If, for some reason, that 220 mph Century V12-powered Toyota Supra straight out of the golden age of street racing isn't fast enough for you, BH Auction's Tokyo Auto Salon sale has an even more hardcore Japanese gem on offer. Meet the 262-mph Nissan 300ZX, known to its friends as the JUN Bonneville Z32.
Back in 1991, JUN Automechanic modified a 3.0 twin-turbo manual car. The build list included boring its engine to 3.1, beefing up its internals, and fitting each cylinder bank with a set of KKK type K27.2 turbos originally designed for Porsche Group C cars. Maximum power was increased to 900-1000+ horsepower depending on the boost levels, while the Z32's body got streamlined for the Bonneville Speed Trials. Instead of a supercharger, the huge bulge on the hood hides a larger surge tank.
At the Salt Flats, this Nissan became the first Japanese-made car exceeding the 400 km/h barrier. It actually went much faster than that, reaching a top speed of 261.932 mph (421.536 km/h).
After returning to Japan, the JUN Z32 got converted to road-legal spec, which meant new gearing but no significant modifications to its engine. The boost level got dialed down, and the Nissan was ready for the grocery run.
Almost three decades later, this red rocket remains an important piece of JDM history, and a seriously intimidating street car you can now buy . A true January bargain!