The first generation of the Nissan 320ZX / Fairlady Z took the code name of Z31, whose production began in 1983 and ended in 1989, when it was replaced by the Z32. To date, the Z31 is considered one of the most iconic Japanese cars of the 1980s. Thanks to the use of retractable headlights and the adoption of a simple shape, the Cx is just 0.30, making the Z31 one of the most aerodynamic cars in its category. The dimensions of this 2+2 seater are 4,54 x 1,72 meters, while the weight varies from 1300 to 1500 meters. Inside, the Z31 can be customized with various advanced options, such as the G-force indicator, compass, heated seats, automatic climate control and cruise control. The three available variants use the same 2960cc V6 engine: one is aspirated and develops 170HP, while the other two are Turbo and develop one 203 and the other 229HP. Exclusively in Japan, a less powerful 2-liter variant was marketed too. The two Turbo variants were equipped with a limited slip differential starting in 1987. The sportier variant was born in 1988: it is called “Shiro Special Edition”, and features stiffer shock absorbers, a larger front air intake, Recaro sports seats, a viscous joint differential and bigger anti-roll bars.
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🏎️ Nissan 300ZX 1st gen. (Z31)
📍 Japan
🛠️ V6 3.0 236NM 170HP
💨 9 seconds
🔝 225km/h
💶 No longer on sale
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