The first-generation Fairlady Z (S30) was launched in 1969. Its predecessor, the Fairlady, had already been exported to North America and other overseas markets, so by 1983 total production of the series had exceeded 1 million units – a spectacular record for a sports car.
The Z32 was the fourth-generation model; it was launched on June 10, 1989, twenty years after the original Fairlady Z made its debut. It was both bold and beautiful with its wide, low-proportioned styling, its distinctive front mask featuring headlights slanted at over 60 degrees, its lively silhouette created by the forward cabin design, and the short overhang that accentuated its excellent maneuverability.
Both 2-seater and 2/2 (4-seater) versions were available. All Z32 models featured the VG30, a V6 3-liter DOHC engine (twin-turbo or naturally aspirated), as well Nissan’s most advanced chassis technologies – including a 4-wheel multilink suspension, super HICAS, and 4-piston aluminum caliper disc brakes – ensuring even better performance.
The commemorative car is the 300ZX twin-turbo, T-bar roof export model (left-hand drive, for North America,) and was manufactured in 1992.
Series Production Car
2960 cc / 180.63 in³
206 kw / 276.2 bhp @ 6400 rpm
93.31 bhp per litre
190.48 bhp per tonne
388 nm / 286.2 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
body / frame
Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Carbon Fiber Doors & Hood, Roll Cage