'You Can Have The Porsche 944 Turbo's Performance For A Lot Less Yen'

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. » 4/11/13 5:30pm 4/11/13 5:30pm

The Top 110 Lemons of the Arse Sweat-A-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons

34 races in, and a Nissan Z Car finally took an overall LeMons win! They said it could never happen, but then they also said that Saabs and Taurus SHOs couldn't win. Let's check out the competition! » 8/14/10 1:00pm 8/14/10 1:00pm

And the Winner Is...

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! » 8/08/10 11:30pm 8/08/10 11:30pm

Nearly The Engine Swap Of The Day: Saab Turbo B Into Nissan 300ZX!

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! » 7/25/10 11:00am 7/25/10 11:00am

Want To Buy A Porn Star's Hot-Rodded Nissan?

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] » 7/20/10 4:00pm 7/20/10 4:00pm

Day Two Of Racing Begins: Nissan Zs Sweating Miata Leader, Olds In 6th…

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. » 1/24/10 11:15am 1/24/10 11:15am

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

A Serious 1994 300ZX Requests $21,000

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. » 12/10/09 7:30am 12/10/09 7:30am

Engine Of The Day: Nissan VG

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. » 10/04/09 1:00pm 10/04/09 1:00pm

Day One In The Books: RX-7 Leads, Monte Carlo Catching Up!

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? » 9/12/09 11:15pm 9/12/09 11:15pm

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

Chinese Lamborghini Mucielago Built From Nissan 300ZX

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. » 4/02/09 8:00am 4/02/09 8:00am

12 Unexpected Examples Of Car Part Prostitution

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. » 3/09/09 12:00pm 3/09/09 12:00pm

24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Über Gallery: Awesome Datsuns,…

We've started to see quite a few 300ZXs at LeMons races, in addition to the usual crop of 280Zs and 280ZXs. For reasons we don't understand, the Zs haven't been so reliable at LeMons races; at some point, though, one of them is bound to dominate a race. We're also hearing rumors of a possible 510 at a future West… » 1/09/09 2:00pm 1/09/09 2:00pm

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: 50th Anniversary Nissan 300ZX Turbos On (30…

Times are good for Z-car fans looking for a low-mileage 50th Anniversary 300ZX Turbo, because two different sellers are vying for your money… nearly $30,000 of your money! » 1/05/09 8:00am 1/05/09 8:00am

Creator Of Driveshaft-Through-The-Skull Design Takes 8th Place At…

While at the 24 Hours of LeMons South event, I saw four racing team members (on four different teams) wearing Driveshaft Through The Skull T-Shirts during the course of the weekend- pretty impressive, given that we only made 84 of them and they were shipped all over the world. The proud wearers of those shirts might… » 7/30/08 2:00pm 7/30/08 2:00pm

We'd Question The Legality Of A 15-inch Windshield LCD

Any AutoX'er can testify that the Nissan 300zx is one heck of a fun car to drive. With that being said, we're baffled that one particular Boston 1991 Nissan 300zx owner would feel the need to install a 15-inch LCD screen right in the view of the windshield. Sure, there's space to the left and right to, you know, see… » 5/20/08 1:40pm 5/20/08 1:40pm