Nissan Chief Creative Officer has revealed that “with 370Z, we still don’t know next generation will have a larger or smaller engine”. The idea is to conform to the leading manufacturers’ plan of downsizing car engines capacity. Shiro Nakamura, interviewed by Drive site, admitted to prefer “smaller sports car” and stated that size reduction is a priority, especially for those vehicles intended for a sportier and more demanding use.
Nakamura has also revealed a possible revival of the Silvia, a compact coupe smaller than the 370Z, which will compete in the same small sports car segment of Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ. “I cannot say- said the designer very discretely -Sports car is a core of Nissan. We … really we have to sit down and work out what the future sports car should be for us. If there is a market we will do it. ”
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