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  Nissan 300ZX
1990 - 1996
Nissan 300ZX
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Metric   Imperial
Class Sportscar
Body 2 Door 2+2 Seat
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
5 Speed Automatic
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details Twin Turbo V6
181 in3 
Max Power
280 bhp @6400rpm 
Max Torque
275 lb/ft @3600rpm 
Power to Weight
180 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
176 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 95 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
Fuel Cons
18 mpg 
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
5.6 sec 
0 - 100 mph
14.5 sec 
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
5.2 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
14.2sec @99mph 
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn 0.89 g 
Drag Cd  
178.0 in 
71.0 in 
51.0 in 
3494 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
Tyres (F/R)
Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £2000 - £5000

Datsun (or Nissan as we now know them) launched the first of their 'Z-cars' back in 1966. The 300ZX actually first came along in 1984 but the modern 1990's version is a far superior proposition and could lay claim to be Japan's first supercar.

A 300bhp twin turbo V6 catapults the ZX to 60mph in under 6 seconds while the 4-wheel steering and multi-link suspension ensure that roadholding is of the highest order. The interior features a wide range of electrical goodies while the lift out targa roof panels offers simple open air motoring.

Although no longer in production, used car prices make the 300ZX a superb performance bargain, and reliability is up to the usual excellent Japanese standards.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
70% 66% 67% 80
Ranks 347 of 771 Ranks 493 of 771 Ranks 4 of 771 Ranks 1 of 771

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