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GTR
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There were Two models of the 260Z sold in the U.S. The first half had lower power due to Emissions regulations. A more powerful version was available during the second half of production destined to the U.S. market. Some regard the first half of 260Z's as the least desirable of the two models, because of the reduced performance. This has resulted in lower prices on average for the early model 260Z.[citation needed]

The 260Z also claimed a few improvements over the 240Z. The climate controls were more sensibly laid out and easier to work. There was additional stiffness in the chassis due to a redesign of the chassis rails which were larger and extended further back than in the 240Z. The American model also featured heavier, safer, impact-absorbing bumpers.

Cosmetic changes included a redesigned dashboard and console, seat trim, and door panels for the interior, as well as redesigned rear tail lights and the front blinkers were relocated to inside the grill.


Specifications

* Engine: 2.6 L (≈159 cu in) L26 I6, cast-iron block, alloy head, seven-bearing crankshaft, single overhead camshaft
o Displacement: 156.6 cu in (2565 cc)
o Bore: 83.0 mm (3.3 in)
o Stroke: 79.0 mm (3.1 in)
o Compression Ratio: 8.3:1 (93 oct)
* Fuel System: Mechanical fuel pump, twin Hitachi HMB 46 W 1.75 in (44.4 mm) SU-type carburetors
* Power: 162 hp (121 kW) at 5600 rpm
* Torque: 157 ftlbf (213 Nm) at 4400 rpm
* Transmission: Four-speed manual or three-speed automatic
* Brakes:
o Front: 10.7 in (271.8 mm) discs front
o Rear: 9.0 in (228.6 mm) X 1.6 in (40.6 mm) drums rear, servo assisted
* Suspension:
o Front: Independent with MacPherson struts, lower wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar
o Rear: Independent with MacPherson struts, lower wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers
* Steering: Rack and Pinion, 2.7 turns lock to lock
* Wheels/ Tires: 4.5J-14 steel wheels with 175 SR 14 tyres
* Top Speed: 127 mph (204 km/h)
* 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h): 8.0 sec
* Fuel consumption: 20 mpg-US (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg-imp) to 28 mpg-US (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp)
* Engine oil (sump): 9.0 Imp pints (5.1 liters/10.7 US pints)











clarkma5
All of your pictures are of modified ones...

After the 240, I'm not sure the 260 was really cool. Neutral.
GTR
QUOTE(clarkma5 @ May 3 2009, 07:00 PM) *
All of your pictures are of modified ones...

After the 240, I'm not sure the 260 was really cool. Neutral.


sorry, these were the only pictures I could find that would possibly pique someone's interest
Razor
I'm not sure the difference between the 240, 260, and 280... I hear a lot more about the 240Z and 280Z though. Will refrain from voting until then.
Lancer007
I'm guessing that it's just an improvement on the 240z and the 280z is the next generation of this. That assumption being made. It's an ok car, for some reason I just can't help but think, "Why not just get a 280z or 1st gen 300zx?" Neutral.
Dr. Strangelove
I think it was a 2.4 liter straight six in the 240 and a 2.6 in the 260z. Could be wrong though.
moe
A very, very pretty car. Cool.
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