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Nissan 300ZX (Z31) 1984-1990 & 300ZX (Z32) 1990-1999

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1989 Nissan 300ZX

Nissan 300ZX Turbo Z31 (1984-1990)
Country
Japan
Top Speed (mph)
142
0-50 mph
5.5
0-60 mph
7.2
1/4 mile
15.5
0-1 km
28.2
BHP
228 @5400rpm
Torque lbft
242 @4400rpm
BHP per ton
160
Engine capacity CC/CU
2960/181
Engine type
V6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Turbocharged
Compression Ratio
7.8:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
178.5
Width (in)
67.9
Height (in)
51
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3130

Additional Info: A 2 seater version is available, which is around 6-8″ shorter. A non turbo 160-170bhp (0-60 in 8.8) also available. A 200bhp single turbo version was also built, which was only slightly slower than the European market 228bhp version. A change from the T3 Turbo to the T25 Turbo took place in 1988, which also saw the compression ratio increase to 8.3:1. Note a 2.0 litre version was also built for the Japanese market.

 

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Nissan 300ZX Z32

Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo Z32 (1990-1999)
Country
Japan
Top Speed (mph)
156
0-50 mph
4.4
0-60 mph
5.6
0-100 mph
15
1/4 mile
14.4
0-1 km
25.6
BHP
280 @6400rpm
Torque lbft
274 @3600rpm
BHP per ton
177
Engine capacity CC/CU
2960/181
Engine type
V6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Turbochargers x 2
Compression Ratio
8.5:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 24
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
178.1
Width (in)
70.9
Height (in)
49.4
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3475

Additional Info: Also known as the “Fairlady Z”. Again like the Z31, a 2 seater version was available (not in the UK however). The non turbo version had 222bhp, 0-60 in 7.1, 1/4 mile in 15.5 secs). Like most cars from Japan, the specs change from country to country, with limited edition versions and so on, which all affect performance specs as well. The sales ended in the UK in 1994, but continued in other countries until 1999. Note: the performance figures used are early test figures, however, many later figures show a 0-60 of 6.5, also power for the twin turbo is unofficially closer to 300bhp.