Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, the twin-turbocharged 300ZX produces an impressive 300hp and a respectable 280hp with a 4-speed automatic. The original naturally aspirated 3.0-litre V6 engine was also carried over from the Z31 generation.
Koyama got behind the wheel and put the 300ZX to a best time of 260.809 mph. It was the first Japanese car to reach a speed of more than 400 km/h (249 mph). The 420 number plates on this car indicate its performance in km/h.
This June 1991 Bonneville Nissan 300ZX did just that in the early 1990’s during Utah’s infamous Bonneville Speed Week, eventually achieving a record speed of 261.932 mph (421.536 km/h).
The VG30DETT is a powerful engine with maximum performance on standard components around the 450 hp-500 hp mark. 12.
Although “expensive” is a relative term and depends on your own perception, it seems clear that prices for all models/trim/conditions of the 300ZX will go up. That’s because more and more people see the 300ZX as a classic in its own right and start raising the price.
Fortunately these 300zx mods can be installed without removing the engine or large parts from the car. Thankfully they’re not too expensive for the performance they offer, especially as one of Nissan’s fastest cars ever.
Twin Turbo Manual – 5.3 seconds (although we only saw 5 seconds quoted) Twin Turbo Auto – 5.8 seconds. Self-priming manual – 6.5 seconds. Self-Priming Auto – 6.8 seconds (we’ve seen it advertise 7.1 seconds)
The lighter 300ZX Turbo is even faster. It reaches 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds and blazes through the quarter mile at 102 mph in 13.7 seconds. This car turned out to be the fastest Z we’ve ever tested.
Nissan’s 300ZX is one of the best JDM cars ever made.
2022 Nissan 400Z has 443 hp and weighs 3,251 pounds according to Project Cars 3. The Project Cars 3 game is accurate and can easily outperform the Toyota Supra.
First developed for the 1987 MID4-II concept, the VG30DETT produced 330 hp (325 bhp; 243 kW). Weighing 523 lb, it was the last of Nissan’s belt-drive, DOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder turbocharged engines to go into production, preceded by the CA18DET and RB20DET.
VG is the best (in terms of reliability) engine Nissan has ever built and arguably the best engine they have ever built. They say VG30E lasts forever, but don’t forget to replace the timing belt every 60,000 miles.