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1995 300ZX Twin Turbo Specs & Features

This generation is known as the Z32 and includes the 1990-1996 models.

Turbo models came stock with a rear spoiler that changed in 1994 from the "duck tail" spoiler to the one in the photo above. Turbo models also have vents in the front air dam for the intercoolers. Besides the speed and fun factor of a turbo model, an additional benefit is their 4 wheel steering system. Though it moves the rear wheels only the tiniest bit, it helps the car in cornering.

(Yes I am aware the front wheels are on backwards in the photo - that's how they were when I got the car. If you didn't know, there's your free lesson for the day.)

This particular car:

Year: 1995
Make: Nissan
Model: 300ZX
Body: 2 door coupe with T-top
Exterior: Black
Interior: Charcoal cloth
Engine: Twin turbo V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Modifications: Entirely stock at purchase except for aftermarket alarm
Purchase Date: 22 May 2004


Top speed: 155 mph / 249.4 kph
1/4 mile: 14.1 seconds
Lateral acceleration: 0.91 G
Drag coefficient: 0.32
0 - 30 mph: 2.0 seconds
0 - 60 mph: 5.5 seconds
0 - 100 mph: 14.6 seconds
60 - 0 braking:  
Power-to-weight ratio: 85 bhp/1000lb.
Displacement: 3 liters / 180.6 cu. in. / 2960 cc
Configuration: Twin turbocharged V6
Type: VG-30DETT
Position: Front
Valve train: Belt driven DOHC 4 valves/cyl - 24 valve with Nissan variable valve timing control system (NVCS), hydraulic lifters
Turbo setup: Twin turbo, twin intercooled
Turbo type: Garrett TB22/TB02 with integral wastegate, 9.8 psi max boost
Fuel system: Sequential multi-point electronic fuel injection (SMPI) with dual-plenum intake
Ignition system: Nissan Direct Ignition System (NDIS), distributorless with 6 ignition coils
Alternator: 12 volt, 90 amp
Battery: Low-maintenance 12 volt, 65 Ah CCA
Horsepower: 300 bhp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 283 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Redline: 7000 rpm
Bore: 3.43 in / 87 mm
Stroke: 3.27 in / 83 mm
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Block material: Iron
Cylinder head material: Aluminum
Engine control system: Nissan ECCS with port fuel injection
Emission controls: 3-way catalytic converter, feedback fuel-air-ratio control, EGR
Exhaust system: Dual exhaust
Oil capacity: 4.4 qt.
Gear type: 5-speed manual with overdrive
Clutch: Hydraulic (vacuum assist)
1st gear ratio: 3.214:1 man / 2.785 auto
2nd gear ratio: 1.925:1 / 1.545 auto
3rd gear ratio: 1.302:1 / 1.00 auto
4th gear ratio: 1.000:1/ 0.694 auto
5th gear ratio: 0.752:1 / na auto
Reverse gear ratio: 3.369:1 / 2.272 auto
Final drive ratio: 3.692:1 Viscous coupled limited slip differential
Body & Chassis  
Drive wheels: Rear wheel drive
Weight distribution: 54.5% front / 45.5% rear
Steering: Electronically controlled, twin orifice, vehicle speed sensitive, hydraulic power assisted rack and pinion; Super HICAS 4-wheel steering (turbo)
Turns lock-to-lock: 2.4
Materials: All-steel, monocoque body with DURASTEEL®
Front brakes: 4 piston vented discs w/ vacuum assist & ABS
Front brake size: 11" / 279 mm
Rear brakes: 2 piston vented discs w/ vacuum assist & ABS
Rear brake size: 11.7" / 297 mm
Front wheels: 16.0" x 7.5" / 40.6 x 19.1 cm 7.5JJ-16 cast aluminum alloy
Rear wheels: 16.0" x 8.5" / 40.6 x 21.6 cm 8.5JJ-16 cast aluminum alloy
Front tires: 225/50ZR-16 RBL Performance AS
Rear tires: 245/45ZR-16
Suspension: 4-wheel independent, multi-link with upper links, lower A-arms, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, front and rear stabilizer bars; 2-way driver-adjustable shock absorbers (turbo)
Front details: Independent, unequal length control arms with 2-piece hub, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear details: Independant, 1-diagonal link, 2-lateral links, 1 control arm (per side), coil springs, anti-roll bar
Fuel tank capacity: 19 gallons
EPA Mileage Estimates: Manual: 18 mpg city / 24 mpg hwy.
Automatic: 18 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy.
Range in miles: Manual: 336.6 mi. city / 448.8 mi. hwy.
Automatic: 336.6 mi. city / 430.1 mi. hwy.
Recommended fuel: Premium unleaded, 91 octane
Exterior Dimensions  
Curb weight: 3501 lbs
Length: 169.5"
Exterior width: 70.5"
Exterior height: 48.3"
Wheelbase: 96.5"
Front track: 58.9"
Rear track: 61.2"
Steering ratio:  
Turning radius: 34.1 ft.
Ground clearance:  
Interior Dimensions  
Front head room: 36.8"
Front leg room: 43"
Maximum cargo capacity: 24 cu. ft.
Maximum seating: 2


Seating & Interior: Bucket front seats
  2-way power with power reclining
Safety: 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  Dual front airbag restraints
  Driver front-impact side airbag
  Security system
Exterior Features: Rear wing spoiler
  Removable t-bar glass sunroof
  Dual power remote heated outside mirrors
  Front fog lights
Other Standard Features: Air conditioning
  AM/FM/Cassette Bose audio system
  Automatic climate control
  Intermittent wipers
  Cruise control
  Keyless entry system
  Lighted entry system
  Leather steering wheel
  Power windows
  Power locks
  Power antenna
  Rear window defroster
  Rear window wiper
  Remote trunk release

Thanks to the following sources for the information on this page. I compiled it all here because I wanted a centralized location where I could find any detail I want without searching the web every time. Some numbers were different from source to source, and in that case I went with the number that occured with the most frequency.

The 1990-1996 300ZX FAQ
The Z Car Club of Washington
Carboy's 300ZX Specifications
Derek's Exotic Cars
Nissan Appreciation Page
Someone's random Specs page