The rear brake calipers and rotors were also changed and the drive shafts half shafts were upgraded from universal joints to constant velocity joints on certain models. Furthermore, in 1999, was shown to the public in a plan to return to the fundamentals that made the 240Z a market success. There was also additional stiffness in the chassis due to a redesign of the chassis rails which were larger and extended further back than previous models. In the spirit of the times, emissions controls and aerodynamics were markedly improved over the first generation , while weight was down somewhat as long as the buyer did not pick much from the very long options list. With sports cars allowed a one-year deferral from full compliance with the 5-mph bumper rule, the 1974 Datsun 260Z had discrete black rubber nubs as part of a new bumper system added at the end of the previous model year. As a result of a new engine displacement, the car also took a new name: the 280Z powered by a 2. Nissan also supported and was associated with 's race driving school from its inception.
As seen from the statistics, knew how to have a word to say on the market. Nissan also added delicate bumper and framed by headlights recessed into ice scoop buckets mounted in the front fenders. Leather seats were optional, and an optional digital instrument cluster was introduced in 1982. He also helped to promote the car and starred in a series of commercials. There are a great deal of factors that affect the Datsun cars 0-60 stats, such as the or even the elevation of the test, so different sources may test the same vehicle and each may arrive at a unique 0-60 mph and quarter mile result.
Nissan used the platform it had developed for the 810 sedan, introduced the year before. . The 0 to 60 mph sprint was now made in 7 seconds and the quarter mile time was 15 seconds. Manufacturers weren't any happier than the enthusiasts. In 1977 Nissan sold 70,000 coupes and 2+2s. Enter the Datsun 260Z, introduced for 1974. These late cars had the front turn signals relocated to the outer edges of the front grill, above the bumper.
Nissan's design philosophy at the time led to boost being limited to 6. At least the 1975 models were unchanged, and lasted only until being replaced midyear by the new Datsun 280Z. It restored output to 139 horsepower, but it also lowered the power peak to 5200 rpm. Other drivers, such as Clearwater Florida and later Maryland racer Don Kearney had much success with the between 1970 and 1978. The Z432R were all painted orange with black aluminum wheels and a low luster black hood. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557225824400 ; listingsSearchManager. And lean surge, the scourge of the 1970s, and dieseling run-on remained.
The carburetors still suffered from vapor lock, and although the 260Z was quicker than the last 240Z models, it was still slower than the original Z. Both the two-seat and 2+2 coupe 280Z remained available throughout the 1975—1978 model year run. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. A non-turbo charged engine was also available, but lacked the horsepower of the turbocharged model. The wheelbase was up from its predecessor 90.
Datsun's growing dealer network compared to limited production imported sports cars manufactured by , , , , and ensured both easy purchase and ready maintenance. Other export markets Europe and Australia continued to receive only the normally aspirated 2. The T-bar roof panels could be removed and stored in bags in the rear of the car. All the models around 850-1500 were offered in black pearl paint with a unique stripe-kit. The 1970 through the mid-1971 model year 240Z was referred to as the Series I. The performances of the car have been improved as a result.
In response to previous year road-test complaints, rear brakes were switched from drums to discs. A special Anniversary Edition was done in black and gold, celebrating a decade of Z cars. The standard 4-speed manual was replaced by a 5-speed gearbox, however, allowing a 3. The new, heavier bumpers prompted stiffer springs and a rear stabilizer bar. The rear of the car was stretched to accommodate a larger 80 L 21. Most buyers preferred the two-seater, but the 2+2 proved Nissan knew how make the best of a good thing.
The exterior of the Datsun 260Z was changed as little as possible from the 240Z's classic lines. For it, the inline-6 was increased to 2565 cubic centimeters -- or 2. There was also a 1974. Front and rear were standard. As great as it was, improvements in technology and changes in the world meant that a new and better Z had to be introduced. The 1974 models also got the new U. This resulted in a raised rear deck area made of fiberboard, reducing cargo space.