Next Nissan Z Car will Sport Hybrid Power, Targa Top


Nissan is currently working on a new small sports car codenamed the Z35 which will sport some interesting technology when it hits the market. 

According to Motor Trend, the car will have a removable roof panel in the form of either a targa top or a t-bar roof, while under the hood an electric motor will assist the gas engine in providing thrust.

Nissan’s product planners want this car to stand out from the crowd, a tough feat as it will compete with the Porsche Boxster, BMW Z4 and Audi TT. That is where the unique roof along with a 2+2 seating configuration come in, both trying to set this car apart from its competitors.

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As for the powertrain, a small 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder will serve as the base engine, while a V6 with roughly 330 hp should be the largest option. Both of those will incorporate an electric motor, operating similar to Honda’s parallel hybrid system where the electric motor is placed between the engine and transmission.

Pricing for the new Nissan Z car should land between $50,000 and $60,000. The car is expected to debut in early 2018.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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