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'Electrified Z & GT-R' rumour c/o Top Gear...


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#1 Chubbs

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 05:18 PM

I know this is peanut crumbs, but anyway... Jean-Pierre Diernaz, Nissan's Vice President of marketing in Europe has been answering Top Gear's questions, without actually saying anything...

 

“I don’t see electrification and sports cars as technologies that are conflicting,” Diernaz told us. “Maybe it’s the other way around, sports cars can benefit lots from electrification. At the end of the day, a motor and battery are much easier to move from one platform to another, from one sub-segment to another, than a full internal combustion set-up.”

 

'Which leads us to question when Nissan’s two sports cars – the 370Z and GT-R, both now over ten years old – will be properly replaced. “It’s work in progress! Not everything is confirmed in terms of dates. Sports cars are part of who we are, so one way or another they have to be there.”

 

Full article here:

https://www.topgear....-be-electrified

 

 

Well there we are then - none the wiser, although if Top Gear were actually, really, officially told that a 370z replacement is 'work in progress', that's progress in itself, isn't it?


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Posted 05 November 2018 - 05:29 PM

Indeed Chubbs.

 

To recap - The Nissan executive said he fancied Steak this evening, as it met all the chriteria for a meal.   Indeed the Nissan HQ had it on its menu.   Therefore the next Zed and GTR will be powered by Cow Poo...  :lol:

 

I will be sure to get electric pickup fitted to my retirement bungalow.  :blush:    


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