1977 Datsun 260Z with a Turbo Ford Barra Inline-Six

1977 Datsun 260Z with a turbo Barra inline-six

This 1977 Datsun 260Z was built by Daniel from Boosted Brothers Customs in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Daniel considered using a Nissan RB-series inline-six when the project started, however he went with a Ford Barra inline-six because of its power potential and because he’s never seen a 260Z with one. The turbocharged 4.0 L … Read more

Datsun 260Z with a LS3 V8

1974 Datsun 260Z with a LS3 V8

This 1974 Datsun 260Z was built to drift by Alex Grimm. The 260Z was previously powered by a 13B-REW that made 280 horsepower connected to a R15M-D transmission from a RX-7 FD. However he swapped the rotary for a 6.2 L LS3 V8 that makes 500 horsepower and 485 lb-ft of torque. The transmission was … Read more

Datsun 260Z with a RB26DETT

Datsun 260Z with a RB26DETT

This is Charles Warland’s 1975 Datsun 260Z from Queensland, Australia. He started with an orange rolling shell and over three years turned it into what you see. The engine is a Nissan 2.6 L RB26DETT built by Peter McDonald which produces 678 horsepower (506 kw) and 548 lb-ft (743 Nm) of torque running on E85 … Read more

Datsun 260Z with a 2JZ-GTE

Datsun 260Z with a 2JZ-GTE

Rolando stopped by The Smoking Tire to let Matt drive his Datsun 260Z. Under the hood sits a 2JZ-GTE sourced from a Toyota Aristo that still retains the factory sequential twin-turbo setup. On the dyno the engine made 395 horsepower to the wheels on 18 psi of boost. Behind the engine sits a 300ZX five-speed … Read more