Did you find that 222-mph (358km/h) Toyota Supra V12 we recently told you about was cool? Well, take a moment to digest this, a 262-mph Nissan 300ZX, also set to be sold by BH Auction in January.
Officially dubbed the 1991 Jun Bonneville 300ZX ‘Z32’, this extensively-modified Japanese sports car reached a top speed of 261.923 mph (421.536 km/h) at the Bonneville Speed Week.
To achieve a Bugatti Veyron-beating top speed, this 300ZX has undergone a series of significant modifications. For starters, the engine has been overhauled and thanks to a huge turbocharger and supporting mods, delivers around 985 hp. There’s also a huge surge tank and a custom front-end designed to allow the car to cut through the air at high speeds.
Inside, the cabin remains fairly standard but does include a roll cage, racing steering wheel, numerous gauges, and half a dozen custom switches and buttons on the dash.
The auction house expects the car to sell for between 8 million yen ($70,560) and 11 million yen ($97,020).