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    • Next gen 2022 Nissan 370Z to get twin turbo 3.0 V6 VR30DDTT motor and 500 hp Nismo variant

      Great news here but keep it mind the sources are unconfirmed. Regardless, expect a new Z. Not only are we getting a new Nissan 370Z sports car but it is going to gain twin turbos and a VR30DDTT 3.0 V6 variant. It is shaping up much like the Nissan Clubsport 23 concept.


      Nissan has yet to confirm anything but apparently is already showing dealers the car. The styling is a mix of a 240Z and 300ZX paying homage to its heritage.

      A manual is expected alongside a 9-speed automatic. Really Nissan? No Dual clutch?

      Expect a Nismo variant as well with 500+ horsepower if the rumors are true.

      The car is shaping up well and if they keep the weight down below that of the 370Z, we might have a winner!

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Next gen 2022 Nissan 370Z to get twin turbo 3.0 V6 VR30DDTT motor and 500 hp Nismo variant started by Sticky View original post
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      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        A manual is expected alongside a 9-speed automatic. Really Nissan? No Dual clutch?
        Manufacturers mot using a proper dual clutch in their sports/super cars is becoming a pet peeve of mine.

        Everyone loves the ZF 8HP and it's in almost everything, it's a great automatic, but god is it a let down compared to a proper DCT such as PDK. The most egregious examples in my opinion are the Brits who stick it in all their sports cars. F-Type, Vantage, DBS Superleggera, etc. Look at any comparison test of the new DBS and the biggest complaint is that the gearbox in the DBS feels years behind the DCT in the 812 in terms of shift responsiveness and overall snappiness. Automatics will NOT be able to replace the best DCTs, they should NOT be in sports cars.
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        Manufacturers mot using a proper dual clutch in their sports/super cars is becoming a pet peeve of mine.

        Everyone loves the ZF 8HP and it's in almost everything, it's a great automatic, but god is it a let down compared to a proper DCT such as PDK. The most egregious examples in my opinion are the Brits who stick it in all their sports cars. F-Type, Vantage, DBS Superleggera, etc. Look at any comparison test of the new DBS and the biggest complaint is that the gearbox in the DBS feels years behind the DCT in the 812 in terms of shift responsiveness and overall snappiness. Automatics will NOT be able to replace the best DCTs, they should NOT be in sports cars.
        It should be obvious why they don't use DCTs.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
        It should be obvious why they don't use DCTs.
        Brits and complex electronics don't mix?
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Lucas Electricals...AKA the Prince of Darkness.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Funny I just watched this donut media video about how Nissan is struggling and one of the suggestions to turn the company around was updating the iconic Z and GTR. I hope they do this, a retro take just like ford did with the mustang.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
        It should be obvious why they don't use DCTs.
        The ZF box has tons of derivatives making it cheaper to adopt than developing a DCT.