What will it be badged?

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While we wait ... and wait ... for any bit of news from Nissan about the next Z, which is what I've resigned to call, what do you all think it will be called?

Seems unlikely it will be badged 300Z in keeping with the current naming convention. Is Z35 looking more likely?
 

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No reason it can't be badged 300Z. That's my guess. There's no history of it getting the platform codename other than how enthusiasts refer to it.
 

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If it gets the twin turbo 3 liter, I bet it's called the 300Z. To call it by any other # would be weird. And this way they can draw upon a past legend for marketing purposes too.
 

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Why not just call it the Z from now on? Avoids numbering issues for all future generations too.
On a purely practical note the "Z" is too short and too hard to search for (online). I'm sure they take that into account when naming vehicles. It will also be really confusing since technically all the previous ones could be referred to as the Z also.

300Z gets my vote.
 

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On a purely practical note the "Z" is too short and too hard to search for (online). I'm sure they take that into account when naming vehicles. It will also be really confusing since technically all the previous ones could be referred to as the Z also.

300Z gets my vote.
I doubt Nissan is thinking internet search terms when naming their cars? But I agree no reason to change the naming convention based on engine displacement, especially since they might be able to "reboot" the iconic 300Z name for the next model.
 

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I doubt Nissan is thinking internet search terms when naming their cars? But I agree no reason to change the naming convention based on engine displacement, especially since they might be able to "reboot" the iconic 300Z name for the next model.
I don't mean Nissan is thinking internet search terms but it's all part of marketing strategy. The Nissan Z is shorthand for all of the Z cars to date. It's confusing to use it going forward for an actual model when it should be billed as being new and distinct.
 

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I don't mean Nissan is thinking internet search terms but it's all part of marketing strategy. The Nissan Z is shorthand for all of the Z cars to date. It's confusing to use it going forward for an actual model when it should be billed as being new and distinct.
I'm just glad it's not called and shaped like the GRIPS! :)
 

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On a purely practical note the "Z" is too short and too hard to search for (online). I'm sure they take that into account when naming vehicles. It will also be really confusing since technically all the previous ones could be referred to as the Z also.

300Z gets my vote.

You can easily just write out "Nissan Z" in the model subsection of an online search.
 

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I just like "Z"
Agreed. Unfortunately car manufacturers like to be a bit more specific than that. It's part of the evil of 'built-in obsolescence'. Let's hope that Nissan are brave enough simply to go with 'Z'. Just 'Z' would help create an iconic feel for the car (as long as the rest of the specs match the undoubtedly iconic 'Z' brand).
 

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Agreed. Unfortunately car manufacturers like to be a bit more specific than that. It's part of the evil of 'built-in obsolescence'. Let's hope that Nissan are brave enough simply to go with 'Z'. Just 'Z' would help create an iconic feel for the car (as long as the rest of the specs match the undoubtedly iconic 'Z' brand).
I'd like to see that too. It could take on an single iconic name like "Supra" or "GT-R". Those cars never have and will never need # nomenclature attached to its name.
 

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If there's multiple engines offered, not placing a number in the name might also help the forum community here get along better....

Yea who am I kidding, there's probably always going to be annoying engine displacement snobs on forums who hate on the lower models.
 

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Personally I like Z35 since like others have stated if they stick with the norm of displacement then it'll revert back to a 300Z although the old z31/z32 were 300zx soooo technically 300Z would be new lol
 

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I'd just like to see the front fender badge be a "Z" again instead of the Nissan logo.
 

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Yeah, I read somewhere a while back that the next Z car will simply be called Z. Of course, I could've totally imagined the whole thing.
 
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