When the 300ZX's ancestor, the 240Z, was launched in 1969 it established itself as a diver's machine with plenty of torque, good handling and handsome coupe styling. Over the years that car turned into the early 1980s bloated 300ZX, which even in turbocharged form wasn't a great car. So when Nissan wanted to produce a replacement 300ZX, it started with a clean sheet. The 1990 hi-tech car had a stiffened bodyshell, double wishbone and multi-link rear suspension complemented by four-wheel steering. The engine was state-of-the-art with 24 valves, quad camshafts, variable valve-timing on the inlet cams, sequential fuel injection and direct ignition with a coil for each cylinder. Hybrid Garret T2/T25 twin turbos blew through twin intercoolers for the massive power output. The car wasn't as pure as the original 240Z, but it did provide as much driver involvement.
Nissan 300ZX Turbo Specifications
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