1972 Datsun 240Z with USA Supra twin turbo and V160 6 speed, 465 HP - 500HP
- Make: Datsun
- Model: Z-Series
- Trim: Regular
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 89,898
- VIN: HLS30-66082
- Engine size: 3.0 2JZ-GTE US VERSION
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1972 Datsun Z-Series
Best of Both Worlds-240Z With A 2JZ-GTE
1972 Datsun 240Z, powered by a 1994 US Spec Supra Twin Turbo Engine
Why: To have the awesome power of a Supra and the weight a 240Z.
I seem to be on a never ending quest to build the Ultimate USCA (Ultimateoptima search for the Ultimate Street CarAssociation)/ Drag car/ Street car. I wanted a car with big power and a lightchassis.
This car started as an extremely clean 1972 240Z, see picture at the gas station on the day I bought the car in early 2004. The car had very straight sheet metal and was someones garage queen.
Since I was intrigued with the Toyota Supra’s tremendous power potential, I bought asalvagedlow mile 1994 Toyota Twin Turbo Supra (US version)( see pics).
The 240Z was then stripped andstitchwelded to increase itrigidity(see pic).The 2JZ-GTE Twin turbo engine was placed as far back and as low as reasonable to achieve a 50/50 weight distribution. It is paired with the original V160 6-speed manual. (This type of combo has been shown to withstand over a 1000HP when built up.)An aluminum Fidanza flywheel couple with a new South Bend puck clutch make the car effortless to shift on the road. In order to make the rest of the drivetrain bulletproo, I used a R230 differential (over 9"+ ring gear) from a Nissan Armada coupled with an R230 VLSD (limited slip) from a 300Zx TT to turn heavy duty 6 bolt CV's and Custom axles from Modern Motorsports to completed the package.
The1994 Supra Twin Turbo engine (US version steel turbo blades, more durable and powerful) has a basic BPU on it. with anApex-iAVC-R to control the Boost and anApex-i SAF-C II Fuel Controller to tune the engine. The engine also has a massiveintercoolerand cold air intake to keep air charge temperatures down.
In order to put all the power to the ground, fresh Bridgestone RE71 245/40/17 real 17x9" Cobra R rims were used. The Z has a Modern Motorsports Billet 5 Lug conversion and billet heavy duty Stub axles in the back. The car has coil overs on all four corners and suspension by Fotofab (LCA), Ground Control (coil overs and camber plates), and Modern Motorsports (rear suspension) andtheir13" Extreme Brake package on all corners.
To keep things safe, a 22 gallon fuel cell and an 8 point roll cage was professionallyinstalled.
Being is were temperatures reach above 100 degrees regularly, I added a Vintage Air compact AC system (but have not connected/charged it yet).
The car has been street driven as well as occasional track use, (autocross,Ultimateoptima search for the Ultimate Street CarAssociation, Drag racing, etc) and has proven bullet proof.
After the car was complete it was sent to P. J. Bonifacio for paint.
Performance: The dynos 406 RHP (465 engine HP) at 17 PSI. The car can be run at higher boost levels to achieve more power with a touch of a button. The engine and transmission are stock with ONLY(!) 89k on them.
The car can run on 91 octane for cruising but uses higher octane for full power.
This car currently has a splitter and spoiler but the auction included theoriginalpainted front turn signal housings if the a stock look is desired. Also I enjoy the spartan dash board but a complete original240Z dash with all gauges and wiring is included in the auction.
The cars shows very well.
Minor Issues the front fender has a minor ding and the car has some paint chips near the tires and a few from to a bicycle falling on it (twice) but still looks very nice.
The car is very powerful but quite docile while not on boost. It can give 20+ mph on the highway due to the 6 speed transmission. Feel free to ask questions.
Best Quarter Mile so far: 12.0 at 122MPH(Sacramento Drag strip), recently ran a 12.0 et @120 at InfineonRaceway with a strong head wind (I could have run a 11 sec but the driver (me) made a mistake)
Power: 406RWHP 465HP engine at 17PSIof boost, Can be increase with a touch of a button
Engine: 1994 Supra Twin Turbo US version (steel turbo blades, more durable and powerful)
Apex-iAVC-R Boost Controller
Apex-i SAF-C II Fuel Controller
Custom Intercooler Design and Air Intake
ATL22 Gallon Fuel Cell, retaining side fill.
Getrag 6 Speed V160
Fidanza Lightweight flywheel
Differential: Armada / 300ZX TT R230 VLSD Hybrid
Axles: 6 Bolt 300ZX TT Modified axles
Modern Motorsports Billet Stub Axles
Brakes: 13” Modern Motorsports Brakes
Ground Control Camber Plates
Energy Suspension Bushings
Energy Suspension Sway Bars
Modern Motorsports Adjustable Rear Control Arms
Recaro Seats take offs from a new EVO
1994 Supra Instrument Cluster
8 Point Roll Cage.
Vintage Air AC Unit
Painted orange turn signal for a stock look.
A complete 240z stock dash.
Clean title in my name.