Key facts

1973 Datsun 260Z information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4140 mm
How heavy?
1100 kg
What size engine?
2.6 litre, 2565 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
152 PS / 150 bhp / 112 kW @ 5400 rpm
How much torque?
219 Nm / 162 / 22.3 kgm @ 4400 rpm


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1973 Datsun 260Z technical specifications


This automobile has a 2 door coupé type body with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels.
Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 2.6 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 150 bhp (152 PS/112 kW) at 5400 rpm and 219 N·m (162 lb·ft/22.3 kgm) at 4400 rpm respectively.
A 5 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels.
The Datsun 260Z weighs a claimed 1100 kg at the kerb.
1973 Datsun 260Z data
1973 Datsun 260Z data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2300 90.6
Track/tread (front) 1359 53.5
Track/tread (rear) 1346 53
Length 4140 163
Width 1626 64
Height 1283 50.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight 1100 kg 2425 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 60 litres 13.2 UK Gal 15.9 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Nissan/Datsun
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.6 litre
2565 cc
(156.526 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 83 × 79 mm
3.27 × 3.11 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.05
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 152 PS (150 bhp) (112 kW)
at 5400 rpm
Specific output 58.5 bhp/litre
0.96 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 219 Nm (162 ft·lb) (22.3 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque 85.38 Nm/litre
1.03 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system 2 Hi carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1072.9 kPa (155.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 427.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 138.26 PS/g
101.69 kW/g
136.36 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.83 kg/kW
16.43 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension I.MS.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.86
Final drive ratio 3.70
general ID37158
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 25.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Datsun 260Z added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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