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  1. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 15, 2020

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    I think it would look better with a color matched roof.
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  2. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 16, 2020

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    Agree that the side profile is the car's best angle. Its silhouette in the sneak peak shadowy spots is what caught my eye in the first place.
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    The rear isn't bad, but not all that exciting to me.
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    However the front bumper treatment leaves much to be desired. It's too slab-faced. ::facepalm2::[​IMG]

    Overall, I'm disappointed. With such a gorgeous side profile, I had hoped for something more retro and beautiful to behold, like the original.
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  3. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Sep 16, 2020

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    Sadly (only from an aesthetics perspective), the requirements for pedestrian survivability largely determine the design of the front end of cars these days.
     
  4. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 16, 2020

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    The rear suggests no hatch. :(
     
  5. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 16, 2020

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    Looks like a hatch to me. Perhaps the black roof is playing tricks on your eyes.
     
  6. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 16, 2020

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    True, but many other designers have come up with far more stylish front ends. Here's a car with a similar side profile but a more aggressive and aesthetically pleasing front end, IMHO.
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  7. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 16, 2020

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    Agree. Also respecting the requirements for pedestrian survivability, other designers have come up with far more stylish front ends. C-Class Coupé and AMG GT also have a similar side profile, and -obviously ;)- I like much more their front ends than of the new Nissan Z (I like its profile, but not its front and rear :unsure:)

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  8. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Sep 16, 2020

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    Hmmmm, drooollll, Aston Martin - what's not to love?















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    Let's not talk about the DBX!
     
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  9. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 16, 2020

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    The Aston Martin Superleggera is drool worthy indeed! IMHO, one of the most beautiful looking contemporary cars out there. After seeing its silhouette, I had high hopes that the new Z might come close in terms of beauty, but at a much more affordable price. Unfortunately, it fell a little short of my lofty expectations.
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    Having said that, I think I like the new Z better than the Supra's look.
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  10. Yago

    Yago Sep 16, 2020

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    What is wrong with car designers these days?
     
  11. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 16, 2020

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    I feel like the front end would benefit by having additional air ducts. My pic editing skills are crappy, but you get the idea...

    Something like this. Nissan_Z_Proto_exterior_Front_Three-quarter2.jpg
    Or this.
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  12. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 16, 2020

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    The front and rear fascias will undergo changes to be DOT and crash-test compliant. Aside from that, there will be numerous aftermarket options that will be able to offer variety. And don't forget the NISMO version!
     
  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 16, 2020

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    I quite like the car, but kinds feels like a car from a different era- manual gearbox, sports cars with conventional engines are not exactly 2020.

    Having said that, I love that it exists for exactly that reason. Feels like the last hurrah...
     
  14. kappa_md

    kappa_md Sep 16, 2020

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    Let's see if the clamour of "car enthusiasts" will turn out to actual sales and revenues for the Nissan Z. ::popcorn::

    It's great that Manual Transmission exists but will it justify the actual planning and production of a highly niched sports car nowadays ::confused2::
     
  15. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 16, 2020

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  16. kappa_md

    kappa_md Sep 16, 2020

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    I’ve been planning to get a Manual Sports Car BTW. But I’m looking at a different option :whistling::whistling:

    I truly believe that MT adds to the fun & excitement compared to an AT. But in todays age, only a few can probably afford to have a niche weekend MT car and use it during weekends were traffic is not bad YET still needs to have a practical daily AT car. :unsure::unsure:
     
  17. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 17, 2020

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    I just realized why the face of this Z car is bugging me. LOL :p
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  18. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 17, 2020

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    ^ Yes, the headlamps could have (or better yet, should have) been more aggressive. Their overly rounded nature and LED accents are too soft!
     
  19. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Sep 18, 2020

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    Anyone else see a little Jaguar DNA in it’s lines.
     
  20. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 18, 2020

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    This dates back to the original 240Z/FairladyZ, which had a lot of Jag E-Type influence if you ask me.