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Nissan 240ZG (HS30) '71
Nissan 240ZG (HS30) '71
Appears in Gran Turismo 2 (RM)
Gran Turismo 4 Prologue
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Nissan
Drivetrain FR
Engine Datsun L24 SOHC
Max Power 143 BHP
Performance Points 378 PP
Max Torque 205.79 Nm
Weight 1,010 kilograms (2,200 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 7.06 kg (15.6 lb) per horsepower

The Nissan 240ZG (HS30) '71 is a Road car produced by Nissan. It appears in Gran Turismo 2 (under the name Datsun 240Z 240ZG(HS30,J) '71), and has returned in every main game since, except for Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec and Gran Turismo Sport.

ColorsEdit

The player can choose three colors when they buy this car:

  • Grand Prix Maroon
  • Grand Prix Red
  • Grand Prix White

In-game descriptionEdit

"Equipped with fender flares and a 'G-nose'; the symbolic Japanese sportscar of the '70s."

  • The Nissan Fairlady Z was sold as the Nissan 240ZG[1] outside Japan.

Near the end of the 1960s, Japanese cars were starting to make a name for themselves in the international stage. One of the vanguards of this movement was[2] the Fairlady Z that debuted in 1969. Yutaka Katayama leading Nissan North America at the time convinced headquarters that "now was the time for a real sports car[3]", and subsequently challenged European cars to a duel. The history of the Z began here.

One symbolic model of the Z is the 432. While the other Z's were equipped with the Type L engine, the 432 was given an S20, DOHC straight-6 engine from the Prince R380. The "4" stands for 4 valves per cylinder, the "3" stands for 3 twin choke carburetors, and "2" stands for 2 camshafts. Its output was 158 HP, with a maximum torque of 130.1 ft-lb.

This 432 also had a 432R racing spec model. Utilizing an FRP hood for weight reduction, there were only 30 ever made.

But behind all this high performance was a lot of hard effort. The S20 was a sensitive engine, and it was said that the only ones who make this engine really sing were[4] Nissan's own works mechanics as Oppama. That is why Nissan gradually shifted the position of the racing machine to the 240Z.

The U.S. spec 240Z, with its 2.4L type L engine,[5]was easy to work with, and its toughness and ability to push the car from any rpm range was its strong point. Once in racing sports, it performed well in safari races and international rallying such as in the Monte Carlo.

With this strong show of performance, the 240Z later began sales in 1971. Especially the 240ZG, known for its long "G nose" front and bold over fenders became a huge hit, raising the name of the Z into a name brand in Sportscars.


AcquisitionEdit

GT2Edit

This car, known as the Datsun 240Z 240ZG(HS30,J) '71, can be purchased at the Nissan Used Cars dealership for around 23,000 Credits, with racing modifications costing 85,000 Credits.

GT4PEdit

This car is available to the player in Arcade Mode from the beginning.

GT4Edit

This car can only be obtained by winning Club 'Z' and is not for sale at the Nissan Legendary Cars Dealership. It is only possible in the international versions of the game.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 55,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Nissan 240ZG (HS30) '71 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 40,974 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased from the Nissan dealership for 55,000 Credits. It has a simplified interior.

TriviaEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Miswritten as "300ZX" in the game.
  2. An unnecessary comma was placed between "movement" and "was".
  3. Pluralized as "cars" in the game.
  4. Another unnecessary comma was placed between "sing" and "were".
  5. The comma was omitted in the game.
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