SEMA 2018: The Zs of SEMA, offered without comment

Ever since Sung Kang’s “Fugu Z” won Best of Show, Datsuns have been increasingly prevalent at SEMA, the biggest aftermarket trade show in the world. In fact, the number of classic Zs handily outnumber new ones, and Nissan even brought one of their own. Of course, that means that now, a few years on, everything must be taken to the logical extreme. Some we liked, some we didn’t. Others raise the question, at what point does a Z cease to be a Z? Here is a gallery of every Z we saw at SEMA this year.

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14 Responses to SEMA 2018: The Zs of SEMA, offered without comment

  1. Sean Dezart says:

    At what point does a Z cease to be a Z?

    1st clue : when it no longer has an L-gata.
    2nd : When there is less than 50% of the original body showing.
    3rd : when the original chassis is replaced leaving merely an outer ‘Z-skin’.

    Discuss. 🙂

    • Ben Hsu says:

      50 percent? You are a generous man! 🙂

    • Dave says:

      I understand the love and purity of the L-series but I don’t see why you couldn’t consider it a Z if it had another engine, especially if it’s in the Nissan family. You’re saying if it had an RB, it’s no longer a Z? I can’t go that far. I like even an SR swap, even if it’s not an I6 and even though people say it’s overplayed and doesn’t sound good. Nissan has yet to produce a better 4cyl.

  2. Cesariojpn says:

    You guys forgot the brown 260Z at the Prestone booth by North Hall.

  3. alvin says:

    Don’t hold back on us JNC! With comment, please!

  4. Rotsun77 says:

    Anyone who puts under glow on a Z (or any car for that matter) should be taken out back and beat with a bat.

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