Around And Around The V6-Powered Datsun 260Z Goes

I got a ride in Nino Karotta's Aardvark, the V6-powered Datsun 260Z racecar that won Build Of The Year 2012 over at Speedhunters. You Jalops will see much more of it once it's fully operational. » 10/21/13 1:00pm 10/21/13 1:00pm

A Vintage Datsun With A Modern Nissan V6

When he’s not intimidating passersby in a black Benz, cruising in an Avantime, driving an M5 to death or lapping a circuit with an NSX, our friend Nino Karotta is building Aardvark, the mother of all protean project cars. Aardvark was allegedly a Datsun 260Z when Nino acquired it about a dozen years ago and it has… » 6/06/12 12:30pm 6/06/12 12:30pm

What’s This Engine Bay: Merry Owners And Squirrels Edition

It's time again to test your automotive intellectual fortitude by figuring out what car this engine bay's from before you click through. Sure, you'll say you got it right in the comments, but only you'll know the truth. » 2/19/10 5:15pm 2/19/10 5:15pm

LeMons Torture Test Results: Nissan Z Car

We've seen the miserable racetrack reliability of the 240Z/260Z/280Z/280ZX/300ZX at enough LeMons races to see the pattern, but the real surprise has been the large number of Zs that managed to keep running well enough to make the top third. Will a Z ever take the overall win? Doubtful… but anything can happen on a… » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

Why Don't Datsun Zs Dominate The 24 Hours Of LeMons?

It's a real head-scratcher: the Datsun/Nissan Z has plenty of six-banger power, independent rear suspension, four-wheel discs, good build quality… yet so far none has placed better than eighth in LeMons. Why is that? » 6/27/09 12:00pm 6/27/09 12:00pm

Datsun 260Z With The Face Of A Snake And The Tail Of A Stallion

A true Jalop in every sense of the word; CoyoteGary has built what may be the world’s first Datsun 260Z with a fiberglass Shelby Cobra front fascia. Pictures and video below. » 12/31/08 5:00pm 12/31/08 5:00pm

Irishman Modernizes Classic Datsun 260Z, Hoping To Start New Stereotype

Politicians and celebrities routinely get into trouble for referring to a certain stereotype about Irish individuals and inebriation; may this Nissan/Datsun 260Z 2+2 from the Emerald Isle start a new stereotype about Irishmen and tastefully modified automobiles. What began as tinkering with a navy blue Z ended up with… » 10/23/08 4:40pm 10/23/08 4:40pm

Delicious Datsuns At The Z-Car West Coast Nationals

Our friends at Japanese Nostalgic Car recently went to the Z-Car West Coast Nationals in Silverado, California. As you'd imagine, there was quite a selection of tasty vintage Datsuns and some newer Nissans too. We just love the timeless proportions of a long hood and sloping back on the older Datsuns, so we've… » 4/30/08 5:05pm 4/30/08 5:05pm

Details Emerge on Lakes Style Speedster

We told you what was needed to figure out the details on that sweet black lakes-style hot rod was to just sit back and let the HAMBers do their thing. Of course we were right again, as they've clawed a ton of information out in just a single day. First and foremost on the neat-o list is that engine its unbelievably a… » 4/11/08 12:40pm 4/11/08 12:40pm