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van
23-10-06, 09:41 PM
http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com/2006/10/nissan-altima-coupe.html

The Nissan Altima is a USDM Nissan that we don't get here, but it's nothing particularly special anyway.

Until now, that is.

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2006/10/altima_coupe_he.jpg


Vince Burlapp of Hollywood Extra fame has come across a series of grainy photos that supposedly reveal the existence of a Nissan Altima coupe. The styling is entirely too reminiscent of the Infiniti G35, with thick C-pillars, tightly drawn headlamps and a beltline that's a dead ringer for the upmarket two-door.

It doesn't take a keen eye to see that the pics are being taken during a photo shoot of some kind, so we'd assume it's being prepped for a debut in the near future (L.A. maybe?). However, you know what happens when people assume, right?

An Altima coupe would make a great competitor with the Toyota Solara and Honda Accord. Even better -- make it rear-wheel drive and it'll be the spiritual successor to the 240SX.

Judging by the unfinished look of the Altima, it's safe to say that we're more than a little skeptical. As always, time will tell.

[Source: The Hollywood Extra]

More pics here (http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com/2006/10/nissan-altima-coupe.html).

Pretty sweet looking! Not 100% on the grille, but very nice nonetheless.

The weird thing is that it seems to use the G35 headlights, and considering there's a new G35 on the market, it almost makes this car outdated before it's even launched. Presuming, of course, that it's even intended for launch. More likely it's just some customisers going crazy, or Nissan spending a bit of money on showing off what its design team can do (much like Holden is known for doing with the Torana, SSX, Sandman, et cetera).

lovesil
23-10-06, 11:25 PM
hmmm......particularly interested in the statement "make it rear-wheel drive and it'll be the spiritual successor to the 240SX" That kinda car looks at least 1.4 tonne and over. There's not successor to a silvia to me.

van
23-10-06, 11:28 PM
Every car gets bigger over time. The 350Z is no less a Z just because it's a shitload bigger than the 240Z.

Heck, it's all in the name anyway. The only thing making the new GTR a GTR is the the name, the tail lights, and the AWD.