Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo 

  • $33k built in Japan
  • 1990-1996
  • 282 HP 3.0L
  • 155 mph
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo

0-60mph

300ZX Twin Turbo
6.5 s
F355 Spider
4.7 s

Top speed

300ZX Twin Turbo
155 mph
Skyline GT-R
111 mph
F355 Spider
181 mph

0-100mph

300ZX Twin Turbo
16.5 s
F355 Spider
11.5 s

1/4 mile

300ZX Twin Turbo
14.4 s
F355 Spider
12.9 s
Skyline GT-R
13.4 s

Data points Key details of the Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo

Price

300ZX Twin Turbo
$33k
F355 Spider
$137k
MR2 Turbo
$18k

Horsepower

300ZX Twin Turbo
282 HP
F355 Spider
375 HP
Subaru BRZ
197 HP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Nissan
Price $33,000
Type of car Production car
Year 1990-1996
City mileage 18 MPG
Highway mileage 24 MPG

design

Body style Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.21:1
  2. 2: 1.93:1
  3. 3: 1.3:1
  4. 4: 1:1
  5. 5: 0.75:1
Axle ratio 3.69:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 190
Rear wheels 406/? 216

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,564 lb
Width 70.5 in
Height 49.2 in
Length 169.5 in
Front track width 58.9 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 14.4 s
0-60mph 6.5 s
0-100mph 16.5 s
0-200kph 26.4 s
Lateral acceleration 0.89 g
Tsukuba circuit time 1:11.42

power & handling

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

engine

Displacement 3,000 cc
Cylinders V6
Air compressor Twin turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.43 in / 3.27 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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