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Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UberDork
4/16/21 9:07 p.m.
Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/16/21 9:10 p.m.

I think it looks really good.

It reminds me of my facelift '88 z31. Especially the tail lights. 

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
4/16/21 9:16 p.m.

I really want one...

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/16/21 9:18 p.m.

Ohhh I like that. Definitely a generational change. First time in a long time a car manufacturer seems to have gotten both ends of the car right. 

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/16/21 9:21 p.m.

Any idea if it will be offered with a manual transmission?

seadoorider
seadoorider New Reader
4/16/21 9:46 p.m.

Where did the $35k figure come from? The linked article says mid 40s to start. I might be a buyer at 35k if I was willing to shed a toy or two

Carbon (Forum Supporter)
Carbon (Forum Supporter) UberDork
4/16/21 9:48 p.m.

Yes manual will be an available option.  

Error404
Error404 Reader
4/16/21 10:04 p.m.

Of the modern options, this is one of a few cars that I could maybe see myself buying. Not crazy about the interior but I doubt that I ever will be with anything modern. It really bugs me the way the black from the roof comes down the rear, makes it looks like a hatch and not in a good way. I was really hoping that they would fix that from the prototype *sigh* Really makes me wonder what the non-auto journalists will have to say about it when they start hitting the street.

Not gonna buy one because the driveway is full and I'm not ditching either of my current herd for a car loan. Could still see myself going to check one out in person. Probably the only new car in recent history that has had me making "hmmm" noises while pondering parking before quickly realizing that there just isn't room.

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/16/21 10:19 p.m.

I may have to start saving my pennies. A real fastback with a manual? The BRZ got it half right, but I don't own one mostly because of the trunk. I dig the new Supra to some degree, but it's a bit overstated for my taste. 

Honestly, I kind of didn't expect Nissan to actually come through on this, considering the rest of their recent bland offerings. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UberDork
4/16/21 10:53 p.m.
seadoorider said:

Where did the $35k figure come from? The linked article says mid 40s to start. I might be a buyer at 35k if I was willing to shed a toy or two

Saw it elsewhere, I'll see if I can dig it up.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
4/16/21 11:07 p.m.

I want but can't always fit.  
 

 

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/16/21 11:15 p.m.
Carbon (Forum Supporter) said:

Yes manual will be an available option.  

This is good. I was envisioning one of their beautiful CVTs. 

Driven5
Driven5 UltraDork
4/16/21 11:37 p.m.

I appreciate the overall styling, and think it will age much better than the Supra. It still looks incomplete without a horizontal bar cutting the grill in half though... Hopefully the aftermarket will pick up where nissan of left of, when the designers we're apparently told "pencils down" just before they were able to finish it.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UberDork
4/17/21 12:27 a.m.
Driven5 said:

It still looks incomplete without a horizontal bar cutting the grill in half though...

Agreed.  There's a bit too much of the 350/370Z in the front end, and something like that bar would do a good job of removing that resemblance

tremm
tremm Reader
4/17/21 12:31 a.m.

I like the taillights/view of the rear. It comes off as weirdly proportioned to me in those pictures. Weird wheel size/arch. Looks like a z4 front end in a bad way. Interior looks like 2004. Probably better in a different color. I'm not sure how that shift knob & center stack work out irl. Looks like not much center screen? I don't think i want molded center gauges in my dash. The canopy-hood transition looks weird to me. The side of the car looks bland/cheap. It looks .. bubbly or bloated overall. Not lean/aggressive. I expected a lower hood:wheel distance. Not in the market for one anyway. It'll be interesting to see them irl, I hope they're great cars. I'm sure aftermarket will offer plenty of aesthetic mods

spandak
spandak Dork
4/17/21 1:15 a.m.

Someone made a manual sports car and that makes me happy!

but what it is like 4000lb? Twin turbo V6 in a lipsticked 370z? Mmm maybe. I'll reserve judgement but I'm skeptical 

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
4/17/21 5:28 a.m.

I do not not like that.  

Guessing it is positioned to go up against the Supra not the BRZ/FRS niche?

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/17/21 7:01 a.m.

400hp, manual transmission, RWD, $35k. Hard to argue with that recipe. 
 

A friend has a Q50s with what I think is effectively the same motor. With a simple tune, he's at 450whp. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/17/21 7:04 a.m.

If true, 4000lb = nope.

MrChaos
MrChaos GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/17/21 7:52 a.m.

its biggest issue is the mustang.  You can get base manual GT;s in the 29-31k region.

mblommel
mblommel Dork
4/17/21 7:53 a.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

I've seen figures of 3,200-3,300 lbs. Supposedly it's marginally lighter than the 370Z. Believable. After all isn't the chassis basically a 370?

Lee
Lee UberDork
4/17/21 8:02 a.m.

I try to give a brand a chance and not just say no because I don't care for the brand, but this doesn't do enough to get me over my dislike of Nissan.  I think it's actually uglier than the 370.  I've driven a lot of 350/70s and similar to Datsun310Guy, I don't fit, I expect similarly terrible seats in the new 400.

 

 

infinitenexus
infinitenexus GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/17/21 8:06 a.m.

The front end reminds me of an emoji face going AAAAAAHHHHHHH

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/17/21 8:31 a.m.
mblommel said:

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

I've seen figures of 3,200-3,300 lbs. Supposedly it's marginally lighter than the 370Z. Believable. After all isn't the chassis basically a 370?

Still unpleasant, but lighter than the 370Z is a step in the right direction.  Color me curious.

dps214
dps214 HalfDork
4/17/21 8:49 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:
mblommel said:

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

I've seen figures of 3,200-3,300 lbs. Supposedly it's marginally lighter than the 370Z. Believable. After all isn't the chassis basically a 370?

Still unpleasant, but lighter than the 370Z is a step in the right direction.  Color me curious.

At this point in safety requirements and reliability and interior quality expectations, I'm guessing it's pretty hard to get a car with a real drivetrain and a roof under 3000 without a bunch of exotic materials. I don't love the styling (except the rear) but it blows the supra out of the water. If it's the same weight and power and price like most indications seem to be so far...and actually drives well, that's going to be a big win.

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