Nissan/Datsun Z – a series of sports cars manufactured by Nissan Motors The business. The first model belongs to the series was the Datsun 240Z. For the Japanese market cars Z series are sold under the Nissan Fairlady Z.
As the first model came out zetek 240Z (HS30), which as per your summer was very technically advanced racing and had a lot of solutions. They were not equipped with embellishments like ABS, Air Conditioning, Air Bag, because the standard of that time was different. Production began in October of 1969 years with three separate versions: one for the Japanese market, and one on the American. The Japanese version (HS30) was equipped with a 6-cylinder, SOHC (single overhead camshaft) with a capacity of 1998 cm ³ (code L20E) developed 130hp at 6000 rpm./min and a torque of 175 Nm at 4400 rpm./min. The car weighs only 995kg so that was very dynamic.
Second, the American version (HLS30) was equipped with a six-cylinder SOHC engine with a capacity of 2389 cm ³ (code L24E). With the solution such as the double type SU carburettor, this engine was producing power of 151 HP at 5600 rpm./Min and torque of 198 Nm at 4400 rpm./Min. This version was the only one with the steering wheel on the left.
The Japanese have developed a third, the strongest version of 240Z (PS30), called it 432Z. This model were produced in 1971. Under the hood, put the 6-cylinder engine DOHC (double overhead camshaft) with the famous model HAKOSUKA (code S20) with a capacity of 1989cc, 160hp at 7000 rev./Min and torque of 180 Nm at 5600 rpm./Min. This engine had three carburetors dwugardzielowe making it reach such power and high speed. She is the most powerful version of the 240Z.
In 1974, by increasing the engine capacity to 2,593cc model has gained the name of the 260Z. Resembled 240Z, but only apparently, because he was a model of type 2 +2 (two seats in the front and two at the rear). There were two versions of this model: the American, who was weakened by the use of a different camshaft and carburetor adjustment to get in line in the U.S. standard exhaust. Through these modifications, 6-cylinder engine had only 139hp. In other regions of the world the power of the engine to 162hp reached.
The last model of the first series with this model 280Z, whose production started in 1975. Capacity, as the name suggests, has been increased to 2,753 cm ³. Engine (L28E) retained the same structure (OHC), but the main change was the fuel injection Bosch L-Jetronic Bosch, who replaced the SU-type carburetors. This engine has obtained the power of 149 HP at 5600 rpm./Min and 221 Nm at 4400 rpm./Min. Weight of the car does not exceed 1193kg.
This model was equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, earlier versions have four-chest. There was also a limited edition body painted in Black Pearl (pearl black with white stripes and blind for the rear window), they produced only 1,000 units. Car equipped with a diffuser retainer, which can be seen below the bumper chromed, thus better behaved car at high speeds.
It was the first of two models of this generation. The model was the complete facelift was only L28E engine. The car had front McPherson struts, and rear trailing arm (control arm is attached to the frame before the bridge). Competition for this model was the Porsche 924 with better equipment as standard such as power windows, audio system Hi-End etc. However, in the 70s in the U.S. was the fuel crisis, and the 280ZX was more economical, faster and cheaper than the competition. Body it was more aerodynamic body than its predecessors, was also lower center of gravity. He had a 80-liter fuel tank. With reliability, good performance, adhesion and economics, Datsun Roosendaal more and more buyers.
In 1981, a turbocharged version was created. This version was released only for the Japanese market. It had a 1998cc engine – the turbo. He declared that the power of 145hp at 5600 rpm./Min and 210 Nm at 3200 rpm./Min. It was a lighter model than the American version by the use of 2.0-liter engine. As a result, the car held up better in the corners. In Japan, it was also offered aspirated unit L28E, but the versions differed slightly superstructures, the Japanese version had mirrors the mask and the other wheels as standard. There was also little known naturally-aspirated unit with a capacity of 1998cc and a power of only 125hp. The production was completed in 1983.
Production started in 1983, depending on the region they called him too (300ZX). It was a year before the announcement of changes in the global name of Datsun to Nissan. This model had a code (Z31). They were groundbreaking models, which have already been used V6 and completely changed appearance. In these models was used a large range of engines. At the beginning of engines have been used:
Engines produced since 1984:
Also offered RB20DET engine model renamed to 200ZR-II. It was the engine inline 6-cylinder with a capacity of 1998 cm ³ DOHC turbocharged Twin Cam, which reached 180hp at 6400 rpm./Min and 240 Nm at 3600 rpm./Min with intercooler.
There were two body versions:
Also produced a special version of the Z31, to celebrate 50 years of Nissan. In 1988, a turbocharged version of Shiro Special, got a pearl white paint, stiffer springs and dampers, another air intake in the bumper, wheels painted in body color, Recaro sport seats, LSD (limited slip differential). Equipped with a motor VG30ET. There were only 1,002 pieces, were produced from January to March 1988.
In 1987 he introduced better equipped versions, such as fog lights in the front, more aerodynamic bumpers, for safety reasons and requirements for installed third LED brake light under the rear window, rear lights have been changed from the wide to the narrow strip shape. This model was mounted lock the speed to 250km/h In these versions were-piston disc brakes front and rear.
In 1989, Nissan unveiled a successor Z31, Z32 model. Z32 300ZX was called due to the same engine capacity as Z31. Since the engine had two overhead camshafts, its name changed from VG30E on VG30DE. This engine had a multi-point fuel injection, which increased power to 230hp at 6400 rev./Min and 278 Nm of torque at 4800 rpm./Min. He was also a twin-turbo engine with code VG30DETT, this engine developed maximum output of 280hp at 6400 rpm./Min and 396 Nm at 3600 rev./min and was equipped with two intercoolers. Z32 weighs quite a lot, as much as 1470kg version 2 of the local and 1610kg version 2 +2. He had supplied lens headlamps, ABS, belts with locking, power steering, electronic air conditioning.
Body versions are: Hard Top (Slicktop) and Targa (T-Roof) and in small quantities Convertible. There were also versions of the 2 +2 and 2 +0 personal The latter 15 centimeters shorter.
In 1993, improved lubrication of the turbine. The engines used head with variable valve timing (NVTC – Nissan Variable Cam Timing), thanks to the engine mass reached 300hp SAE (USA) and 285 for Europe, but in reality the power was identical because it resulted from the different methods of measuring power. In 1996 he resigned from NVTC for purity gases.
The production of the next-generation Z33, launched in 2003. There were two versions of the Body: Roadster and Coupe. Yutaka Katayama in 1998. has been awarded the title of Father of the Z (Father Z). At that time the project began and was built konceptowy model Z33. This model has only engines with a capacity of 3498 cm ³ in different power variants. VQ35HR 6-cylinder naturally aspirated DOHC V6 with direct gasoline injection.
It has a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic. Wheels are 18-inch alloy Rays company, which was founded tires: Rear 245/45R18, 225/45R18 front. Brembo Brakes: Front ventilated discs and 4-piston calipers, rear ventilated discs with 2-piston calipers.
Nissan Nismo court tuner, which produces improved engine parts, chassis and interiors such as brakes, suspension, forged pistons, camshafts, pulleys, exhaust manifolds, sport exhausts for all models of Nissan. S-Tune GT, Nissan 350Z upgraded version (Z33), was produced to celebrate the achievements in motorsport. This model has a more elongated nose Xanavi model, a modified version of the VQ30DE engine, this engine called the S1, it reached 300hp and maximum speed to 7200 rpm./min. With this conversion and changes in aerodynamics had a better performance.