Of all the Nissan Z cars, arguably two endure the most today: the original 240Z, and the sleek and twin-turbocharged Z32 300ZX of the 1990s. And the designer of that car, Toshio Yamashita, wasn’t just content to design rad cars back in the day. He’s been helping teach the art of car design to the next generation, so…
Does a project car ever stop being a project? Does an old Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo ever stop breaking down? Can you actually enjoy owning one? The answer to all of those questions, dear reader, is a resounding, “Yes.”
When some yahoo in a gorgeous Nissan 300ZX decided to park his car over the line, another yahoo in a jacked-up Jeep Wrangler tried showing him who’s boss, but failed miserably. Because he forgot to account for JDM.
It’s nearly impossible to keep your car’s paint looking perfect when you use it every day. It seems no matter what you do, highway debris, parking lot mayhem, and the sun’s UV rays do their fair share of damage to your pride and joy. Nothing short of a trip to a professional’s paint booth seems like a viable solution…
Believe it or not, this Zagato concept from 1992 is based on a contemporary 300ZX. The results are... interesting? Note that I didn’t say “good.”
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.