I’m Driving This Digital Datsun 240z Safari Car in My Dreams Tonight
"The DocZ is a representation of the best of my community,' says owner Sung Kang.
Sung Kang plays “Han” in the Fast and Furious flicks but he’s also a bonafide car lover with very good taste in hardware. The off-roady 240Z in this image is just a digital render, but the car is real and we’re looking forward to seeing more pictures of it from the SEMA show in Las Vegas this week.
- Car: Sung Kang’s Nissan 240Z Safari
- Location: Cyberspace
- Photog: Unknown, edited by me (image owned by Nissan, used with permission)
- Camera: Digital render
Nissan sent this picture out last week with a press release but it was bizarrely low-rez, so I started futzing with Photoshop filters to make it cooler and found myself with this cartoon’ified version I shared here. I don’t know about you but I think this would make a pretty cool poster…
Anyway “DocZ,” the real car, pops up on Kang’s IG pretty often. I think it’s very cool that it runs a Nissan L-Series straight-six, as God intended.
A few more details from Nissan’s release I linked above:
Kang and his mentor Erick Aguilar (Erick’s Racing) found a complete 1971 240Z in Los Angeles replete in East African Safari Rally homage livery. Broken down, rusted out and in extreme disrepair, Kang and his crew came to the rescue and created something far greater than his original resto concept. Assembling a team of craftsmen from around the country, Kang’s first instinct was to drop in a fresh Skyline engine like in Kang’s notorious FuguZ. However, some of his mentors steered him another direction – toward an original L24. This would not be an ordinary L24, however. Stroked to 2800cc, with a custom head, triple Weber carbs and custom exhaust, the ‘stock’ engine produces healthy amounts of horsepower and torque.
Putting that power to the ground required completely refreshed suspension and brakes, along with 16-inch ’78 Nanakorobi Yaoki’ wheels, which are a tribute to the Kobe Seiko-style wheel that was standard on the Z432.
The body also needed a total makeover, including a replacement roof and new panels. Coastline Autosport added the unique koi fish ghost effect over red and black two-tone paint, worthy of this Z.
‘The DocZ is a representation of the best of my community,’ said Kang, who hopes his incredible rescue/restoration/reimagination project will inspire other Z enthusiasts to do the same.”