When the topic of 1990s Japanese performance cars comes up, we as car enthusiasts tend to beat the proverbial dead horse. We rattle off the Toyota Supra Twin Turbo, Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4, Mazda RX-7, and the Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo. We stake out our brand allegiances, javelin the performance specs, and take magazine…
Remember that Super Bowl commercial that aired in 1990 with the silver Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo that was directed by Ridley Scott? Whatever happened to that car?
An Oklahoma pickup-truck driver severely lost his shit this week, and rammed a car off the road and into a guard rail. Here’s a video of the incident; prepare to witness asshole-ry at its worst.
Car people are insufferable nostalgists. It’s true! We glorify everything old and weird and full of character, but many times when we actually go to drive our motorized idols, they aren’t quite what we thought they’d be.
I want a 300ZX so, so badly.
[The cool people of the ‘80s were really into the 300ZX, as this press photo shows. Credit: Nissan]
In 1986 Porsche had a real barnstormer on their hands in the form of the 944 Turbo. But they also faced intense competition from the Japanese brands who offered very similar performance at a much lower cost.
How many times has the 24 Hours of LeMons ripped out the hearts of Nissan Z lovers? I can think of at least a dozen races in which Zs led or at least contended for the lead... and then disaster!
Dropping an L28ET yanked from a Datsun 280ZX Turbo into a third-gen Firebird and racing the result was a good idea, which makes today's swap a great idea!
Adult film star Peter North is selling his Stillen-modified, 516-hp Nissan 300ZX on eBay. The car has 15,000 miles on it. We'll let you make your own jokes with this one. [eBayMotors]
It's a chilly morning here at Firebird International Raceway, and the surviving 18 or so cars have returned to the track to duke it out for the prospect of LeMons glory.
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…
Brett Goodman wants to sell you his car, but only if you're serious. That pretty much leaves out Nice Price or Crack Pipe, because we can't keep a straight face looking at the price.
With 20 years of service, installation in dozens of different vehicles, and an excellent racing record, the Nissan VG definitely deserves Engine Of The Day honors.
The White Lightning Mazda RX-7 has pretty much led all day, and the Lightning McQueen Jetta has been filling its rear-view mirror the whole time... but a G-Body Chevy Monte Carlo in third?
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?
Some joker in China thought it would be fun to build a Verde Ithaca Lamborghini Murcielago out of a paltry donor-Nissan 300ZX. Dude, you really are doing it wrong.
Whether an engine or a steering wheel, parts-sharing is an easy way for manufacturers to save money. Still, many car owners may be surprised by what parts get shared. Here's 12 unlikely examples.
After Audi acquired Lamborghini they released the Diablo 6.0 and needed to give it an update. The most noticeable update was the loss of pop-up headlamps. In their place were a set from the Nissan 300ZX and they look right at home. Nissan also needed a set of headlamps for its R390 race car and again the 300ZX gave…