Freestyle, Z Style: Daring to Be Different in a Datsun 240Z Restomod [Video]
Over the decades, theJapaneseauto industry has brought the world some truly game-changing cars. TheHonda/Acura NSXandLexus LS400arrived at the dawn of the 1990s and proved themselves to be legitimate alternatives to the European benchmarks in their respective segments. And theToyota Prius, in addition to popularizinghybrid drive, has become a sort of movement unto itself. But long before any of these milestone machines there was, of course, theNissan/Datsun Z.
Dave Scholz didn’t take the conventional route when rehabbing hisDatsun240Z; much likeMagnus Walkerand hisPorsche 911s, he put his own spin on thisJapanesesports car by giving it a distinct weekend racer/hot rod vibe. But if you ask us, the aesthetics – fantastic though they may be – take a back seat to the sound ofthe embiggened-to-3.0L straight-sixunder that long hood. In hindsight, we probably should have tagged this post “NSFW,” because the music coming out of those two long tailpipes is 100% Grade-A ear porn.