5 point list for the original Z car
1.) A coupe design for safety and comfort.
2.) A style that would set it apart from other coupes.
3.) A design that allowed part sharing for lower development costs.
4.) An innovative use of design and technology.
5.) It had to be functional and fast.
“The outgoing 350Z was a great attempt to rebirth these original design philosophies… it appears Nissan’s attempted to combat this, shortening the 370Z significantly and returning it to the 99-inch wheelbase, long regarded as the “perfect” sports car wheelbase. This cut in length translates into a lighter, more taught Z; the added horsepower doesn’t hurt either. Katayama would be proud.”
FULL ARTICLE >> 2009 Nissan 370Z Design Dissected
video interview – with canadian car designer, responsible for the actual design of the new 370z – via autonet.ca
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