Nissan’s Untold Conspiracy | Up to Speed

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Nissan’s first Z brought exotic European performance and looks to the masses. It’s history’s most important sports car, full stop. But it almost didn’t happen. In fact, it took a conspiracy to make it happen. Without a small group of enthusiasts working against Nissan’s corporate wishes, the automotive landscape of the past 50 years would be unrecognizable. The Datsun 240Z is that big of a deal! This story is weirder than we ever expected. Put on your tinfoil hats and get ready for a trip down the rabbit hole with host James Pumphrey, this is everything you need to know to get Up To Speed on the conspiracy to build the first Nissan Z!

A massive thank you to internationally-renowned Datsun S30 Z expert Carl Beck for helping us get the facts straight on this episode, and for letting us dip into his image archive. We literally couldn’t have done this without him! He’s an incredible asset to the Z world, and has some amazing Zs in his collection. Check out his site,

High five to the Editorial Gangsta Ryan Hailey for smushing all the bits together and adding his patented spice. Dig his YouTube channel for the lulz:

Thanks to Raghav Arumugam for all those boat rocker animations. Check his YouTube channel for more:

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