Common Name: 300ZX
Model: Fairlady Z 300ZX (E-HZ31)
Engine: V6 SOHC (VG30DET)
Horsepower: 200 hp / 5200 rpm
Torque: 31.5 kgm / 3600 rpm
Dimensions: 4405 mm x 1725 mm x 1295 mm
Wheelbase: 2320 mm
Weight: 1440 kg
Model Number: 015
Made In: China
The Nissan 300ZX, also known as the Nissan Fairlady Z, is a sports car that was produced by Nissan. It comprises the third and fourth generations of the Z-car line-up, respectively given the chassis designations Z31 and Z32. The 300ZX name followed the numerical convention initiated with the 240Z, put forth by Yutaka Katayama, the one time president of Nissan Motors USA. The “X” was added to the model name by its predecessor signifying “luxury”. The name was used in most markets with the exception of a few including the Japanese home market, there the car like all previous Z cars was sold as a “Fairlady Z”.
The Z31 and Z32 feature a 3.0litre, V6 naturally-aspirated and single (Z31) or twin (Z32) turbocharged engine. Although both motors are from the same VG series and have the same displacement, the output of the Z32′s VG30DE and VG30DETT is greater than the Z31. The VG30DE series is also double overhead cam and variable valve timing variable valve timing.< while the older VG30 is a single overhead cam design. The naturally-aspirated Z32 has 222hp (166kW) and 198lb ft (268N m) of torque versus the Z31 with 160-165hp and 174lb ft (236N m) of torque. Similarly, the twin-turbo Z32s have 300hp (220kW) and 283lb ft (384N m) torque versus the single turbo Z31, which has 200-205hp and 227lb ft (308N m) of torque. The Z32's twin turbo motor is also intercooled unlike the Z31 turbo.
On the home market, the Z31 also came with a 2.0liter motor. The 200Z, 200ZG, and 200ZS used the VG20ET motor while the 200ZR had the RB20DET. The only factory Z31 variant to use the VG30DE engine is the 300ZR. The Japanese 300ZX Turbo makes the same 200hp (149kW) as the USDM VG30ET, outperforming the 2.0liter Z31s as their engines only made 170-180hp. This was to make the most of the local taxation laws.