Ready for four new Nissan sports cars?
BladeGlider, IDX, new GT-R and 370Z replacement are all on the way. Nissan’s VP reveals details
Posted: 15 Jan 2014
Nissan will have not two, not three, but four sports cars in its line-up within five years, says company vice president Andy Palmer.
Palmer confirmed that the next-generation GT-R and 370Z replacement will be joined - providing the economic climate remains favourable - by production versions of the IDX and BladeGlider concepts.
"'Phenomenal' would be the word," said Palmer when asked about the response to the two design studies. "The reaction is strong enough that we put both cars into our five-year plans. That doesn't necessarily mean it'll take five years to get there..."
How will the four fit together? "IDX represents one end of the spectrum, Bladeglider another end of the spectrum," says Palmer. "And then in the middle you've got your traditional lower end sports car [the 370Z replacement], and the GTR as your higher-end sports car."
So what do we know about the Nissan quartet? Palmer revealed fresh details on all four. Here, from most expensive to cheapest, is what we know...