The Nissan 240SX
Nissan makes killer sports cars. Sometimes it is not visible on the outside, sometimes you have to tweak a few things and then get driving to find out what a gem the car really is. The 240SX is one of those cars, ugly on the outside but a dream on the inside.
Introduced in America in 1988, this was the replacement car to the 200SX model, equipped with a 2.4 liter engine and dual overhead cams. This production retired car is still very popular today in the drifting circuit.
There are different kinds of motorsports, some related to speed and some related to handling. Drifting is a sport related to handling of a vehicle. There are professional drifting competitions held worldwide where contestants are judged on things such as spend, angle and showmanship. In general the driver must oversteer losing traction in the rear tires while managing control of the car through a complete corner.
Drifting in Video Games and Films
- The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift (movie)
- Absolute Drift (video game)
- Need For Speed ( video game)
Entry Level Sports Car
The basics are all the same
The 240SX was virtually all the same on the inside. There were primarily only changes in the body and appearance of the car which made it an easy to choose entry level sports car. One could simply pick out the style they liked the most and be certain that they got a good quality car. This car really was about picking color and style for the consumer.
1997 Angular Headlights
The car received another new look in 1997 when Nissan added angular headlights and curvier side sills. A new model was also born with a sunroof and leather seats. New, the 240SX wasn’t a good seller on the market, though it is prized on the second hand market.
Around the world car enthusiasts get together at clubs and races to show off their prices possessions. Often times the cars have been pimped out and jacked up to make them a visual experience as well as an astounding driving experience.
240SX.org is the top form for the models enthusiasts. This comprehensive resource offers everything sales to advice, to just all around bragging rights about how awesome your 240SX really is. Should you be searching factory user manuals or photographs of hot babes in bikinis on car hoods it is all here. Filled with links to tech information these enthusiasts really know there stuff. Get together, learn how to fix things on your car and join the global community of 240SX fans. Myth busting, game playing or meeting up the 240SX club has it all, and when your done chatting, get in your car and go driving.
This is a driver’s car. So get in it and drive. ( or when all else fails, break out the PlayStation and go drifting in Need For Speed)