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World's Fastest 350Z

Discussion in '350Z/370Z General' started by Mr.F, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. pmac

    pmac Well-Known Forum User

    OIGH!!!! we are all really nice people off forum!!! And we're Brits not Eurotrash!!:eek:
    There is not much point in us going on our own, we would never get out of the airport , let alone find any S30s. Just factor in your fees to the overall price of the trip!!!:D
     
  2. pmac

    pmac Well-Known Forum User

    Just enjoy the vid Completewally and dont worry about Albrecht.
    Off forum he too is a really nice guy, just like the rest of us.
    He does however have his faults!!!! And this thread is the perfect illustration of them!!!:D
    MrF ,Albrecht and others(even me) have wide ranging interests in the Zed world.
    Most of us know more about the US scene than the Japanese scene. Thats mainly because of the language barrier most of us face in accessing Japanese sources.
    Thats not a problem for Albrecht. It is for the rest of us and we rely on him and others like author Brian Long to interpret for us and bring us a flavour of the fascinating world of Zeds in Japan.
    I was lucky in 2000 to meet some Japanese owners AND their cars at the US National Zclub convention in Las Vegas, but was totally frustrated in my efforts to engage in conversation of any real depth due to the "language problem":mad:

    IF ONLY Albrecht would head up a Japanese trip??? Stuff of dreams I think.:confused:
     
  3. Mr.F

    Mr.F
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    Not to take anything away from those S30s linked to (they are, after all, full-bodied genuine S30 racers), but for comparison we should consider that the "350Za-like" is reaching 346.14 kph in 0.4 km and 290 kph is "only" 180 mph. I've had UK Z owners claim to have exceeded that on the A1M :rolleyes: . Probably in the rush hour, too...
     
  4. Mr.F

    Mr.F
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    Put my name on the provisional list please...
     
  5. grolls

    grolls Well-Known Forum User

    sorry for the miss edit but i read it as your organizing it for 2006....cheers mate!!!!!!!:D lol
     
  6. zbloke

    zbloke Well-Known Forum User

    Drag Racing Vids

    If you have a look at THIS thread on zcar.com there are some links to Z's drag racing in Japan

    Tim
     
  7. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Actually, they were both road registered and driven to the event at Yatabe, and driven back again. They were also real S30-series Z cars with L-series engines.

    Yes. "Only" 180 mph :rolleyes:

    So, what's next for the Super Pro "350Z"? Are they going to paint a picture of it on the side of a 747-400 to claim over 500 mph cruising speed and and altitude record at the same time? :eek: ;)
     
  8. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    I still haven't found any super-high top speeds for real Z33s, but I have to admit that this particular model hasn't exactly been the focus of my attention since it came out.......

    Did however remind myself of two earlier models ( a Z31 and Z32 ) - both tuned by R.S.Yamamoto in Japan - which I personally passengered in whilst living over there. See pics below:

    The white Z31 belonged to my old friend Tomohiro Uchino, who was a mechanic with R.S.Yamamoto. He travelled with RSY to Bonneville in 1991, when they attempted to to break the class record with a stock-bodied Z32. They managed 395.6 km/h but had lots of tyre problems which stopped them from going any faster. Both cars were road-registered and driven on the street in Japan.........

    In the next class up that year at Bonneville, the JUN Z32 took a class record with a 419.19 km/h run.
     

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  9. veilside z

    veilside z Well-Known Forum User

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  10. Mr.F

    Mr.F
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    The Japanese vids have a run-off area that combines Sean's requirement for handling with drag racing skill! Scary...

    Sad quote from one contributor:

    Albrecht - bring us the details of the nine-second quarter S30 engined cars from Japan with the details on engine spec and build sheet - I know someone ready to attack this goal in the U.K. Could be a Street Legal Z in the next Jap Show Pro Shootout?
     
  11. Mr.F

    Mr.F
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    The logo at the top of the page says "One Club, all the Cars" - this embodies the current philosophy of The Z Club. It should never be the intention of one model group to be deliberately putting down another unless the smile on the face and the tongue in the cheek are clearly visible.:)
     
  12. grolls

    grolls Well-Known Forum User

    and i wonder what words were running through his mind as the car started to go sideways?..*$&*$*$%& hell possibly
     
  13. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Last time I looked, this place was known as a "Forum". Which makes it a place of debate, no?

    So, am I not allowed to point out that the car in question is not really what it claims to be? That's the crux of the debate here. I suppose that if everyone just said "Wow, that's fantastic...." etc then the thread would be less "depressing" for some people?

    Healthy debate is the lifeblood of a Forum like this. If it works properly, everybody learns something from it and it makes the Forum stronger.
     
  14. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    That's why I didn't mention them. I've been posting details of fast cars that use their original production body / chassis unit and engine as a base. That's the whole point...........
     
  15. grolls

    grolls Well-Known Forum User

    if it was a boring thread it wouldn't have such a large number of hits in such a short period of time... a healthy thread indeed!
     
  16. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Time to update the Forum then.

    There's a whole group of cars that are left out of the Forum section headings. Are they being deliberately put down, or is it just ignorance?
     
  17. grolls

    grolls Well-Known Forum User

    probably a little of both but also included would be the fear of the unknown and those feathered caps would be somewhat plucked!:eek:

    i have said before that the club needs to expand, but alass it was ignored!

    oh well, back to polishing my petrol tank!:rolleyes:
     
  18. zedhead260

    zedhead260 Well-Known Forum User

    Was that Andy Zhead I saw in the background removing the VIN plate off that car ???

    :D:D
     
  19. veilside z

    veilside z Well-Known Forum User

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  20. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Race classes and regulations are supposed to sort that kind of stuff out, aren't they?

    Get into anything more than 'OEM' and it all becomes a matter of degree - a point which I'm sure you would agree on.

    But the '350Z' in question is hard to quantify in such parameters as it never even started life as a '350Z', did it?

    We are still going round in circles here. Bottom line ( as far as I am concerned, anyway ) is that the car that is the subject of this thread is NOT a '350Z' to any quantifiable degree.
     

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