There are man types of automobiles represented at Boneville’s annual speed trials. So it was very fortunate that Rod Chong from Speedhunters managed to capture this ruby of a Nissan S-chassis hidden amongst mountains of salt. There are a few fast 240SXs in the world, the platform has been around for quite some time and tuners have managed to extract the most from some of the Nissan engineering department’s best work. There is one particular example that comes to mind. The first is the Japanese equivalent of a funny car, the HKS Drag 180SX, chosen for its sleek aerodynamic body the performance specialists paired it with and RB26DETT from the Nissan Skyline GT-R. It competed in Japan’s “Pro Stock” class where it won the Big End Drag Racing Series for two years in a row. The purpose built racecar ran a 7.184 @ 190.62 MPH at New Jersey’s Englishtown Raceway Park.

The world's fastest S13
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This particular Nissan 240SX is the property of the McMeekin Brothers Race Team and they have quite a bit of experience going fast in their red and white striped S13. The car has done over 235 MPH with a screaming Oldsmobile Aurora Indy V8 and a less stellar 156.7 MPH with a Ford Flathead V8. These cars are more accustomed to seeing Nissan’s turbocharged four cylinder SR20DET swapped in as opposed to domestic V8s. But the McMeekin Brothers are running in the XO/GALT class, a category for naturally aspirated vintage engines, so at first glance what looks to be and L-28 from an old Datsun turns out to be a classic Buick Straight 8, figures for these blue oval boys.

This year the McMeekin Brothers only ran 158 MPH on the long stretch of salt, only 8 MPH short of setting a record. Nevertheless with a one time 235 MPH top speed run, this Nissan 240SX is most definitely the world’s fastest S13.

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Source: Speedhunters

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8 comments:

  (211) posted on 09.30.2010

Its a nice thing to hear that Porsche is doing well and their employees deserve a pat on the back. Hope they don’t try to get too big to fast. I think most moves they make are well thought out.

  (1211) posted on 09.27.2010

Wow. That’s an amazing car. I wonder how fast would it be when you put the Top Secret VK45 twin turbo engine. smiley

  (505) posted on 08.22.2010

235 is too much, what was the record Veyron have made as its top speed?.

  (807) posted on 08.18.2010

This is the first time I saw Straight 8 engine !

  (321) posted on 08.8.2010

If you watch they cut out the braking part and just cut to getting the speed.

  (462) posted on 05.25.2010

I’ve learned that the R20DET can produce up to 202 to 247 horsepower. You will definitely love the performance of S13.

TJKEON  (138) posted on 08.23.2009

what are you looking for?

TJKEON  (2) posted on 08.22.2009

one sick sylvia!!!!
ive been trying to look at our local business directory for parts but to no avail.. junk shops are good sources of some parts here

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