2JZ Powered Datsun 260Z Is an Awesome Build

The Datsun 260Z, or the Fairlady Z, is one damn sexy Japanese coupe, borrowing much of the 70’s European cars design while coming at a considerably lower price than a Jaguar E-Type for example.
2JZ Datsun 260Z 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
However, one of its flaws if you want to get one now is the fact that it has a very weak engine and you can get dusted by a hot-hatch any day. The Japanese version came with an inline-six engine making 130 hp while the US version was powered by a slightly more powerful 140 hp unit.

But as the time passes some of those ponies die and a non-refurbished engine now will probably spit out around 120 or less horses, which is kinda sad if the rest of the car looks pretty new after a restoration.

There are people out there putting small block V8’s in them but we say it’s better to keep its Japanese spirit and fit it with a good ol’ 2JZ straight from a Supra like this guy here did in the video.

He completely rebuilt a 1974 260Z, fitted it with a 2JZ turbocharged engine, a roll cage and other performance parts making for a pretty interesting built. He also put together some shots with the whole project going in the video bellow. Too bad it’s just a slideshow.

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