Oh, add to that the 'gentleman's agreement' in Japan that no one would make cars over 300hp at the time, so it didn't run very high boost (just like the Supra, Mitsi GTO etc). It had no light weight panels, hence the weight, as it was considered a luxury sports model, not an all out racer. I still beat plenty of V8s since it came on boost so quick and out handled many of them with it's low slung V6
Nissan 300ZX specs
|Curb weight||1510-1605 kg (3329-3538 lbs)|
|0 - 100 kph||6.5 s|
|0 - 200 kph||26.4 s|
|Est. 100 - 200 kph||19.9 s|
|0 - 60 mph||5.6 s|
|0 - 100 mph||15.3 s|
|Est. 1/8 mile||10.3 s @ 83.3 mph|
|1/4 mile||14.2 s @ 101.0 mph|
|Est. 1/2 mile||24.2 s @ 121.2 mph|
|Top speed||250 kph (155 mph)|
|Est. max acceleration||0.48 g (5 m/s²)|
|Lateral acceleration||0.89 g (9 m/s²)|
|70 mph - 0||53 m (175 ft)|
|Engine type||Tubocharged V6|
|Displacement||3.0 l (183 ci)|
|Power||300 ps (296 bhp / 221 kw)|
|Power / liter||100 ps (99 hp)|
|Power / weight||193 ps (190 bhp) / t|
|Transmission||5 Speed Manual|
|Layout||front engine, rear wheel drive|
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murky 3m ago
murky 3m ago
This wasn't a supercar but it was very fast and powerful for 1990. Mine used to go about as fast as I could think when you jumped on it. It had almost no turbo lag so built torque real quick. Handling was excellent with the wide wheel base.They beat the NSX in pretty much everything but tight track racing so I loved putting Honda fan boys in their place :-)
benedekpuskas 1y ago
Wow this is a slow car. But attractive!
stjohn 1y ago
if you put in a v8 engine with a fat turbo the 300zx can anal almost anything.
you can also put a 2jz in the 300zx with a few turbos and you can pretty much make it as fast as you want
FastestLaps 1y ago
You can say that about almost any car: "If I put a V8 in it, it will be fast".
I think it is fast enough with the original Nissan V6 turbo :)
Jitmit 11m ago
Thats a gay thing to do to a z32
Lolcow 3m ago @FastestLaps
SO true lol
Ian 1y ago
pmack is the 1 to talk to. Running 11's on stock turbos and stock injectors and no NOS.
Hope pmack doesn't mind me butting in on his behalf but here's his list of mods that got him to 11.96 @ 115 mph -
Mods V Times
Car is 89 TT Auto , Stock bodied 2+0 ( No weight saving mods)Stock engine/injectors/turbo's/converter ,Neither engine or trans has been rebuilt. All systems in place excepting Egr delete. Tuned with wideband @ street/track on vpower .
Baseline Runs on street tyres /stock dumps with these mods , Udp ,Fmic, Safc, Apexi pod, Man boost Controller, Washers removed from cats, 2.25" centre offset mufflers , target afr's 12.2 @14deg best of 13.4 @ 105mph @ 10 psi
Same as above plus , afr's11.9@ 12deg Mines Ecu, one piece tailshaft, 12.9@105mph
Same as above plus , afr's 11.8@9deg ,Superior transmissions shift kit ,13.5psi, 12.70@110mph (bad wheelspin)
Same as above plus,afr's 11.8@7deg Ported ex maniflods , twin feed fuel lines, Egr delete, Manual turbo's(more lag)
M/T ET streets 15psi 12.50@ 113.5 mph
Same as above plus, Gizzmo ebc,rising rate reg, NPower dumps/test pipes 17 psi , 12.88 @113mph (no timing) afr's 11.5@4deg timing
Same as above plus ,Afr's 11.3@various timing, Nistune, 2.5"-3" tapered dumps 17 psi firstname.lastname@example.org
Same as above plus , Twin maf, 70psi base fuel pressure, increase line pressure in Auto, 20 psi reducing to 17 12.28 @ 113.5mph
Same as above plus , Remove speed limiter , lower tyre pressure,11.96@115mph
All timing is by cas until nistune installed. 10% toluene used when large changes were made.
So as you can see less is more , you get 80% of the gains for 20% of the cost , If you stop at the right time!
Motivation for this was , Because the Supras can run 11's on stock gear
At last count he was down to 11.76 @ 117.91 mph, I don't think there were any more mods since the above list. Just cooler air on the day.
Fastzx300tt 6y ago
225 Rear Tyres
1.1 Bar Boost
Cone Air Filter
Wiseco Forged Pistons
Stage 5 Racing clutch