This Datsun 240Z Gives A Rocket Feeling
“Racing, it’s not about the race—it’s about the trip” says Taz Harvey. “I mean, the trip is fabulous. Going down there, living in Mexico for two weeks, it’s an adventure.” Beginning with a well-handling Datsun 510 for the La Carrera Panamericana, Harvey realized after a few years of strong results that a faster car was needed to challenge for outright stage victories—and maybe eventually—a win. “The natural progression was the Z,” he said. This one actually came to him—some customers at the dealer he was at wanted to trade it in on a used pickup truck before converting it from an automatic-equipped street car to a 240Z ready for road rallying. “It has about 220 horsepower at the wheels—for 2,400-lbs, it gets with the program pretty good…” Harvey says. “On crowned roads in Mexico, when you’re going 100 mph, you’re constantly putting in steering input. That’s what makes it exciting…you’re really going fast.” Last year, Harvey and co-driver Rudy Vadjak finished first in Histórica B and sixth overall. Drive Tastefully® http://Petrolicious.com http://facebook.com/Petrolicious
240z vs 911 Carrera Vintage Autodromo Monterrey
Datsun 240z 1971 vs Porsche 911 1974 en Carrera Vintage ( Agosto ) en el Autodromo Monterrey 2010
Furious Outlaws - Sung Kang and Magnus Walker
I recently had the opportunity to meet up with Sung Kang and drive his Datsun 240z, called the FuguZ, on my favorite road Angeles Crest highway. It was a cool day swapping cars and driving something different in the crest for a change. My favorite thing about this car was that it revved to 9000rpm! Thanks to Freddie at Newcomb's Ranch for having us by and Sung for letting me drive the fuguZ.
Datsun 240z vs Nissan GTR
This is a homebuilt twin turbo " blow through " system on a 409 cubic inch Chevy small block engine in a 72 Datsun 240 z. The car is Street Legal due to emission excemptions and is used for cruising, car shows, and drag racing. It is a Sleeper since it uses a full Exhaust system and mufflers.