Best of YouTube: An 800hp hybrid Nissan 350Z rips through a track

It sounds glorious
by Leandre Grecia | Nov 13, 2020

This is music to a gearhead’s ears

We know you’ve seen the Nissan 350Z countless times before. What you probably haven’t seen yet, though, is this hybrid 350Z that’s an absolute beast of a sports car. It packs a 4.2-liter naturally aspirated VQ engine that’s tuned to a whopping 800 horses. Sweet as can be, folks, and it sounds absurd on a dyno, too. How well did it do on the track? Well, that’s for you to find out through the clip above.

A dose of JDM heaven in the middle of New York City

Missing your regular car meets already? Here’s a sweet montage of JDM icons gathered around the streets of New York. Mazda RX-7s, Toyota Supras, Nissan GT-Rs, Honda Civics, you name it. There’s even a classic Datsun 240Z, a Honda S2000, and a Toyota AE86 . If you’re looking for a relaxing clip to watch as you chill, this is it.

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Get yourself some more JDM legends, but this time in a barn find.

Since we’re in the topic of JDM legends, this one’s something you’ve got to check out. YouTuber Sammit was given a private tour of his friend’s stockyard, where he found a handful of Japanese icons all but rotting away under the sun and at the mercy of Mother Nature. It’s both sad and jaw-dropping at the same time. Take note: There’s a treat waiting at the end of the clip.

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