In the 1960s, Nissan had a roadster car with the name Datsun Sports, or Datsun Fairlady in its home country of Japan.
However, on this day his successor in the Land of the Rising Sun changes to Fairlady Z, with the alternative name 370Z for the rest of the world. So, what does the ‘Z’ appendage mean in the name Fairlady? Let us discuss a little about the history of the birth of the Nissan Fairlady Z
The birth of Nissan Z began when Nissan was about to give birth to the successor of the Datsun Fairlady to be launched in 1970.
In the 1960s, the Datsun Fairlady had a small roadster concept. However, the designer in charge of Fairlady’s successor, Yoshihiko Matsuo, drastically overhauled the Nissan Fairlady concept into a GT car.
In fact, the successor to the Datsun Fairlady does not have an open roof model, where Datsun Fairlady always comes without a roof.
This was taken considering that a small roadster design car was sluggish and lost to a hatchback car, while GT cars were in vogue, but the price was a little high.
Therefore, Matsuo intends to give birth to a GT car at an affordable price, with an engine size and dimensions larger than the Datsun Fairlady.
As a result of this change in segmentation, Nissan also added the letter Z, and gave birth to the Nissan Fairlady Z.
It’s just that, when the Nissan Fairlady was finished, apparently the United States Nissan boss at the time, Yutaka Katayama, didn’t like the Fairlady name, because it was considered too feminine and didn’t sell.
Initially, the whole world would get a car called the Nissan Fairlady Z, but the steps that Katayama took to make the car nicknamed Fairlady Z were only sold in the Land of Sakura, while the whole world got another name.
In fact, Katayama was willing to get rid of the “Fairlady” emblem from the first Nissan Z cars to come from Japan with his own hands.
Finally it was decided, since the first Nissan Fairlady Z carried an engine with a capacity of 2,400 cc, the whole world except Japan got the Nissan 240Z, and this tradition continues to this day with the Nissan 270Z with a 3.7 liter V6 engine.
This car is very popular with many people, even most of them choose this car for drifting. In Indonesia, there are also many fans of Fairlady Z, what’s more, the 350Z series is their dream drifting racing car.
This time we will discuss the modification of the Nissan Fairlady 350Z belonging to “Aldy Bosar”. This 350Z car uses a Rocket Bunny body kit with a very cool wide body design and made from full carbon. On the front wheels, Aldy uses Lenso Project D wheels with a width of 10.5 ”wrapped in GT Radial tires with a width of 265 35. In the calipers he uses the AP Racing brand and the gaps with the wheels are very thin.
For the rear wheels, use the same brand with a width of 11 “wrapped in a GT Radial of the same size. Only the rear wheels are painted black, and inside it uses double AP Racing brand calipers and 350Z original calipers.
On the back of the 350Z, it uses a ducktail from Rocket Bunny with carbon material which also makes this car look cooler. The rear diffuser is not installed as this car uses the base bar.
Then into the interior, this car is specially modified for drifting so that the interior also looks empty and nothing, only important parts are installed even this car doesn’t use AC anymore. The steering wheel and panels have been modified to make it a drifting car worthy of the circuit.
Then in the engine sector, this car uses a 2JZ VVTI engine but not the usual 2JZ, this engine has been stroke up using a braincrower stroke up kit 3400, making the cc of this car 3400cc, wow. Of course all the parts in this car have been replaced with aftermarket parts, looking at a machine with a cc of this size it is likely that this car has a power above 600hp.
Indeed, the Nissan Fairlady Z series supports drifting needs with its wide body design making this car popular with many drifting lovers, in Indonesia itself many people also use the Z series for their drifting needs, even though most of them use machines that are not standard. Nissan again. Usually they swap with the Toyota Supra engine or better known as the 2JZ code, because the engine is very easy to modify to high cc.
Do you think that you also want to own this Nissan Z series?