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Nissan Fairlady Z 300ZX (Z31) '83
Nissan Fairlady Z 300ZX (Z31) '83
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Nissan
Displacement 2960 cc
Drivetrain FR[3]
Aspiration Turbo
Engine VG30ET
Max Power 230 PS
Performance Points 414 PP
Max Torque 34.00 kgf.m
Length 4335 mm
Width 1725 mm
Height 1310 mm
Weight 1,380 kilograms (3,000 lb)
Credits Cr. 32,000

The Nissan Fairlady Z 300ZX (Z31) '83 is a Road car produced by Nissan. It first appeared in Gran Turismo 4.

ColorsEdit

The player can choose seven colors for this car:

  • Silver Two-Tone
  • Red
  • Bluish Black Two-Tone
  • Blue Two-Tone
  • Wine Two-Tone
  • White
  • Silver Metallic

DescriptionEdit

"From inline-6 to V6; the 3rd generation Fairlady Z with better weight balance."


The impact of the first generation Z was so phenomenal. So much that even the third generation Z appearing 14 years later, still kept the basic form of the first Z.

This 3rd generation Z however, was equipped with a new V6 engine. Seeing as how the Skyline did not change to a V6 until 20 years later, you can tell that the Z was given a global position from its very beginning.

The exterior appears long-nosed, but the shortened engine was mounted further towards the rear, improving the forward/rear weight distribution. This gave it an agility more suited for a sports car.

The 3L turbo VG30ET[4] boasted the highest Japanese domestic power output of 227 HP and 245.9 ft-lb of torque, but it was actually tuned for acceleration rather than maximum power, and designed to produce torque across almost all rpm ranges. There was also a 2L V6 turbo, which produced 168 HP and 159.1 ft-lb of torque.

However, the Z had a good share of die-hard fans who preferred the natural feel of the straight-6 engine. In 1985, a straight-6 turbo model called the 200ZR was offered for this niche. This engine was he new generation RB20DET, a legendary unit which powered a large variety of Nissans until the end of the 20th century.

The RB engine in the Z put out a modest 178 HP, but it was incredibly lighter and more natural than the type L engines in the past. It was engine that would make you want to keep shifting, just to enjoy the short burst of engine revs.

The 3rd generation Z received a minor model change in 1986, where the exterior was changed drastically. A 187 HP normally aspirated model called the 300ZR was added, completing the wide range of variations offered for the 3rd generation Z.

AcquisitionEdit

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 32,000 Credits. It has a simplified interior.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Nissan Fairlady Z 300ZX (Z31) '83 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 24,444 Credits. It is a Level 2 car.

GT PSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 32,000 Credits.

GT4Edit

This car can be bought in the 1980's Used Car Showroom for approximately 11,800 Credits.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive
  4. Miswritten as "VG30DET" in the game.

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