While we await the next Nissan Z‘s arrival, and the new era of Nissan is has promised, with engaging, fun to drive cars and bright 90s hues. However, if you want to actually drive the king of 90s Nissans, here’s a 700-horsepower IMSA GTO race car for sale.
The race-winning 300ZX-based machine is built on a bespoke chromoly tubular space frame chassis, Number 004 of seven built by Clayton Cunningham Racing. “Based” is a loose term here, because the tail lamps are the only thing shared with a production Z32.
The carbon composite body sits on 18-inch BBS centerlock wheels wrapped in voluptuous Eagle Goodyear slicks measuring 25.5×12 inches up front and 28.5×14.5 inches at the rear. Driving the wheels is an aluminum block, 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged race-spec V6.
Aside from the Motec digital dash, the cockpit is frozen in time; with a quick release Momo wheel, exposed carbon fiber transmission tunnel, and the same analog gauges read by Steve Millen and Jeremy Dale during the car’s dogfights with Mazda RX-7s and Ferrari F40 LMs.
Between 1990 and 1991, chassis 004 would secure endurance wins at Road America and Watkins Glen, along with two other victories, seven pole positions, two fastest laps, and a 93 percent finishing record.
With the current bid Bring a Trailer at a hair under $500,000, this Z32 currently costs $470,000 more than what a clean road-legal Z32 is likely to fetch. But you also get a priceless piece of Nissan racing history.