Image by Mark McClain

 


Contents

[Intro]   [Technical Specs]   [Performance Specs    [Pictures]   [Links   [Maintenance]


 

Intro

I sold my Z to a friend of mine some time ago, but I decided to keep this page up for a while, since it seems to help people in their search for information.  I absolutely loved driving it, but I ran out of money and had to pay off some credit card debt.

One of the most common questions I used to hear is, "How much does your Z cost to own?".  I decided to create a Maintenance Page to show the costs associated with my car while I owned it.

In case you're wondering, the background sound is Charles Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons.

 

Technical Specs

The drivetrain is definitely high-tech, and puts out a fairly impressive amount of power for a V6 engine.  In addition to the data below, the car also has ABS.   NOTE: These numbers came from Motor Trend Magazine.

Engine Twin-turbocharged DOHC, 3.0 liter, 24 valve, V6
Horsepower 300bhp @ 6400rpm
Torque 283lb.-ft. @ 3600
Fuel System Multi-Point Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission 5-speed manual with overdrive
Steering 4 wheel (rear is hydraulically controlled)
Curb Weight 3287 lbs
Wheelbase 101.2 in
Length 178 in
Sales for 1993 11,599

 

Performance Specs

Since it has a V6, the car lacks some of the low end torque that you get with a V8.  Consequently, the 0-60 time is a bit less than you may expect.  At the end of the quarter mile, though, the numbers are quite respectable.  NOTE: These numbers came from Motor Trend Magazine.

Top Speed ~165 mph
0-60 Time 5.5 sec
Quarter Mile 13.9 sec at 102 mph
60-0 Time 128 feet
Lateral Accelleration 0.85 g
City/Hwy. EPA 18/24 mpg

 

Pictures

These scans are not the best quality in the world, but they're all I have right now.  My intention is to put the car into a more natural setting and take some new pictures.  Click on the picture to get a bigger version.

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This is a picture I came across a while ago. It's not my car, but I liked it so much, I decided to put it on my page.  This picture took a lot of guts...it's one thing to drive your car at 175 MPH, it's another to look down long enough to take a picture of your dash!  From the angle, though, it could have been a passenger that had the camera.

Dash Shot

 

Links

Here are some Z car related links that I think you will find worth your time to check out.  I get quite a bit of email asking about other Z car resources, so hopefully this will save you some time.

The Z Car Forum An open discussion of Datsun/Nissan Z cars for all enthusiasts.
Z Car Magazine A great magazine devoted to both Datsun and Nissan Z cars.
The Z Car Home Page Lots of information about Z cars, including history, buying. selling, and maintaining.
Steve Millen Sportscars Performance modifications for many types of vehicles.
ZCar.com The Internet source for Z car information.
Nissan Parts Store Thousands of Nissan parts online

 


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