1990 Nissan 300ZX

The Nissan 300ZX has long been regarded as the great underachiever of its period. The iconic R32 Skyline GT-R was the Nissan sports coupe sought after by everyone (at least in Japan) in the early 1990s, while the Z32 was in production. If you couldn’t afford the Skyline, you had to settle with the less expensive S13 and subsequently S14 Silvia/US 240SX chassis. The Fairlady/300ZX was a type of middle child sandwiched between the latter. In this post, we will cover the 1990 Nissan 300ZX.

On paper, it was a fantastic vehicle. The top-of-the-line model was a twin-turbo, two-seater with lots of flair and road presence. Even yet, the Z32 Fairlady was possibly the neglected member of the classic Z-car family history. Suppose there was one Nissan 300ZX that could embody all that was ever changed, one that might revolutionize the world’s otherwise ordinary recollection of the fourth-generation Z. In that case, it might be Vincent DeLuca’s.

Overview of the 1990 Nissan 300ZX:

  • 2 Dr GS Hatchback
  • 2 Dr 2+2 Hatchback
  • 2 Dr Turbo Hatchback

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 1990 Nissan 300ZX is still a quick vehicle by today’s standards, particularly in twin-turbocharged form, where 0-60mph can be accomplished in under five seconds. Because of its powerful performance, this is another reason why the 300ZX has a better chance of becoming a true classic. While not all performance vehicles become classics, there is little question that automobiles of this kind have a greater propensity to become so over time. Even by today’s standards, this is hardly a sluggish acceleration:

When compared to some of its contemporaries, the 300ZX’s handling โ€“ or at least grip โ€“ was possibly the most “difficult” feature in terms of performance. Because it lacked AWD, the 300ZX couldn’t grip as effectively as the 3000GT or Skyline GT-R. The 300ZX has a reputation for being a handful in slippery circumstances, which is something to keep in mind if you’re thinking about purchasing one for yourself.

Design, Comfort, and Quality

JDM front fascia, grille, smoked corner lights, 3-piece tail lights, third brake light panel; spinFAB custom carbon-kevlar lower splitter, carbon-fiber fog-light brake cooling ducts; laser-etched Fairlady Z license plate bracket 6000K HID conversion kit for OEM projector headlights; shaved rear bumper rock guard, side skirt rock guard, and rear wiper; rolled and pulled fenders; relocated rear bumper tabs; trimmed front fender liner; stainless steel complete under the engine belly pan.

Nissan began with a blank slate in 1990. Despite having a 5-inch larger wheelbase and being 2 inches wider, the 1990 model was just over an inch shorter than the vehicle it replaced. All kinds of new technology hid behind the wonderfully curved new sheet metal, as well as a return to a simple set of white-on-black instruments.

Carbon-fiber-backed Porsche Carrera GT/GT3 seats; spinFAB custom seat brackets and sliders; full black leather trim kit with red stitching, shifter boot, steering wheel rewrap, emergency brake boot; JDM black leather shift knob; one-off dash unit with integrated 52mm wideband air/fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, and vacuum gauge; iPod installation and wiring in the central console; engraved 300ZX logo on metal door sills


  • Height: 49.4 in
  • Length: 169.5 in
  • Width: 70.9 in
  • Curb weight: 3414 lbs
  • Passenger volume: N/A
  • Trunk volume: 18.4 cubic feet

Engine type: Twin-turbocharged inter-cooled DOHC 24-valve V-6

Vehicle type: Sports car

Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 18.7 gal


  • Zero to 130 mph: 28.4 sec
  • Zero to 100 mph: 15.2 sec
  • Zero to 60 mph: 6.1 sec
1990 Nissan 300ZX

Nissan 300ZX 1990 Factory Service Manual

Detailed service manuals for the Nissan 300ZX 1990 are available, and they cover every element of the vehicle’s functioning in great detail. The 300ZX Repair Manual includes in-depth information on the following subject matters:

  • Foreword
  • General information
  • Engine
  • Transmission & driveline
  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Steering
  • Restraints
  • Ventilation, heater & air conditioner
  • Body interior
  • Body exterior, doors, roof & vehicle security
  • Driver controls
  • Electrical & power control
  • Driver information & multimedia
  • Cruise control
  • Maintenance

Nissan repair manuals are intended for use by technicians and car dealers who perform maintenance and repairs on the brand’s vehicles. Using these service manuals, the owner may be certain that any automotive maintenance or repairs will be completed accurately and effectively on their vehicle.

Nissan 300ZX 1990 โ€” Owner’s Manual

When a buyer purchased a new car, the 1990 Nissan 300ZX Owners Manual (found in the glove box) included all of the vehicle’s critical information for future use and maintenance.

  • Instruments and controls
  • Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • Starting and driving
  • Appearance and care
  • Maintenance and do-it-yourself
  • Technical and consumer information

The Nissan 300ZX owner’s manual has been written to meet the needs of automobile enthusiasts, and it will advise them on when and how to make use of the various features and functions available to them in their vehicles.