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which year is the 5.3sec
my friend is trying to buy a Z but he wants one with the fastest 0-60 1/4 time out of factory
Actually, Any of the Base, Enth, Track Coupe models with 6spd will get you the 5.3 0-60 mph. It is debatable if the '06 / '07 6 spd with the rev up motor will get you the 5.3 0-60mph as they weight slightly more and even though they have a tad more power it hasn't been proven to be faster yet. At this point it's a driver race and who can hook up better etc....
The 0-60 and 1/4 mile times mean nothing without a good driver.
Its all driver. I have a 03 performance and the above numbers sound about right. an 03-06 vs 07 will be a drivers race. IMO (and this is completely my opinion), nissan went with the larger motor and hp not because they were looking for a huge improvement for 07 but because the last thing they wanted was to come out with the next Z and have it be slower than previous models due to weight. I think the 07 hp to weight and 03-06 hp to weight are going to deliver very close numbers.