1995 Nissan 300ZX Stillen SMZ
By 1995, the 300ZX twin turbo was already among the fastest street
cars available in the U.S., with 300 horsepower and impressive
acceleration to match its aggressive styling. Veteran Nissan racer
Steve Millen and his STILLEN performance company took a limited
number of these cars and added boost to kick engine performance up
to 365hp, stiffened the suspension and added brake capacity to make
an already fast car even better on every kind of road. Its 0-60
time of 5.3 seconds and electronically limited 155 mph top speed
were top notch performance numbers for its day.
To the casual observer, peering under the hood all seems normal,
however SMZ took this engine and increased horsepower by 65 horses.
With the end game always being to not ruin the gilded lily of the
original Nissan 300ZX design, SMZ carefully added the hp and
handling as well as a few other surprises. A true extra performer
in this 300ZX Stillen SMZ sportscar.
Save for the tall rear wing, other exterior variations on the
original are not all that easy to spot initially. A mock louvered
nose panel, more aggressive front spoiler, a voluptuous rocker
panel, rear valance plastic, and Yokohama wheels the exterior has
undergone the transformation to SMZ. Oh, don't forget the large
rear spoiler. All panels are bathed in red, and a removable dual
smoked glass panel T top is on this car. A nice overall aero design
is achieved, and the car appears to have a much newer design that
its 1995 model year.
Inside the car, you'll notice the major change is the abundance of
carbon fiber cladding on the door panels on the handle surrounds,
center console and gear shift knob. Sliding into the seats, you'll
notice the large alloy pedals below, and power controls for the
seats on your outside. Black leather with some nice folds and
slight aging make these chairs appear to be an old friend with
their state of wear and condition which is overall very nice. The
dash is very much original and unaltered by the conversion, as is
the steering wheel. In the center is a Bose AM/FM/Cassette player,
and just to dash right of the radio is a climate control block
mounted to the sides of the dash front. On the center console is a
Sport/Touring switch which changes the performance of the
suspension on demand. In the back of the suede covered seat tub
surrounds is a small storage area which is carpeted like the floors
in black clean carpeting.
A 181ci twin turbo 6-cylinder engine with EFI is inside the engine
compartment and has an attached 5-speed manual transmission. An
aluminum free flow exhaust system gives this Stillen a more
enhanced burble than the stock 300ZX makes, and an enhanced intake
manifold makes breathing a bit easier.
All sound underneath, we see no rust, and nice patina surfaces.
Stillen suspension is wearing higher rate springs and stiffer anti
roll bars. Power disc brakes are all around.
A very quick response is what you'll get from this car over the
standard ZX. More power, smooth acceleration, and fab handling have
this car tracking straight when you get a little heavy with the
pedal. All functions were working famously, and it is a head turner
with that rear spoiler, not often seen on the standard ZX.
Take an already popular car, and beef it up courtesy Stillen, and
now you've got a gift horse which you can look directly in the
mouth, and you'll see the eye of the tiger! ZOOOM...XOOOOOM! "Be
Stillen my heart"..Bah dump dum!
C-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
2-2 Door Coupe
4-3.0L Twin Turbo
X-Hiratsuka, Kanagama, Japan Assy Plant
570433-Sequential Unit Number
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