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This ’71 Datsun 240Z Has Become The New Dream Tuner Car 12
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Datsun, Datsun 240Z, Jay Leno, tuning on 01 12th, 2018


The Nissan Skyline, especially in the U.S., has always been the definitive tuner car to lust after.

The Skyline R34 GT-R, like this incredible VSpec II Nür, and the Toyota Supra trade punches for being the go-to tuner vehicles for American enthusiasts. Blame “2 Fast 2 Furious” or the vehicles’ rarity. But there’s another car that’s finally getting the credit it deserves for being a bona fide tuner car – the Datsun 240Z.

In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay Leno, who’s not wearing the denim-on-denim outfit that we’ve come to love, has a returning guest with a badass 240Z. Dominic Le, who’s the brilliant mind behind the insane Skyline-inspired Datsun Sunny truck, returns with another high-performance vehicle.

Besides having a complete makeover consisting of wider fenders, massive tires, bronze wheels, enough sponsoring to rival a proper race car, and a few JDM touches, the largest overhaul has taken place under the 240Z’s hood. Gone is the 2.4-liter six-cylinder engine, which has been replaced with a heavily-turbocharged SR20 four-cylinder motor. The engine has been moved back eight inches for better weight distribution, essentially giving the car a front-mid-engine layout, and now makes 430 horsepower.

In addition to being nearly three times more powerful than a stock 240Z, the heavily-modified one is nearly 300 pounds lighter, as well, thanks to carbon fiber and titanium components. Needless to say, the stripped out, lightweight machine is a riot to drive. It’s loud, it’s quick, and it looks good going down the road. It’s hard to believe that Le built this in his garage.

The Skyline and Supra are amazing, immortalized Japanese vehicles. But for enthusiasts out there that are tired of waiting for Skylines to become 25 years old or can’t afford a Supra, it’s time to entertain the option of modifying a 240Z.

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Sung Kang And Magnus Walker Swap Rides And Go Canyon Carving 4
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Classics, Datsun, Datsun 240Z, Datsun Videos, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, tuning, video on 11 4th, 2016


Both of them have two of the most recognizable cars right now in the petrolhead universe and share the same passion for driving but bringing them and their rides together on the same road looks like a match in heaven.
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Care For A Datsun 240 Z With A BMW M3 Engine Under The Hood? 12
Oct
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Craigslist, Datsun, Datsun 240Z, nissan, used cars on 10 12th, 2016


Forget about the Wangan Midnight L28-swapaped S30 Z, this one has a BMW M3 engine under the bonnet.
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This Datsun 240Z Is No Fair Lady 23
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, Datsun, Datsun 240Z, Datsun Videos, video on 09 23rd, 2016


The beauty of driving a classic car is how visceral and raw it can be, stripped of the modern refinements that make today's cars so placid. Ditto racing cars. But a classic racing car… now we're talking.
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Would You Spend $14,000 On This 1973 Datsun Z-Series? 28
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in auction, Classics, Datsun, Datsun 240Z, eBay, Galleries on 08 28th, 2016


This rather clean-looking 1973 Datsun 240Z recently went to the highest bidder on eBay, who only needed to spend $14,100 in order to get their hands on a car that some consider as being iconic.
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2JZ-Swapped Datsun 260Z Is An Awesome Pile Of Mess 25
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Classics, Datsun, Datsun 240Z, nissan, Nissan Videos, tuning, video on 05 25th, 2016


If this Datsun was a book, it would have a disgusting torn cover with faded lettering but the story inside would blow your mind.
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What’s It Like To Drive A Jacked-Up Datsun 240Z For Peking-to-Paris Rally? 10
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Classics, Datsun, Datsun 240Z, Datsun Videos, nissan, racing, video on 05 10th, 2016


This 1973 Datsun 240Z is armed and ready to tackle one of the most demanding rally events on the planet, the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge.
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Jay Leno Takes A Look At F&F Star Sung Kang’s Datsun 240Z 15
Mar
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in celebrities, Datsun, Datsun 240Z, Datsun Videos, Fast and Furious, Jay Leno, tuning, video on 03 15th, 2016


After gaining universal appraisal at the last SEMA Show, Sung Kang took his wide-body Datsun 240Z to Jay Leno’s Garage.
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New Fiat 124 Spider Inspires Modern Datsun 240Z Rendering 1
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Datsun 240Z, nissan, Nissan Fairlady Z, Renderings on 12 1st, 2015


Produced between 1969 and 1978 in first-generation guise, the Datsun 240Z is the spiritual ancestor of the current Nissan 370Z. Also referred to as the Nissan Fairlady Z, the original has become a truly iconic Japanese sports car and for good reason.
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Fast And Furious Star Sung Kang’s Datsun 240Z Is A Showstopper [w/Video] 16
Nov
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Datsun, Datsun 240Z, Gran Turismo, SEMA show on 11 16th, 2015


This modified 1973 Datsun 240Z stole the show at this year's SEMA event and at the Gran Turismo Awards.
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The Original Nissan Z Is All The JDM Classic Hero Car You Want 14
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Classics, Datsun, Datsun 240Z, nissan, Nissan Fairlady Z, video on 10 14th, 2015


You don’t have to be a hardcore JDM fan to really appreciate the appeal of a classic Nissan Fairlady 240Z.
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