The L28 Straight Six: The Sound of an Era
Arguably one of the best sounding motors to come out of Japan, its sad to say that these are a dying breed. With manufacturers moving to V setups and using more fuel efficient motives, a motor such as this from the iconic 240Z, among other Nissans, is a rarity and symbol of a different time.
I’ve always had such a strong affinity for these motors. They’re reliable, simple, easy to work on. With velocity stacks like in the photo above? They sound unbelievable. Easily one of my all time best sounding motors.
To get a taste, i feel these two videos really bring out the hair raising sound that this beast produces:
Targa Wrest Point 2013: Datsun 240z Pure Sound
1970 Datsun 240Z/L28- 7000rpm in first three gears