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Nissan 300ZX 2by2 (Z32) '98
Nissan 300ZX 2by2 (Z32) '98
Appears in Gran Turismo 2 (RM)[1]
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[2]
Interior in GT6 Simple[3]
Manufacturer Nissan
Displacement 2962 cc
Drivetrain FR[4]
Aspiration Turbo
Engine VG30DETT
Max Power 276 BHP
Weight 1,580 kilograms (3,500 lb)

The Nissan 300ZX 2by2 (Z32) '98 is a Road car produced by Nissan. It first appears in Gran Turismo 2.

In-game descriptionEdit

"Transformed with a new, wide body, the 4th generation Z became a global market sportscar."

The Z32 appearing in 1989 was the first complete transformation for the Fairlady Z. It came in a wide, flat body, turning 180 degrees from the narrow, long body designs that lasted 3 generations. It was a size for a global sports car, not restricted by the size classes of the Japanese market.

Its steering characteristics were changed drastically. As soon as the steering is turned, the nose slices into the corner, and the wide tread gave it a high level of potential. This Z opened new doors as a cornering machine, while maintaining its performance as a GT. Again, the Z dropped European thoroughbreds into a hole of despair.

At the heart of this car was a compact V6 with a low center of gravity. Even though it is an FR, it was a given a front midship layout with the engine located as far back as possible, to make the front/rear weight distribution close to 50:50. Aiming for the global market, the engine size was fixed at 3L, and producing 227 HP in the NA, and 276 HP in the twin turbo, its performance decorated the end of the 20th century. Its suspension used advanced designs as well, and even features like an ABS that does not transfer shock to the brake pedal, were things that went beyond the usual standards of the time.

In 1992, a convertible model was added to the lineup, and was greatly welcomed in its main market of California.

But the Z32 had an unfortunate fate. The economy slumped in Japan, and Nissan faced a major reconstruction plan. Because of this the Z came to a pause for the first time in its 31 year history. It then entered into a blank period of 3 years, until the ingenious Carlos Ghosn became the president of the company, and announced the return of the Z.


AcquisitionEdit

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Nissan 300ZX 2by2 (Z32) '98 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 34,898 Credits. It is a Level 4 car.

GT3Edit

This car can be bought at the Nissan dealership for 43,980 Credits.

GT2Edit

This car can be bought at the Nissan New Cars Dealership for 41,900 Credits. The car's name is listed as Nissan 300ZX Version R TwinTurbo 2by2 (Z32) '98 in this game.

NotesEdit

  1. Available to be Race Modified
  2. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  3. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  4. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive

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