History of the Z Car

240Z | 260Z | 280Z | 280ZX | 300ZX (Z31) | 300ZX (Z32)


240Z (1970-73)

240Z (1970-73)

Engine: SOHC Inline-6
Displacement: 2393 CC
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Fuel System: Hitachi Twin Side-Draft Carburetors
Horsepower (SAE): 150 BHP @6,000 RPMs
Torque: 148 FT-Lbs @4,400 RPMs
Curb Weight: 2355 pounds
Length: 162.8 inches
Wheelbase: 90.7 inches
List Price (1970): $3,526
0-60 MPH: 7.8 seconds

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260Z (1974)

260Z (1974)

Engine: SOHC Inline-6
Displacement: 2565 CC
Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
Fuel System: Hitachi Twin Side-Draft Carburetors
Horsepower (SAE): 139 BHP @5,000 RPM
Torque: 137 Foot-pounds @4,400 RPM
Curb Weight: 2,605 pounds
Length: 164.1 inches; 2+2 is 174.2 inches
Wheelbase: 90.7 inches; 2+2 is 102.6 inches
List Price (1974): $5,750
0-60 MPH: 10.0 seconds

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280Z (1975-78)

280Z (1975-78)

Engine: SOHC Inline-6
Displacement: 2754 CC
Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
Fuel System: Multi-Point Electronic Fuel Injection
Horsepower (SAE): 149 BHP @5,600 RPM
Torque: 163 foot-pounds @4,400 RPM
Curb Weight: 2875 pounds
Length: 173.2 inches; 2+2 is 185.4 inches
Wheelbase: 90.7 inches; 2+2 is 102.6 inches
List Price (1975): $6,284
0-60 MPH: 9.4 seconds

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280ZX (1979-83)

280ZX (1979-83)

Engine: SOHC Inline-6
Displacement: 2753 CC
Compression Ratio: 8.3:1; Turbo: 7.4:1
Fuel System: Multi-Point Electronic Fuel Injection
Horsepower (SAE): 135 BHP @5,200 RPM; Turbo: 180 BHP @5,600 RPM
Torque: 144 foot-pounds @4,400 RPM; Turbo: 203 foot-pounds @2,800 RPM
Curb Weight: 2,825 pounds
Length: 174.0 inches; 2+2 is 181.9 inches
Wheelbase: 91.3 inches; 2+2 is 99.2 inches
List Price (1974): $9,500
0-60 MPH: 9.2 seconds; Turbo: 6.8 seconds

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300ZX/Z31 (1984-89)

Z31 (1984-89)

Engine: SOHC V-6
Displacement: 2960 CC
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1; Turbo: 7.8:1
Fuel System: Multi-Point Electronic Fuel Injection
Horsepower (SAE): 160 BHP @5,200 RPM; Turbo: 200 BHP @5,200 RPM
Torque: 174 foot-pounds @4,000 RPM; Turbo: 227 foot-pounds @3,600 RPM
Curb Weight: 3,080 pounds
Length: 170.7 inches; 2+2 is 178.5 inches
Wheelbase: 91.3 inches; 2+2 is 99.2 inches
List Price (1983): $18,699
0-60 MPH: 9.2 seconds; Turbo: 7.4 seconds

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300ZX/Z32 (1990-96)

Z32 (1990-96)

Engine: SOHC V-6
Displacement: 2960 CC
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1; Turbo: 8.5:1
Fuel System: Multi-Point Electronic Fuel Injection
Horsepower (SAE): 222 BHP @6,400 RPM; Turbo: 300 BHP @6,400 RPM
Torque: 198 foot-pounds @4,800 RPM; Turbo: 283 foot-pounds @3,600 RPM
Curb Weight: 3,219 Lbs
Length: 169.5 inches; 2+2 is 178.0 inches
Wheelbase: 96.5 inches; (2+2) 101.2 inches
List Price (1989): $27,300
0-60 MPH: 7.1 seconds; Turbo: 5.2 seconds

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