Tuesday, April 7, 2009

About Nissan 300ZX

Following notable victories at the 1986 Trans Am competition and the 1994 24 Hours of Daytona, a controversial GTS-1 class win at the 24 Hours of LeMans prompted the International Motor Sports Association to declare the 300 ZX's twin turbo engine illegal for future competition.

The 300ZX holds the E/BMS land speed record of 260.87 mph from the 1991 Bonneville Speed Trial.

The Nissan 300zx started at $33,000, a bargain compared to its competitors at the time. For someone interested in buying a used sports car, the 300zx's largely depreciated pricing can be very tempting with prices ranging from about $1,900 to $9400 for the 1990-1996 model years.

The Nissan 300zx has won numerous awards, including the 1990 Motor Trend's "Imported Car of the Year" as well as "One of the Top Ten Performance Cars." It was also named one of Car and Driver's "Ten Best" for seven consecutive years, and magazines continued to rave and give awards to the 300zx for years after production stopped.

The Nissan 300zx is not known for its reliability. From 1984 to 1989, the ZX was recalled every single year for a wide variety of problems that ranged from the latches to the fuel system to the automatic transmission.

Speedy and agile, the 300ZX has appeared in thrillers like Miami Vice (1984) and classics like Rocky IV (1985).

Equipped with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with a blazing 300 horsepower and a sophisticated four-wheel drive, the 300ZX has a top speed of 155mph and could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph anywhere between 5 and 6 seconds flat.

The Nissan 300zx has a combined 18-MPG, a thirst premium fuel can best quench. By today's standards, it can be said that the car is not environmentally friendly when it has to compete with hybrids that can go for 60 miles to the gallon.

With renowned American icon Paul Newman at the helm, the ZX scored its only Trans Am win in 1996 at Lime Rock and its 1995 Bonneville Speed Trial record remains unbroken.

The U.S. Department of Transportation reported the 300ZX to be safer than other popular sports cars in the event of a crash like the Pontiac Firebird, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, and the new Nissan 350Z.

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