Fresh from japan, via our friends at autoblog, are reports that indicate a new hybrid technology could find itself under the shapely hood of Nissan's new 370Z.

Lending further credence to these rumors is an image of a blue 370Z with a hybrid emblem on the front fascia. If these rumors are accurate, expect the fuel-saving sportscar to be equipped with a lithium ion battery from corporate partner NEC that feeds power to a lone electric motor sandwiched between the Z's 3.7L VQ V6 engine and transmission. The dual-headed powertrain is reportedly expected to achieve 35 miles per gallon on the mixed cycle. Its all early days, but I do remember Uncle Carlos stating a while back that all Nissan’s released post 2010 will have hybrid alternatives.