Best Nissan Sports Cars Of All The Time: Nissan has always had a good sports car or two in production to satisfy that automotive enthusiasts itch. Pretty much anyone who knows anything about the world of automobiles knows about Nissan’s Z cars SXs and GT-RS. I ranked the Best Nissan Sports Cars Of All The Time Let us know what is your favorite Nissan Sports Car Of All The Time In The Comments Box Below.
Best Nissan Sports Cars Of All The Time
01. Nissan R 390 GT 1
In the mid 1990s, if a manufacturer wanted to race in the top tier at the 24 hours of Le Mans, the race car had to be based on a road going vehicle. This led to crazy one of creations like the Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR, Porsche 911 GT 1 and Nissan R 390 GT 1. With a 3.5 liter V-8 hooked up to a sequential six speed transmission sending power to the rear wheels, the R 390 GT 1 looked like a Le Mans prototype for the streets because, well, it was. Only two cars were ever built, but one is in the hands for a private owner.
02. Nissan Skyline GT-R R32-R34
There would be no modern GT-R if it weren’t for the R32, R33 and R34 Skyline GT-RS. The R32, R33, R34 codes signify the three generations of Skyline GT-RS that were sold from 1989 until 202. Based on the Skyline coupe and sedan, these unsuspecting all wheel drive cars could beat a lot of impressive machinery on the street and the truck. With the exception of a few one off specials like the 400 R, all versions of the Skyline GT-R used a turbocharged 2.6 liter six cylinder engine.
03. Nissan 280ZX/300ZX Turbo
The Nissan ZX cars would replace the original Z cars in 1978. The first model was the 280ZX that came with a 2.8 liter six cylinder engine making 145 hp. In 1981, a turbocharger would be added as an option, increasing power to 180 hp. In 1993, a second generation ZX arrived, now offering a 3.0 liter V-6 in naturally aspirated or turbocharged from. By the end of this model’s run, the turbo engine made anywhere from 200 to 227 hp depending on the market. Nissan 280ZX/300ZX Turbo is the also member of this list ‘best nissan sports cars of all the time’.
04. Nissan Silvia Spec R Aero
For the final version of the Silvia, Nissan saved the company’s best special edition for last. Called the Spec-R, this hot rod version of the Silvia may have used the same 250 hp, 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine as some other Silvia’s at the time, but a lot of other components were changed. The body and chassis structures were reinforced, the five speed manual was ditched in favor of the six speed manual, the brakes were upgraded and four wheel steering was available. Also available was an Aero package that included a massive rear wing.
05. Nissan 350 Z / 37 Z
After a brief hiatus,the Nissan Z car returned in 2002 as the 350 Z. Powered by a 3.5 liter V-6 making 287 hp, the Z was a two seat sports car wearing sexy, modern styling for its time. By 2008, the 350 Z made 306 hp, better matching its competition at the time. In 2009, the next generation of modern Z cars came out, called the 370 Z. The 370 referred to the increase in engine displacement for the V-6 engine, now measuring 3.7 liters. Power was up to 332 hp and the car was actually smaller and lighter than the 350 Z. And for even more performance, the is the 350 hp Nissan 370 Z NISMO.
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