Original Factory Specifications

Vehicle type: Front Engine, rear wheel drive, 2 passenger hatchback coupe. Options on test car: Base Datsun 260Z, $5125; air conditioning, $410
ENGINE
Type Water cooled, cast iron block and aluminum head, and 7 bearings, SOHC Inline-6
Bore x stroke 3.27 x 3.11 in, 83.0 x 78.0 mm
Displacement 2565 CC
Compression Ratio 8.8:1
Carburation 2 x 1-bbl Hitachi
Valve Gear Chain-driven single overhead cam
Horsepower (SAE net) 139 BHP @ 5,600 RPM
Torque (SAE net) 137 FT-Lbs @4,400 RPM
Specific Power Output 0.89 bhp/cu in, 54.2 bhp/liter
DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission 4-speed, all-synchro
Final drive ratio 3.36:1
Gear Ratio Mph/1000rpm Max. test speed
I 3.59 5.7 34 mph (6000rpm)
II 2.25 9.0 54 mph (6000rpm)
III 1.42 14.3 86 mph (6000rpm)
IV 1.00 20.4 117 mph (5750rpm)
DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Wheelbase 90.7 in
Track, F/R 53.3/53.0 in
Length 169.1 in
Width 64.1 in
Height 50.6 in
Ground clearance 5.7 in
Curb Weight 2,660 lbs.
Weight distribution, F/R 51.5/48.5 %
Battery capacity 12 volts, 60 amp-hr
Alternator capacity 700 watts
Fuel capacity 15.8 gal
Oil capacity 4.5 qts
Water capacity 8.4 qts
SUSPENSION
Front Ind., MacPherson strut, coil springs; anti-sway bar
Rear Ind., MacPherson strut, coil springs; anti-sway bar
STEERING
Type Rack and pinion
Turns lock-to-lock 3.1
Turning circle curb-to-curb 31.4 ft
BRAKES
Front 10.7 in. solid disc, power assisted
Rear 1.6 x 9.0 in. fixed aluminum drum, power assisted
WHEELS AND TIRES
Wheel size 5.0 x 14 in
Wheel type Staped steel, 4 bolt
Tire make and size Toyo 2-1, 175 HR-14
Tire type Rayon cord, radial ply, tubeless
Test inflation pressures, F/R 28/28 psi
Tire load rating 1230 lbs. per tire @ 32 psi
PERFORMANCE
Zero to Seconds
30 mph 3.5
40 mph 5.4
50 mph 7.6
60 mph 10.3
70 mph 13.5
80 mph 17.5
90 mph 23.7
100 mph 33.2
Standing 1/4 mile 17.8 sec @ 80.8 mph
Top speed (observed) 117 mph
70-0 mph 190 ft (0.86G)
Fuel mileage 16.0 - 19.0 mpg on regular fuel
Cruising range 250 - 300 miles
Info from Car&Driver April 1974