/Project Zed: Nissan 350Z Dragster with 1900bhp!

Project Zed: Nissan 350Z Dragster with 1900bhp!

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How much horsepower you can extract from a miserable 3.5-litre V6 engine?! Well, that depends on how mad you are! and John Bradshaw (not the wrestler one!) has prepared a dragster based on the Nissan 350Z and managed to get 1900bhp out of that engine, so he might be quit mad, but he’s a genius as well!

This hand built dragster will be the only Japanese engined car competing against more traditional American V8 machinery in Mainstream drag racing this year.

John comments: “It’s incredible to finally have the car ready to test now and we are all very excited by its potential. It really is a car that is capable of setting records around the world and just shows what a Nissan engine is capable of producing.”

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Project Zed is the first ever Pro Class 350Z to be seen in Europe and has been eagerly awaited by drag fans all over Europe. It’s no surprise to find that predicted acceleration times are breathtaking. Not only is 0-60mph expected to take only 1.2 seconds, but 0-168mph will arrive in just 4.1 seconds.

The team are no strangers to success having set the fastest quarter mile time in the world for a Nissan Skyline (7.68 seconds @ 177mph) with their other car, Project GTST, which is a 1997 Nissan Skyline RWD GTST. Producing over 1,150bhp at the wheels, the car holds the record for the fastest Japanese car in Europe for 2008 and retains that title to date in 2009.

Throughout the rest of the year Project Zed will run in various classes including Super Pro ET, Competitor Eliminator and HKS Series – Pro Class.

Performance figures for Project Zed are expected as follows:

  • 0-60 mph – 1.2 second
  • 0-168 mph – 4.1 seconds
  • 0-215+ mph – 6.6 seconds

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