|Nissan Fairlady 2000 (SR311) '68|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||137 BHP|
|Performance Points||375 PP|
|Top Speed||229 kilometres per hour (142 mph)|
|Weight||930 kilograms (2,100 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||6.79 kg (15.0 lb) per horsepower|
"Powered by a bigger, 2 L engine; the root of Nissan sportscars, with impressive cost performance."
The origin of the Fairlady Z dates back to the Datsun Sports sold back in 1959. This was a car made for the U.S. market, with a revolutionary FRP body. However, the inside of this car was a plain Datsun sedan, and the appearance of a true sports car was not until the Fairlady 1500 in 1962. The name was taken from the musical, "My Fair Lady", and the car became famous in this model. The 1500, also called the SP310, did not have anything spectacular to boast, but because it stuck to a very traditional sports car design, it immediately captured the hearts of car lovers in the U.S. With its high-level performance, the race spec 1500 defeated strong contenders such as MG and Triumph in the first Japan GP.
Greatly improving upon the 1500, the Fairlady 2000 appeared in 1967. The 4-cylinder engine enlarged to 2L became a full OHC model, producing 143 BHP. Combined with a strong 5-speed MT with Porsche synchro, its top speed was over 124 mph, boasting an unprecedented level of performance for its time.
The Fairlady 2000, coded the SR311, had its windscreen enlarged in October of '67. This was to meet safety standards for the U.S., which was an important export market, but there were some who complained that its looks were not as streamlined.
One of the highlights of the Fairlady 2000 is the macho control characteristics of the car. The real way to drive this car through corners, is to make the rear slide out deliberately with the throttle, and quickly counter steer to match; with total disregard for body rigidity or otherwise. This is one of the great sports cars of Japan, that was only produced for two and half years.
This car can occasionally be bought at the 1980's Used Car Dealership for around 19,200 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage.
This car can be purchased for 55,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Nissan Fairlady 2000 (SR311) '68 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 38,351 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased for 55,000 Credits. It has a simple interior.