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Nissan 300ZX 2seater (Z32) '89
Nissan 300ZX 2seater (Z32) '89
Appears in 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 VG30DETT
Max Power 276 BHP
Performance Points 439 PP
Top Speed 277 kilometres per hour (172 mph)
Weight 1,510 kilograms (3,300 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 5.47 kg (12.1 lb) per horsepower

The Nissan 300ZX 2seater (Z32) '89 is a Road car produced by Nissan. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5, and Gran Turismo 6.

ColorsEdit

Seven colors are available for this car:

  • Ultra Red
  • Cobalt Green Pearl
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Deep Purple Metallic
  • Arctic White Pearl
  • Platinum Metallic
  • Super Black

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

GT4Edit

This car can occasionally be bought at the 1980's Used Car Showroom for around 13,800 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is only available in the international versions of the game.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 39,500 Credits.

GT5Edit

Unlike its Japanese market counterpart, this car is a Standard car and can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 32,749 Credits. It is a Level 4 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 39,500 Credits. It has a simple interior.

NotesEdit

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