Who would think a modified Datsun 240Z would get so much attention at the SEMA show and the Gran Turismo Awards?
It has a Tra-Kyoto Pandem Rocket Bunny body kit, with the usual Kei Miura style and touch, it's the "Fugu Z" and is fitted out with a very rare hand-built, RB26DE engine.
Sung Kang had a dream to buy and customize an iconic 240Z, and the dream came together with the help of Greddy, Tra-Kyoto, and HiTech, which made it the collective effort of some of the brightest minds in the business.
The Datsun had been sitting in a garage for over 15 years. It was stripped down to the frame and was modified with reinforcements, a racing interior, a top-notch suspension system and that RB26 Engine.
In the end, it became an award-winning car, snatched the "Best Import" award at SEMA and Kazunori Yamauchi selected it as "Best in Show" at the annual Gran Turismo Awards. So as Sung Kang put it:
"The Fugu Z started off as an idea between a few friends and myself to stoke our passion for cars. Thanks to Kenji Sumino, the Greddy team, and other partners, not only did that idea come to fruition, the response to our Z build at the SEMA show was overwhelming. And now with our Fugu Z winning the Best in Show for the Gran Turismo Awards, I'm honored that we'll be able to share the car with the rest of the world as a playable vehicle in the game."