People are different, and their tastes widely vary. It’s a simple fact of life. You may love to drive big trucks, while I prefer sleek and sexy sports cars. Today I’m talking to the sports car lovers out there.
If you’re looking for a car with power and speed, you’ve got to check out my list of Nissan’s best sports cars of all time. I have a passion for fast cars, and I hope I can get you as excited about this topic as I am!
· Nissan R390 GT1
This is the ultimate in rare Nissan sports cars. The R390 GT1 was a trail blazer in the mid-1990s—a road vehicle with the power of a race car. It ran on a 3.5-liter V8 engine accompanied by a 6-speed transmission. This car could hit speeds of up to 220 mph and was among the fastest cars of the 1990s. Simply put, it was built to be raced! Unfortunately, only two cars were ever built, so you’ll have a tough time getting your hands on one! One is on display in a museum, and the other was sold for $1,000,000 to a private collector.
· Nissan GT-R
The GT-R is an evolution of Nissan’s Skyline GT-R. It has been around since 2008, and is still going strong. In its most recent iteration, the two-door vehicle carries a turbo-charged 3.5-liter V8 engine, and it can produce up to 600 horsepower. In addition, it has all-wheel drive and a dual-clutch transmission system. The package adds up to an insanely fast and powerful little car.
· Nissan 280ZX/300ZX Turbo
The ZX cars and their predecessors (the Z cars) have been high-performance vehicles from the start. As you may be able to tell from the name, the original 280ZX was powered by a 2.8-liter 6-cylinder engine, which was later updated (for the 300ZX Turbo model) to a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. The 300ZX has been recognized on many “10 Best” lists published by Car and Driver.
· Nissan Juke-R
While other Nissan vehicles may come to mind when you hear the phrase “sports car,” I wanted to draw your attention to this (maybe unlikely) choice for this list. The Juke-R is a crossover with a twist. It includes the GT-R’s mechanics underneath the body of the Nissan Juke. It’s a combination that few would even dream of, but Nissan actually built it! This crossover is powered by a turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine, which can get up to 600 horsepower. Production was limited, so you may never see a Juke-R in person, but I think that’s part of its charm.
· Nissan 350Z/370Z
Naturally, I couldn’t leave the Nissan Z off the list. The 350Z and 370Z were the versions that came out in 2008 and 2009. By 2009, this already incredible model had received a power upgrade and now contained a 3.7-liter V6 engine that could produce up to 332 horsepower. This car is a beautifully designed 2-seater sports car.
The Coupe version of the 370Z was sold with all the benefits of modern technology—a 6-CD changer, automatic climate control, satellite radio, Bluetooth capability, and more. The Roadster version added a soft-top roof to the package, making the overall appearance of the car even nicer. In addition to the Coupe and the Roadster, there are many other special editions of the 370Z.
I hope you’re as excited about these cars as I am. When Nissan makes a sports car, they go full force and make some of the best on the market! There are plenty of other Nissan sports cars to choose from, and the company continues to deliver some of the best automobiles on the market.