Here’s some fun information! Above is the replica of the Devil Z replica for Wangan Midnight built by Speed Shop Shinohara. Below is the “Real” Devil Z which Michiharu Kusunoki based his Devil Z off of. It’s a true Midnight Club warrior of the Wangan! Here are their specs.

Speed Shop Shinohara S30z:
P90A head, F54 block, both sourced from an ‘83 Turbo 280ZX
Triple Mikuni side-draft carburetors, 47mm bore
Twin Garrett T3/T04 hybrid turbochargers
HKS SuperSequential Blow Off Valve
Custom fabricated intake plenum, 47mm velocity stacks
Custom grind camshaft, 290* duration .510 lift
Forged internals, ceramic coated forged dished pistons [7.4:1 CR]
Claimed 620BHP@6000

Nissan/Borg Warner T5 5-speed, non-“World Class”
Twin-plate Ogura

SSS [Speed Shop Shinohara] coilovers, custom valving
Custom SSS sway bars
SSS custom 8-point cage
Takata 5-point harnesses
Bride racing buckets

R32 4-piston front calipers, cross-drilled/slotted 11.5” rotors [F], cross-drilled/slotted 11.5” rotors

Midnight Club Air Breathing Research S130Z:
Car Specs
Mid Night Racing Team 1978 280ZX
Engine Type: Nissan L28E

Engine Mods: Capacity increased to 3,100cc with forged 89f pistons, ABR original rods, ABR original crankshaft, ABR original 268-degree camshafts with 12.9 mm lift, intake 46.5 mm, exhaust 38.0 mm, twin IHI RHC-6 VX55 compressors and 3P-13 turbines

Engine Management: Nissan genuine 16-bit ECU; GReddy PROFEC and REBIC III; HKS GCC

Drivetrain: Z31 300ZX Turbo 5-speed transmission 0.779 fifth gear ratio; ABR Original special LSD with 3.545 final gear ratio

Suspension: Specially modified Bilstein dampers with TRD springs

Brakes: R32 Nissan Skyline GTR calipers with TRD Supra Race rotors

Wheels: Panasport C5R 16x8 front, 16x9 rear

Tires: Bridgestone RE71 225/50R16 front, 245/45R16 rear

Exterior Mods: ABR Original body kit with front and rear fenders, front spoiler, side skirts, rear valance, rear hatch spoiler, hood

Interior Mods: Autometer tachometer; Blitz EGT; HKS water temperature, oil temperature, oil pressure and boost gauge; ABR Original rollcage; Recaro SPG driver seat, Recaro LS passenger seat; Sabelt four-point harnesses; Nismo D-shape steering wheel

Mobiletronics: N/A


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Fad Hill
Fad Hill

As much as I don’t like straight line racing, this is awesome

07/16/2015 - 04:50 |
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In reply to by Fad Hill

Keep in mind that the "straight line racing" that these cars performed weren’t quick pulls. They maintained maximum speed for long durations and took on the apexes of the highways while dodging traffic at those speeds, that’s why the Midnight Club was so famous.

07/16/2015 - 04:53 |
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Petrolheart Garage
Petrolheart Garage

The show was awesome, but the reality is even more impressive.

07/16/2015 - 05:28 |
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07/16/2015 - 07:04 |
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Blue 280Z and Red 280ZX.
S30 vs S130
75-78 and 79-83

08/24/2016 - 20:07 |
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What is the price estimate on all these parts assuming i have the car already?

10/26/2016 - 04:37 |
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Ethan Vance 1
Ethan Vance 1

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I would guess around 20-25k at most

10/28/2016 - 22:55 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

You’re looking at cars that cost up to 100K to build. Most of the parts were custom fabricated for these cars.

11/03/2016 - 06:12 |
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Is it crushed?
I hope not.

02/01/2018 - 12:38 |
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