The 2023 Nissan Z has a top speed limit of 155 mph (250 km/h), but how fast can it actually go when pushed to its limits?
In an attempt to answer this question, a team of Japanese car testers put the Z through its paces on a sloped track. Details on the Z used in the test are unclear, but it would benefit from a tune, likely courtesy of GReddy based on the large decals that run along the sides of the car. It’s safe to assume that the top speed limiter has also been removed.
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On-board footage from the test shows the driver was able to push the car to 285 km/h or 177 mph. It also wasn’t the top speed displayed on the digital dash, but rather a GPS-verified speed.
Without knowing how much power Melody added to that Z, it’s unclear how fast a Bone Z could go if the limiter was removed, but we suspect it’s probably somewhere between 160 mph (257 km/h ) and 170 mph (273 km/h).
Standard, the 2023 Z’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 develops 400 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque between 1,600 and 5,600 rpm. The engine is capable of much more than that, so much so that AMS Performance recently took a Z to 452 hp and 523 lb-ft (709 Nm) at the rear wheels with nothing more than a tune, aftermarket exhaust and high octane racing fuel.