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 Nissan Cedric Cima FPY31
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Launched at the beginning of Japan’s economic bubble, the Cima was responsible for igniting the boom in Japan for domestically produced large prestige cars (known in Japan as "3-number cars", referring to the first digit of the registration of this classification of vehicles). The Cima even gave birth to a catchphrase, the "Cima phenomenon". The high-performance V6 3-liter engine was available in turbocharged or normally aspirated versions, and it cost more than 5 million yen, reflecting its status as a luxury car.
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Storage location:NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PLANNING DEPT. (560-2, Okatsukoku, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa-ken 243-0126)
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Year manufactured:1988
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Manufacturer:Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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Classification:Other
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Current status:In storage: not open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Nissan Cedric Cima (Type II)
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Model name:FPY31
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Company name:Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1988
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Vehicle type/usage:Passenger car
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Model / Weight
Style:Hardtop
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Number of doors:4
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Passenger capacity:5
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Vehicle weight:1640 kg (Type II)
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Body / Size
Overall length:4890 mm
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Overall width:1770 mm
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Overall height:1400 mm
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Tire size:215/60R15, etc.
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Monocoque
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Front axle:Balljoint type
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Rear axle:Semifloating type
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Wheelbase:2735 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1500×1520 mm
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Steering:Rack and pinion type
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Dampers:Cylinder double-acting type
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Stabilizer:Torsion bar type
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Driving stability devices:Electronically-controlled 4-wheel antiskid
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:VG30 type
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/V6-cylinder
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Valve train:DOHC
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Bore x stroke:87.0×83.0 mm
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Displacement:2960 cc
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Ignition system:Contactless electronic ignition
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Max. power/r.p.m.:255 ps/6000 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:36.0 kgm/3200 rpm
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Supercharger:Provided
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Fuel tank capacity:72 L
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:Electronically-controlled 4-speed AT
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:1) Annual Automotive Specifications 1989; 2) Sabis Shuho, No. 595
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