Still don't see it.
In any case, the NISMO version is starting to grow on me and if it has the 1.6L turbo as I have read elsewhere, sign me up.
JNC released a lot of pictures of the two concepts.
Well..we now know it as the "IDX Freeflow" concept...
I'm probably not the person you'd expect to say this, but sod fuel economy with this one.It's a bit too edgy, the front and rear a bit too flat, and overall less aerodynamic than what Nissan would need to pull off substantial fuel economy numbers.
All engines can be tweaked, though. Relatively easy to turn a dull motor into something more interesting. The main benefit is a healthy capacity. As long as it isn't a boat anchor I could see it working pretty well as a nice naturally-aspirated option.Don't care how torquey the QR25 is, have never liked that engine either.
And I'm sure they could tweak the 2.5 to be a little more peppy too. After all, Nissan has a history of putting seemingly dull engines in good cars. Wasn't the 240Z's engine from the Cedric?
But yes, it's the same with Toyota/Subaru - if you're spending all that money to develop a brand new rear-drive platform, I expect it'll be used widely. If it's going into production, I'd also expect the next Z-car to use a similar platform, and perhaps one or two other things.
I'm not so sure. I'd have said the target demographic are the ones who want the retro styling because they're just discovering all the cool old stuff that Nissan used to make and wonder why they aren't making stuff like it any more.I won't be disappointed if the production car looks like that. Especially not if they offer a base 1.6 with nothing on it for a good price. But I doubt they're going to hit their demographic target unless they rethink the styling approach a bit.
In this case, it's good news. It was bad enough when Ford did it, and worse when GM and Chrysler followed. How did this end up at Nissan?So, basically this thing has zero chance at production. Or, if it does make it, it'll look absolutely nothing like this.