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The Datsun 280Z, also called the Nissan Fairlady Z (S30), is a classic two-seater/2+2 sports coupe produced between 1975 and 1978.

Description[]

The Datsun 280Z is a sports coupe/2+2 produced between 1975 and 1978. Released in the United States market for the 1975 model year, the 280Z's engine size was increased to 2.8L (2,753 cc) as part of a further effort to keep the S30 models sporting in the face of increasingly stringent U.S. emission and safety requirements. The new 2.8L inline-6 engine, known as the L28E, included a new, reliable Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection system.

The L28E is a cast-iron block, alloy head inline-6 engine with a seven-bearing crankshaft and a single overhead camshaft. Bore and stroke are 86.1×79.0 mm (3.39×3.11 in), and the compression ratio is 8.3:1. The L28E for the 280Z produces 170 hp (127 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 163 ft·lb (221 N·m) at 4,400 rpm. The Datsun 280Z comes with either a four-speed manual, five-speed manual, or three-speed automatic; all transmissions deliver power to the rear wheels.

In 1977 and 1978, respectively, Datsun offered the "Zap/Zap Z" and "Black Pearl" special editions.

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Summary[]

The Datsun 280Z was added in the Car Mastery Update as a low Class C Mastery car with the following statistics:

  • Starting rank: 784
    • This was changed to 936 in the ? update
  • MAX rank: 1184 (+400)
  • MAX+PRO rank: 1409 (+225)
  • Tuning Kit bonus: +74
    • This was changed to +41 in the ? update
  • Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 625
    • This was changed to 440 in the ? update
    • This was changed to 112 in the Hot Winter Season Update
  • Upgrade rank percentages: 10/60/10/20
  • Nitro Efficiency: 9/14/19

As of the Hot Winter Season Update, the Datsun 280Z is now a low Class D car.

Performance[]

The Datsun 280Z has a stat build that is a combination of that of the Camaro Z/28 and Volkswagen Beetle Turbo from Class D; it has better handling than the Camaro Z/28, better acceleration than the Volkswagen Beetle Turbo and better drifting than both. It also shares their Audi R8 e-tron styled build, with a high powered nitro stat and a below-average top speed stat. Unfortunately, this means it also inherits their low nitro efficiency.

Being reliant on both top speed and nitro, the Datsun 280Z requires skill and an Extra Tank to use effectively. The Datsun 280Z has acceleration that rivals that of the DS Survolt (with a Nitro Starter), although not as powerful as the Porsche 959 and Donkervoort D8 GTO. The Datsun 280Z also has very good handling and very good drifting. Overall, the Datsun 280Z is a very good car with only one but big disadvantage: its low nitro efficiency. When triple boosted, the Datsun 280Z becomes much better, taking advantage of its increased acceleration and its large Tuning Kit bonus, while mostly mitigating its weak nitro efficiency.

The Datsun 280Z can be seen as a low Class C version of the Mazda RX-8. Both have similar performance in acceleration, top speed, drifting, nitro efficiency, and some form of gameplay restriction.

Usage[]

Note: The following section is based on the Datsun 280Z's performance prior to the Showdown Update. The Datsun 280Z's low starting rank and large Tuning Kit bonus suggest it is a Multiplayer-biased car. However, this car is not commonly used in Multiplayer, due to being worse than many cheaper Multiplayer cars.

Unlike several Multiplayer Cars, including the Camaro Z/28, Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI, Renault DeZir, and Ford F-150, the Datsun 280Z does not have the advantage of a starting rank below 600. Therefore, unlike these five cars, the Datsun 280Z is forced to race at a higher level, losing the ability of these cars to prey on inexperienced players.

At rank 800, the Datsun 280Z is a poor choice, traveling very slowly due to being in its default state. At rank 900, the Datsun 280Z begins to pick up speed; it is already faster than both the Mazda 6 and Nissan Juke Nismo at this rank. However, the Porsche 959 is the king at this rank, causing the Datsun 280Z to lose many races. Therefore, similarly to the Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, the Datsun 280Z becomes only remotely viable at a rank higher than 1100.

Similarly to the Camaro Z/28 and Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, a nitro-tune is not recommended for Multiplayer. Instead, an equal weighting of top speed and nitro upgrades is recommended.

The Datsun 280Z, similar to the Camaro Z/28, has limited utility outside of Multiplayer. It is extremely expensive to upgrade (even more so than the Camaro Z/28) and difficult to obtain for new players. This prevents it being a starter car or a Time-Limited Event car.

The Datsun 280Z counts towards the Retro collection. A total of 7 Tuning Kits and 3 Class S Upgrades are awarded when both versions are completed.

Price[]

The Datsun 280Z was unlocked after reaching Licenses 650.

As of the Hot Winter Season Update, upgrades require 55 of each Common Tires Common Tires, Common Suspension Common Suspension, Common Drivetrain Common Drivetrain, and Common Exhaust Common Exhaust, 160 Datsun 280Z Kit Datsun 280Z Kit and Fusion Coins 800,000.

