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A Project Nissan 370Z And A 1970 Datsun 240Z Battle On The Track – Video

By   April 19, 2013

The Nissan 370Z owes its roots to the Datsun 240Z. In its day the Datsun 240Z was a fantastic sports car that really started the whole Japanese sports car craze in the United States. However, a 40 year old car can’t really keep up with all the technology in a new Nissan 370Z.

This video doesn’t pit two stock cars against each other. No, both cars are modified for better performance and one would think that even with mods the new car would win hands down. However, the 70’s sports car has had a heart transplant and features a newer RB26 engine under the hood.

Can a heavily modified older car keep up with a newer performance car? Checkout the video to find out.

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Porsche 944 Turbo Against Its Japanese Rivals – Video

By   April 12, 2013

Back in the 80’s the styling and performance of the Porsche 944 was so popular that it brought on a host of competitors. Most of these competitors were from Japan and they attempted to have performance and style as close to the Porsche as possible. The 944 Turbo was the top of the line in ’86 and many thought it may totally change the purist’s view toward the front engined cars.

This classic video from Motorweek from 1986 pits the turbocharged 944 against its Japanese rivals. The video shows a test of all the cars on the track. The interesting thing to note, is that today you can get a Porsche 944 Turbo for under $10,000 and that is a lot of car for the money. All of these cars are still saught after by different groups of enthusiasts.

Source: Jalopnik

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