While the body sizes of many vehicle models have become larger in recent major model changes, the newly upgraded Fairlady Z model received a shorter wheelbase and larger engine displacement. The new Fairlady Z model was developed to provide higher performance. The aerodynamic body with its compact two-seat cabin contributes to improved top speed. Combined with responsive handling offered by the front-engine rear-drive system, the Fairlady Z performs marvelously on medium- to high-speed racing circuits.