Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan 350Z vs 300ZX Twin Turbo

0-60mph

Top speed

Nissan 350Z
155 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan 350Z

Reasons to consider the
Nissan 350Z

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Faster to 100mph 13.8 s vs 16.5 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
Faster in the quarter mile 13.8 s vs 14.4 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Slightly bigger engine 3,500 cc vs 3,000 cc More than 15% bigger engine
Faster to 200kph 22.8 s vs 26.4 s Around 15% faster to 200kph
Great lap time on the Tsukuba Circuit 1:09.72 vs 1:11.42 Almost the same
Front view of Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo

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Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo

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Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,600 RPM More than 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan 350Z  vs
300ZX Twin Turbo 
Brand Nissan Nissan
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2002-2007 1990-1996
Highway mileage 25 MPG 24 MPG

design

Body style Coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Gear ratios
1: 3.54:1
2: 2.32:1
3: 1.64:1
4: 1.27:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.79:1
Axle ratio 3.54:1 3.69:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203 406/? 190
Rear wheels 216/? 180 406/? 216

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,370 lb 3,564 lb
Width 71.5 in 70.5 in
Height 51.9 in 49.2 in
Length 169.4 in 169.5 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 96.5 in

road tests

Nissan 350Z  vs
300ZX Twin Turbo 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.8 s 14.4 s
0-60mph 5.2 s 6.5 s
0-100mph 13.8 s 16.5 s
0-200kph 22.8 s 26.4 s
Tsukuba circuit time 1:09.72 1:11.42

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.91 lb/hp 12.64 lb/hp
Maximum hp 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM 282 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM 278 ft-lb @ 3,600 RPM
Max RPM 6,600 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,500 cc 3,000 cc
Cylinders V6 V6
Air compressor None Twin turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.3:1 8.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.19 in 3.43 in / 3.27 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Nissan 350Z
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Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo
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