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Nissan has just launched its high performance limited edition 370Z GT Edition, to celebrate 40 years of the Z in the UK as well as its GT racing heritage.
The 370Z GT will feature grey stripes running along the both sides of the car as well as three unique colours- Kuro Black, Pearl White and Black Rose. The suspension has been revised to include refined dampers providing “ideal balance and high speed handling,” according to Nissan. Interior features include a rear parking camera and tire-pressure monitoring system. The 7 speed automatic gearbox will feature a snow mode for better traction and 19-inch alloys will also come as standard.
Vice president of product planning Pierre Loing said, “The 370Z is an iconic sports car and the GT Edition underlines its appeal to enthusiasts everywhere.
The 370Z GT will start from £35,000 in the UK, with orders starting at the beginning of June.
GALLERY: Nissan 370Z GT
Could the Z go twin-turbo again?
Nissan is looking to turbochargers as a method to deliver high-output performance with low fuel-consumption in its future lineup of vehicles. Tetsuya Takahash, a top engineer at Nissan, made the exciting comments to the folks at MotorTrend.
While Nissan currently uses turbochargers in high performance vehicles like the GT-R, this new line of turbo cars would use turbochargers as a replacement for larger displacement engines. Most likely the first turbocharger powerplants would come to replace the 2.0-liter and smaller engines found in models like the Sentra and Versa.
Currently GM and Ford are looking to bring turbocharged four-cylinder engines (some as small as 1.4-liters) to market in an effort to meet increasingly stringent CAFE regulations.
But Takahash isn’t just talking about the fuel misers, as there is a strong possibility that Nissan would look to turbochargers combined with a smaller V6 engine to replace aging (although impressive) engines like the VQ35 and VQ37, which power models like the 350Z/370Z and G35/G37. Takahash is quite familiar with high-performance turbocharged engines, having been a part of the team that developed the amazing SR20DET that powered the Nissan 240SX (Silvia) in Japan.
Will the next-generation Z be twin-turbocharged?