Tuesday , November 21 2017

New Nissan 370Z & Toyota Supra concepts to be shown in Tokyo – Report

The Nissan 370Z, the sixth generation model of the Nissan Z, was introduced in 2008 and will be due for a lifecycle changes this decade.

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The Nissan 370Z’s successor will ride on the Infiniti Q60’s FR-L platform.

Both sports car concepts to take a center stage at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

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The Nissan 370Z, the sixth generation model of the Nissan Z, was introduced in 2008 and will be due for a lifecycle changes this decade. The arch rival of its predecessors, the new Toyota supra, is also set for the comeback later this decade. New reports suggest that a new generation sports cars could be showcased in concept form at Tokyo Motor Show in October 2017.

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Toyota FT-1 steering at NAIAS

According to a report Car and Driver, the next Nissan Z car’s concept and production version must have proportions similar to those of the Nissan 370Z. The new sports car will have a sharper design and the gaping front-end with cues from the Nissan GT-R. The next Nissan z car will ride on the Infiniti Q60’s FR-L platform.

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The Toyota FT-1 Concept indirectly previewed the next-gen Toyota Supra.

The next 370z is said to offer 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that produces a 400 hp at 6,400 rpm and 350 lb.-ft. at 1,600 rpm, paired with the 7-speed dual clutch an automatic transmission. This engine will be in addition to a base 3.0-litre V6 engine tuned to produce 300 hp and the 295 lb.-ft., and a hybrid powertrain which will come at a later stage.

According to another report of automobiles from the same publication, Toyota is bringing the three new sports concepts at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show: Toyota S-FR, Toyota Corolla GTI, and Toyota Supra. In the recent past, the supra Toyota was indirectly previewed by the Toyota FT-1 concept at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The car’s finally design will be a collaborative work of the company’s headquarters located in Toyota City, Japan & Calty design studio in California, USA.

Based on the same rear-wheel-drive platform as that of BMW Z5, the reborn supra car is expected source power from a 255 hp 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 340 hp 3.0-litres V6 engine which will link to the  8-speed automatic transmission. A 2.5-litre hybrid model could join the line-up in late 2018. The concept to be shown in Tokyo will be very close to the production, the report adds.

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