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1993 Nissan 300ZX 'Targa' Twin Turbo Coupe
|2960cc V6 twin turbo
|Five speed manual
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Launched in 1989, Nissan’s Z32 300ZX was the fourth generation of the famous Z-car, a completely fresh design featuring an all-aluminium 24-valve 3 litre V6 engine, a decent handling chassis boasting five-link independent rear suspension, and radical new bodywork that retained the model’s signature Targa roof. Although several markets received a twin-turbo version of the V6, Australian buyers were limited to a 168kW naturally-aspirated version of this sweet revving unit, paired with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions. The Z32 was packed with technology under the bonnet and an extensive list of luxury features inside such as electronic climate control air conditioning, central locking, electronic remote control on the mirrors, power windows, halogen headlamps, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, handbrake lever and gear knob, all of which gave the car a quality feel in keeping with the hefty price tag. Available in the UK, across Europe and in the domestic market, the Z32 twin turbocharged (TT) variant was upgraded with Garrett AiResearch parallel twin-turbochargers and dual intercoolers, producing 224 kW at 6400 rpm and 384 Nm of torque at 3600 rpm. Twin turbocharged Z32s were two-seaters only and featured both adjustable two mode suspension and the four-wheel steering system called "Super HICAS" (High Capacity Actively Controlled Steering), first introduced on the R31 Nissan Skyline. Well received after the gawky awkwardness of the 280ZX, the Nissan 300ZX has now matured nicely and is being looked upon as a modern classic in waiting.