Okay, this week has already started off with some pretty exciting news. First, we found out that Toyota might be planning a more economically priced "baby" Toyota FT-86 and now we’ve had more news come our way. The Japanese magazine, Best Car, reports that the next generation Nissan Z (known as the Fairlady in Japan) will also be offered in a hybrid version. The hybrid version is rumored to run on a new lithium ion battery pack. Coincidentally, this is the same pack that will be powering the Fuga luxury sedan, known as the Infiniti M on the U.S. side of the pond.

This comes as a result of the recent collaboration between Renault-Nissan and Daimler. Another possibility is a diesel engine developed by Daimler, but this is just another rumor.

As a reminder, there are also rumors saying the next Nissan GT-R will be offered with a hybrid system.


Source: Best Car JP

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  (808) posted on 05.16.2010

Well, let’s wait for some further news about it... But for sure it will perform well just like the 911 hybrid performs.

  (666) posted on 05.13.2010

Well this is another much awaited car from the nissan. With the success of the Zed nissan is again ready to face another challenge to meet the consumers demand.

  (428) posted on 05.12.2010

It’s the closest thing to a genesis/mustang/camaro they have. Altima coupe doesn’t count.

  (544) posted on 05.11.2010

Well for sure this is the enhance version engine of the Nissan Leaf. I hope it can perform well on track and off track.

  (462) posted on 05.10.2010

Oh that was new, plus they’ve given the z with a new body trims. I hope the 50/50 weight distribution is still featured.

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