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  1. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 18, 2020

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    Yeah the headlights could be better, but they're OK to me. It's the big gaping rectangular mouth. Nissan really should redo the front end of the actual production model.

    This artist created a much nicer front end. It looks so much better!!! I'd buy the new Z if it looked like this! :thumbsup:
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    Credit: @artforces15 on instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/CFRD1pgHK0p/
     
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  2. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 18, 2020

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    I still think this is one of the best interpretations of what could have been.
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    The front and rear fascias will look better in production. At the moment they are both rough.

    The headlights will undergo lots of changes.
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    The read is too soft.
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    Checkout these unofficial videos, they do give it a much better "real life" perspective!



     
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  3. NathLean

    NathLean Nov 19, 2020

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    That seems to be amazing, but I am very interested if they will make a new engine or put an old one with something new inside. But I think that the legend should have a new and a strong one that will kill the road. I saw many car buyers online review and they are waiting for it to come. I am waiting at least for a 3.5 liter v6 or something like that. Also I want to know the price and to see if I can preorder it, because there are less guys with money in my city and I would be the coolest there.
     
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  4. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Nov 19, 2020

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  5. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Jan 14, 2021

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    https://www.autoblog.com/2021/01/14/nissan-z-proto-400z-patent-renderings
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  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 14, 2021

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    On a slightly different topic, I was shocked by this infographic re: "D Category" sport car sales in France for 2020. OK, this is only one market and during a year impacted by COVID, but it's quite shocking how few cars in this category are getting sold in a major EU market. The US and Japan will be the main market for the 400Z, but it's hard to see how a next-gen Audi TT, Jag F Type or BMW Z4 could be approved when this category looks to be dead.

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  7. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jan 14, 2021

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    Hold on to one of these last generations of pure petrol driving pleasures. Even before COVID, the sports cars sales have been very hard to justify in a strategy portfolio thus collaboration was one of the solution. BMW has announced that the Z4/Supra will be there last. I’m not sure if Toyota will still push for another generation. Or might they might be going hybrid.

    I’d still love to have an Alpine A110 or Cayman GT4 ::love::::love::
     
  8. Yago

    Yago Jan 15, 2021

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    Most of these can't keep up with a Tesla sedan. I know speed is only one factor but it's a bit silly to be sitting in a sportscar that's slower than the familycar of 4 next to you. I've been looking into the upcoming model Y and it accelerates to 100km/h in 3.7s. I love my classic 911 but I would feel like an idiot buying a new petrol car.
     
  9. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jan 15, 2021

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    Tried a couple of Teslas, friends bought in, but not for me, some quality issues at the price, and styling not to my taste, yes they may be quicker than my Honda but to get a rag top I'd have to spend stupid money, one pal rattled off performance specs(model 3) and grinned telling me his car was faster, so I told him mine would also do the limit on the motorway, but if he wanted to compare on a track day I'd happily go along, oops no takers. My car is the fun car and we have a hatch for dull duties, Johnnycab days are a bit away yet, maybe never for me at my age.
     
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  10. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jan 15, 2021

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    Yup, that’s how you put it sir :thumbsup: Teslas might be quicker in 0-60 but it’s not “fun” when you’re driving it. It’s a point A-B car. No wonder you don’t see Teslas on trackdays ;) I’ll quote Collin McRae.
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    There will always be faster more powerful cars than yours. It is not always about the car, but more importantly, you as the driver :cool: Buy the car that always makes a smile into your face ;)
     
  11. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Jan 16, 2021

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    Maybe the Tesla is faster than a 911 (or than most of petrol sports cars) in the 0-100 km/h on a straight line... But how many seconds ahead of the Tesla would you get on a twisty road?

    Even more important: How many tons of extra fun would you get out of the Tesla, in everything other than speeding in a straight line? With its mega-heavy weight, no engine noise, no gear changes... it's more like driving a fridge than a sports car, no matter how fast it is at 0-100 km/h

    As long as petrol and petrol engines remain: a V8 for me, please! ;)

    A 100% electric car is great for the city (like a smart fortwo EQ), but not for having fun driving out of the city, or much less for long trips ::facepalm2::
     
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  12. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jan 16, 2021

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    Well said our AMG master :D
     
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  13. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Jan 16, 2021

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    :D
    Long life to V8 petrol engines! ::love::
     
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  14. Yago

    Yago Jan 16, 2021

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    Yeah yeah I know nothing compares but times they are a changin.
     
  15. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 16, 2021

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    Perfect slogan for Tesla :D
     
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  16. Yago

    Yago Jan 16, 2021

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    Well one of those smart fridges :cool:
     
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  17. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jan 16, 2021

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    My driving days may be over by the time fossil fuel is banned, or self driving cars are the normal.
     
  18. Yago

    Yago Jan 16, 2021

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    Technically you would be driven.
    The howling boxer is half the fun of driving my 911 and I think classics and fun cars on petrol won’t be banned anytime soon. It’s a huge industry. But I don’t think keeping standard sedans burning fossils is a good thing. Yesrerday a new 911 turbo s took off next to me. I could barely hear it. I don’t believe the thrill between that one and a Taycan would be much different. The drive I had in a Taycan turbo was pretty sensational.
     
  19. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jan 16, 2021

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    It's not about the 0-60, it's all about scowl to grin time.
     
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  20. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Jan 16, 2021

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    Yes! When you start the engine of a petrol sports car, you are immediately smiling :)... but when you start the engine of an electric car, nothing happens :(... you just see a “READY” sign on the screen, and that’s all :D