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The Nissan Z-car will be receiving an update at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show, and the new car that some might consider the second generation modern Z-car will have a wider track than the outgoing model (shown above), and as its 370Z name hints, will be powered by the new VQ37VHR engine found in the Infiniti G37.

The all-aluminium VQ37VHR was on 2007’s Wards 10 Best Engines list, and the smooth high revving V6 puts out 330 horsepower at 7,000rpm and 366Nm of torque at 5,200rpm with the help of nifty technologies like VVEL, one of the first continuously variable valve lift systems in a Japanese car, which eliminates the need of a throttle butterfly, much like BMW’s Valvetronic.

More details are likely to be revealed closer to the Los Angeles date in November.

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