their cooling capacity by 18 percent. The rear bumper, meanwhile, comes with pronounced extractor as well as specific bumper inserts for each trim level.

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