The First 240Z arrived in 1970 and was revived as the 350Z by Nissan (neĊ½ Datsun) for 2003. Since then the coupe and roadster have experienced only modest changes, but there’s word that an all-new Z-car is on the horizon, but not likely for a few more years. The buzz is that Nissan plans to shrink the size (and weight) of the current 370Z’s successor and will also switch to a turbocharged four-cylinder power from the current non-turbo V6. In addition, coupe and roadster body styles might cost less than the current iterations, which range from $30,000-$50,000. The Spy Guy sees pricing closer to the Mazda MX-5 Miata, which for decades has been the target that other automakers shoot for.

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The next Z car will likely be smaller and less expensive than the current 370Z, pictured.

It’s not yet time for more Zs:

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