- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 11, 1997
This is story of the car that made Americans realize the Japanese auto industry was a force to be contended with.
In the late 1960s, Americans regarded the Japanese auto industry as something of a joke - the manufacturer of tiny, strange looking vehicles that had limited appeal to any but the most frugal consumer.
That all changed with the introduction of the 240 Z in 1970. Radical, sleek, fast and sexy, the Z proved the Japanese industry could build something other than an economy car. A true sports car, the Z kept all the good traits that the Japanese cars of the day were known for and added speed and style. It was a winning combination, and it paved the way for the boom in Japanese car sales to come.
From the daring decision to target the American market to the brilliant design and the long series of Zs that followed, this is the ultimate look at one of the most significant autos of all time.