Nissan Z: 50 Years of Exhilarating Performance

by Michael Satterfield

Author Pete Evanow book on the Z is the most comprehensive history of the iconic sports car ever published. Officially approved by Nissan the book takes you from the early days of Datsun's first attempts at building sports cars to the development of the Z which would launch a lineage that has lasted 50 years and produced six generations of Z car.

"In addition to a complete history of the Z, this handsomely illustrated (200 images) book examines the car's significant racing history with successes in IMSA and SCCA sports car racing, including extensive racing by Paul Newman for Bob Sharp and John Morton with Brock Racing Enterprises," the author says. "Special attention is devoted to the cult of Z-fans around the world who have supported Nissan's sports car through thick and thin and the early car's present-day emergence as a rapidly appreciating collector car."

The book comes at an interesting time as Nissan has just recently released images that tease the new retro-style Z car that is sure to inspire a new generation of Nissan sports car enthusiasts. I highly recommend the book if you are a fan of the Z car a little bonus is the forward by "Mr. GTR" Hiroshi Tamura.


The book is officially released on June 26th, 2020, but you can pre-order your copy HERE.