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    yup
    gimme a sec to pull up the wiki link
    EDIT: Nissan VK engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    hmm the VK45de's dry wieght is 236kg..an LS1 fully dressed is 220kg..and the 1UZ is 168kg fully dressed.
    okay fail on that front unless want to use GM or toyota V8.
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    Toyota 1UZFE please.
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    the later versions are barely touching what nissan is getting from the VQ35 though. you could put it in an actual nissan sportscar though like an S15
    correct me if i'm wrong but the upcoming 370Z has actually lost weight hasn't it?
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    IIRC your correct, but from its current weight that shouldn't be difficult.
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    i wonder what they dropped, probably the thirteenth subwoofer set into the partition behind the seats.
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    Nothing wrong with Japanese V8's, a supercharged Lexus V8 goes fking hard!

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    Shut up Sigma boy!


    It'd actually be pretty awesome if you(or I) shoehorned a V8 (no matter the nationality) into our cars.
    But because my car is American I get moar better V8s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    the later versions are barely touching what nissan is getting from the VQ35 though. you could put it in an actual nissan sportscar though like an S15
    correct me if i'm wrong but the upcoming 370Z has actually lost weight hasn't it?
    The base model weighs a little less, the sport model weighs a little more. Basically the same. But that's a good thing considering the new crash safety stuff alone added 100 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    the later versions are barely touching what nissan is getting from the VQ35 though. you could put it in an actual nissan sportscar though like an S15
    correct me if i'm wrong but the upcoming 370Z has actually lost weight hasn't it?
    Yes, but not much. Maybe a hundred or so. Its going to be smaller overall though.



    I think Nissans just are heavy because they often have lots of mechanics and electronics. All wheel drive is usually pretty heavy, and all those sensors and such.
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    P.s. the new Evo X weighs 3500lbs. The old 3000GT(GTO) VR-4 was like 3,800, Last gen (make IV) turbo Supra weighed 3486lbs. last gen skyline was 3800 same as this new one.

    So in comparison the 350Z isn't *that* heavy for a JP sports car.

    On the other hand, the Mazda RX-8 is only 3k. Last gen RX-7 was 2826lb! and 50/50 weight ratio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spastik_Roach View Post
    Nothing wrong with Japanese V8's, a supercharged Lexus V8 goes fking hard!
    nothing wrong with the japanese V8.
    they only made one good one
    Quote Originally Posted by wwgkd View Post
    The base model weighs a little less, the sport model weighs a little more. Basically the same. But that's a good thing considering the new crash safety stuff alone added 100 lbs.
    Quote Originally Posted by digitalcraft View Post
    P.s. the new Evo X weighs 3500lbs. The old 3000GT(GTO) VR-4 was like 3,800, Last gen (make IV) turbo Supra weighed 3486lbs. last gen skyline was 3800 same as this new one.

    So in comparison the 350Z isn't *that* heavy for a JP sports car.

    On the other hand, the Mazda RX-8 is only 3k. Last gen RX-7 was 2826lb! and 50/50 weight ratio.
    i guess as said before, those cars would fare quite badly in todays crash tests (not that i care, that's what rollcages are for)
    still.. it's not like the S2000 gives up much in terms of practicality to the 350Z (and the RX-8 exceeds it) so yeah...
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    The 370Z is going smaller and lighter. Also the G is much more heavier than any 3er.

    I once drove a '92 Polo GT which weighted under 800kg and had power-nothing. So much fun gets you back into driving. Weight kills everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalcraft View Post
    P.s. the new Evo X weighs 3500lbs. The old 3000GT(GTO) VR-4 was like 3,800, Last gen (make IV) turbo Supra weighed 3486lbs. last gen skyline was 3800 same as this new one.

    So in comparison the 350Z isn't *that* heavy for a JP sports car.

    On the other hand, the Mazda RX-8 is only 3k. Last gen RX-7 was 2826lb! and 50/50 weight ratio.
    It's pretty funny how those small japanese sports cars are very heavy...

    You wouldn't really expect that those cars are heavy because they are comparatively small to supercars...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleeding Heart View Post
    It's pretty funny how those small japanese sports cars are very heavy...

    You wouldn't really expect that those cars are heavy because they are comparatively small to supercars...
    Supercars are made with exotic lightweight materials. Affordable sportscars aren't.
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