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Class C
AC 378 GT Z Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Bentley Continental GT V8 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker™ Jaguar F-Type Project 7 BMW M6 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 Beltoise BT01 TVS Apache RR 310 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI Sbarro Alcador Maserati GranTurismo Sport Ariel Atom V8 Rezvani Beast Alpha Nissan 370Z Special Edition BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Porsche 718 Boxster S DMC DeLorean Neon Edition Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Sbarro Sparta Maserati Alfieri Onuk Sazan S Renault R5 Turbo 3EKTM X-Bow GTX 2023 Nissan Fairlady Z Aston Martin V12 Zagato Felino cB7 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Audi R8 LMS Ultra McLaren MP4/8 Lotus Evora Sport 410 Ducati Monster 1200 Yamaha YZF-R6 Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ Vencer Sarthe ED Design Torq Ford GT 2006 Ferrari 330 P4 Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) Marussia B2 Lucra L148 Nissan GT-R (R35) Porsche Cayman GT4 Rinspeed zaZen SIN R1 Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS TVR Sagaris Special Edition Ferrari F430 Ford Shelby GT500 Ferrari F50 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition Chevrolet Corvette C7 Maserati MC12 Ferrari 599XX Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Aston Martin Vantage 2018 Arrinera Hussarya Equus Bass 770 Lamborghini Asterion Rezvani Beast X Lotus E-R9 Bentley Continental GT3 Vanda Electrics Dendrobium Aston Martin V12 Vantage Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Anniversary Edition Ducati SuperSport S Yamaha FZ-10
Class B
MV Agusta F4 1000 R Mercedes-Benz Biome Volkswagen I.D. R Ferrari F40 Chevrolet SS Pininfarina H2 Speed Sbarro GT1 Falcon F7 Kepler Motion Lamborghini Estoque McLaren 12C Spider Infiniti Vision GT Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia Peugeot 9X8 Drako GTE Spyker C8 Preliator Tramontana XTR Porsche 911 GT3 RS Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Gangstar Vegas Ramona Rimac Concept One Arrinera Hussarya GT Aston Martin V12 Speedster Formula E Gen2 Ferrari 599XX Evo Lamborghini Egoista Ferrari F60 America Jaguar F-Type SVR Faraday Future FF 91 2.0 Futurist Alliance Ducati XDiavel S BMW S 1000 RR Lamborghini Sesto Elemento RUF RT 12 S RUF CTR 3 Mazzanti Evantra Mercedes-AMG GT3 Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS nanoFlowcell QUANT FE Jaguar C-X75 BXR Bailey Blade GT1 Ferrari FF Jaguar XJ220S Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series Cadillac 16 Concept 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports McLaren 570S Onuk Sazan LM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Porsche Carrera GT McLaren 650S GT3 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution Ferrari GTC4Lusso Ferrari F12berlinetta Ferrari LaFerrari Mosler GT3 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo Arrinera e-Hussarya Genty Akylone Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Jaguar XKR-S GT GT by CITROEN Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG Ferrari Monza SP1 Exotic Rides W70 Lotus Emira Zeus Twelve Sigma Volkswagen W12 BMW M4 GTS SCG 003S Ferrari 812 Superfast Techrules AT96 Track Version Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Zenvo ST1 Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 50th Edition Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo Lamborghini Aventador Coupé Lamborghini Huracán Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Special Edition Acura NSX GT3 Evo Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Zenvo TSR-S Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Nissan GT-R NISMO Suzuki Hayabusa
Class A
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR my2017 McLaren 675LT SSC Ultimate Aero XT Ferrari Enzo Ferrari 2015 GTA Spano Chrysler ME412 Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package McLaren P1™ GTR Weber Faster One W Motors Lykan HyperSport Koenigsegg Agera R Aston Martin DBS Superleggera GTA Spano Lamborghini Veneno Ferrari F8 Tributo Ferrari SF90 Stradale Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 Apollo N Ford GT 2017 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Spada Codatronca TSS Pagani Zonda R Aston Martin One-77 De Tomaso P72 Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid McLaren P1™ Rimac Concept S Savage Rivale GTR Peugeot Onyx Lamborghini Aventador SVJ NIO EP9 DS E-TENSE Performance Team Fordzilla P1 Lamborghini SC20 McLaren 720S GT3X Italdesign Zerouno Aston Martin Victor Ford GT Mk II Pagani Imola Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Pagani Huayra McLaren F1 XP-5 Apollo EVO Lamborghini Huracán STO Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design McLaren Elva Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Arash AF8 Falcon Edition Lotus Evija Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Chevrolet Camaro SS Independence Edition Porsche 911 GT3 RS Year of the Rabbit Edition Ferrari 296 GTB Lamborghini Diablo GT Dodge Dart X Edition Mercedes-Benz 2022 Showcar Vision AMG McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 9FF GT9 VMAXMcLaren 720S
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