Better than killing it with fire...
...we might get the design staff as collateral damage.
The fact that Nissan has to have an answer for the BRZ/FRS as opposed to the BRZ/FRS being the answer to an existing Nissan design is the big joke. Enthusiasts have clamored for YEARS about a replacement for the 240SX and only after another manufacturer has sales success are they willing to enter the market. S2000, MX5, RX8 yeah, what a bunch of failures those were. Hell, even GM got in on the action with the kappa platform twins, the Sky and the Solstice (which I can't believe they sold). Now even the Z is getting kicked around in the car wars by the Camaro, Challenger, Charger and Mustang.
If anyone is the living incarnation of the bumbling duo of Klink & Schultz it's certainly Ghosn & Palmer.