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well - I was told today that the new color for 2006 is going to be Interlogos Red (spelling?).

Also - no more performance model - it is being replaced by the Grand Model. (probably because you will have to pay a 2 grand for $200 worth of parts)

I will let you all know what else I can find out.

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OK, now I'm not one for gossip....but I heard the following.

Link to source of info:
http://www.my350z.com/forum/showthread.php...9&page=4&pp=20&
props to the original author "KyleB"

Product Highlights – MY06 350Z

Mechanical
• 300 Horsepower/7000 RPM on all M/T models
• Increased brake rotor size for non-Brembo brakes
• Vehicle Speed Sensitive Power Steering,
• "TOPS" (Twin Orifice Power Steering)

Exterior
• Revised front bumper, headlights and grille
• Rear brake lights LED
• Standard 18" cast wheel
• New RAYS super lightweight 5-spoke forged-alloy wheels
o Wheels: Front: 18" x 9"; Rear: 19" x 10"
o Tires: Front: 245/40-18; Rear: 265/40-19
(Track and Grand Touring Coupe)
• Standard xenon headlights

Interior
Revised interior design
• New cloth seat material
• Revised door panel styling
• Location of seat heater switches/hazard switch
• Location of ash tray (removable, in cup holder)
• Revised HVAC controls
• Storage space in door panel (cup holder)
• Net storage on passenger side foot well
• Revised meter styling
• Steering wheel switch lighting (All models except Base)

Audio
• MP3 CD capability for Bose Audio System
• Steering wheel audio controls (All models except Base)

Trim
• Performance model deleted
• Grand Touring coupe model
• Includes all items on coupe Touring model plus:
• Brembo Brakes
• Front and Rear Spoiler
• VDC
• Grand Touring roadster AT model
• Includes all items on roadster Touring model plus:
• Brembo Brakes
• Front Spoiler
• VDC

Color
• 3 New Colors
• Silver Alloy (K23) replaces Chrome Silver (KY0)
• Magnetic Black (G41) replaces Super Black (KH3)
• Interlagos Fire (L40) replaces Ultra Yellow (E33)


If I understand correctly (which I rarely do), I believe that the 2006 model will inherit the 35th AE engine. Hence we get the following:

Continuously Variable Timing (CVT) on both the Intake and Exhaust Cams
New shorter, wider intake
New Bottom End (Revised pistons, rods, etc.)
New ECU Mapping
Higher Redline stock (7000 vs. 6600)


All for a modest increase of roughly $300 to $500!

I'm pre-ordering. Yes, yes the headlight are kind of weird. If I can't grow to love them, then I'll just swap them out for the 2005.

-LamaZ
 

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:OMG: As tempting as some of those features are to have, I'm happy with what I have. If I weren't happy, it would be a neverending battle to keep up with the Joneses, and I can't afford that. I can't wait to see pics or one in person.
 

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Thanks, J! Hmm...I don't like that color. Maybe it's the lighting or setting.
 

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If Interlagos Red is similar to the orange color found on new Vettes, than that would be a very welcome addition, IMO, to the Z family. Love that color!
 

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Believe it or not, this is pretty tempting for me. I will likely wait for the 2007 or 2009 (totally new car) before I upgrade.

I was considering keeping my car forever, but I am beginning to rethink that stance. At first, I thought I got a 1 in a million because I only had issues with tire feathering. Now, everything seems to be falling apart.
 

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Sport Z Magazine has the complete library of 2006 350Z photos from Nissan as well as the official changes to the car. Due to a media embargo, the earliest the information can be released is Sunday evening, August 14, at 9 p.m. Pacific (midnight Eastern). Tune into www.sportzmagazine.com that evening for all the details and pics.

The Fall 2005 issue of Sport Z releases Sept 1 and will include a 2006 350Z centerfold, along with the changes and photo details. Other 350Z stories include a review of a plenum spacer, a detailed 8-page drifting guide, a revolutionary brake invention (complete with brake history and theory), and more. To check out the new cover and table of contents--and to order--go to www.sportzmagazine.com or call circulation at 505-771-2374.

Dave Bexfield
Editor In Chief, Sport Z Magazine
[email protected]
www.sportzmagazine.com
 

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Do not like the style of the new headlights...but believe they will be beneficial as they appear to be a true projector.

Do not like the trim rings around the AC controls or shift console.

Do like the audio controls intergrated into the steering wheel.

Do like the wider rubber and brake rotors.

New ECU may not be mod friendly...but time will tell about that.
 

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Originally posted by KShep@Aug 9 2005, 01:45 PM
Do not like the style of the new headlights...but believe they will be beneficial as they appear to be a true projector.

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I'm not a fan either, but like LamaZ said, you may be able to swap in the old headlights?? :dunno:
 

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Originally posted by Hazade+Aug 9 2005, 01:56 PM-->
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@Aug 9 2005, 01:45 PM
Do not like the style of the new headlights...but believe they will be beneficial as they appear to be a true projector.

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I'm not a fan either, but like LamaZ said, you may be able to swap in the old headlights?? :dunno:
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Maybe so. Older 350Z model owners should be content...what the car really deserves is 300+ wheel horsepower , not another few ponies at the crank.
 
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