Seeing the iconic original 240Z in racing livery takes on a new dimension when it's dressed for rally battle. Racing Zs conjure images of low slung and sleek cars shod with racing slicks struggling to maintain traction through a high—g turn-not tall standing, battle-scarred examples shod with knobby tires struggling to navigate a rut-ridden back trail. Enter the 1971 Safari Rally Z, a legend on four wheels and winner of the 1971 and 1973 East African Safari Rally races. The old rally dog has been returned to its former glory by the Nissan Restoration Club, which is a 60-person crew of volunteers from the automaker's R&D department. The 2.4-liter, SOHC inline six powerplant in production '71 Z cars were rated at 151 horsepower, but the Safari Rally Z's was bumped to an impressive 215 to 220 horsepower.
1971 Safari Rally Z - Rally Resuscitation