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What it looks likes behind the seats.
In other words, identical.
The next remaining question is the rear sitelines... we know the view out the rear side windows is as terrible as before... but is the rear window a little better? It's probably the same on the sides and top, but perhaps the bottom is a bit deeper.
I've had students on track with these who couldn't see anything out the rear sides, and very very little out the rear hatch window because they were short. A mess.
Of course the Z is still better than a Camaro, where you sit deep in a "bathtub". I've had students within a moment of a crash in these on track, unable to understand what's around them (great chassis, lousy everything else).
 

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So does anyone know hos the trunk size will be? You would think it would be fairly large being a hatchback, but with that bar in the middle that looks like it doesn't move, may limit it quite a bit. The opening does look bigger than the Supra though. I don't expect a huge trunk like the Challenger has, but at least the size of the Mustang's.
 

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Look in the back of a 370Z for the answer. Same silver bar, same security shade. The new Z might have a tiny bit more space at the back due to the different placement of the taillights but it's ~98% the same.
Compared to your Mustang, the trunk is much shorter, but the opening is far wider and taller due to the hatch. Remember that this is a 2-seat car (it isn't a 4-seat anywhere in the world, unlike some of the classic Zs), so it's short behind the seats. And there is a considerable structural brace hidden that runs between the shock towers. Furthermore, being designed up front for an IRS rather than a solid axle that has to allow for considerable space to move in it's travel up and down, the floor is very low (unlike the Mustang, which still has it's carryover floor from the previous sold axle chassis).
The silver brace in the 370Z and new Z that you've seen isn't structural at all... zero... it just prevents your "stuff" from moving up against the back of your seat. See below - note the simple attachment points for that. You wouldn't for example, want to run a safety harness around it.
Here's that the 370Z actually looks like under all the plastic and carpet. It's very well-architected and very strong structurally.
Nissan 370Z internal structure .jpg
 

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Look in the back of a 370Z for the answer. Same silver bar, same security shade. The new Z might have a tiny bit more space at the back due to the different placement of the taillights but it's ~98% the same.
Compared to your Mustang, the trunk is much shorter, but the opening is far wider and taller due to the hatch. Remember that this is a 2-seat car (it isn't a 4-seat anywhere in the world, unlike some of the classic Zs), so it's short behind the seats. And there is a considerable structural brace hidden that runs between the shock towers. Furthermore, being designed up front for an IRS rather than a solid axle that has to allow for considerable space to move in it's travel up and down, the floor is very low (unlike the Mustang, which still has it's carryover floor from the previous sold axle chassis).
The silver brace in the 370Z and new Z that you've seen isn't structural at all... zero... it just prevents your "stuff" from moving up against the back of your seat. See below - note the simple attachment points for that. You wouldn't for example, want to run a safety harness around it.
Here's that the 370Z actually looks like under all the plastic and carpet. It's very well-architected and very strong structurally.
Nissan 370Z internal structure .jpg
Always a pleasure to see other well informed enthusiast speak.
 

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^ I hope that trunk lid is partially open because that is the crappiest rear sightline I have seen outside of a Lambo lol....
 
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