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Nissan 300ZX specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1510-1605 kg (3329-3538 lbs)
Introduced 1989
Origin country Japan
Gas mileage 16.8 l/100 km (14 mpg US / 17 mpg UK)
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0 - 100 kph6.5 s
0 - 200 kph26.4 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph19.9 s
0 - 30 mph2.2 s
0 - 60 mph5.2 s
0 - 100 mph14.0 s
0 - 130 mph27.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile10.3 s @ 83.3 mph
1/4 mile13.8 s @ 103.9 mph
Est. 1/2 mile24.2 s @ 121.2 mph
Nissan 300ZX acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.48 g (5 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration0.89 g (9 m/s²)
60 mph - 038 m (125 ft)
70 mph - 053 m (175 ft)
Noise @ idle46 dB
Noise @ 70 mph77 dB

Powertrain specs

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 192 ps (189 bhp) / t
Efficiency 18 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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Datsunofagun  2m ago

About same actual acceleration as 300 ps F-Type. The slower figures are rubbish estimates

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Corvolet3  2m ago

Seeing how fast cars with 300 PS are nowadays, this almost feels abysmal

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hostboy  3m ago

It was not a direct competitor to the Toyota Supra due to a more grand touring feel.

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murky  6m ago

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

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murky  6m 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 :-)

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benedekpuskas  1y ago

Wow this is a slow car. But attractive!

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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

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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 12.42@113.5mph

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.

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Fastzx300tt   6y ago

Twin Turbo
225 Rear Tyres
1.1 Bar Boost
Cone Air Filter
Stock injectors
Stock intercoolers
Wiseco Forged Pistons
Stage 5 Racing clutch
N/A Diff

RT. 0.433
60FT. 2.7
402M 13.71
KM/H 183