Once a Z owner, always a Z owner! Ruben is a long-time 350z owner and we supercharged his car several years ago, here are a few pictures:
Ruben is now the proud owner of this 2010 370z 40th Anniversary Edition and he came back to ZCG for some UPREV tuning. Check out the improvements in hp/tq throughout the entire rev range with peak gains of 16hp/12tq to the wheels for a total of 300rwhp/253tq:
We are pleased to hear that Ruben reports a more responsive engine from the UPREV tune!
Chris M came to ZCG with only an aftermarket intake system on his 370z. With UPREV tuning the VQ37 now makes 305hp/254tq to the wheels:
If you have intake/exhaust modifications to your Z consider an UPREV tune to realize their full potential!
David D came to ZCG for several upgrades on his Nismo 370z. The car already had a GTM Supercharger and VOLK CE28N wheels finished in Mag. Blue.
A full Berk cat-back exhaust was installed. Here are the mufflers, mid-pipes and crossover:
The Z got a new clutch and Z Speed T/O bearing:
Finally, Hotchkis sway bars front and rear:
I love the CE28Ns on the Z34!
Grant K. is the owner if this beautiful Magnetic Black Nismo 370z, affectionately named “Shamu”. Grant has a serious need for speed and he came to ZCG for some forced induction. The Z already had full suspension, Brembo BBK, and a host of upgrades to make it track-worthy like a roll bar from TC Design, Wedsport wheels and Recaro seats:
Grant wanted more power so he went with Stillen supercharger kit as its CARB certification was very appealing. Follow the dyno plots below on Shamu’s quest for boost:
The Nismo put down 287.73hp/241.92tq to the wheels in stock trim. ZCG bolt-ons alone gained almost +30hp/19tq for a total of 316.61hp/260.97tq. Unfortunately we were not impressed with the numbers out of the box with the Stillen supercharger/tune: 349.83hp/272.88tq …
ZCG worked with Grant to ensure his power needs were satisfied so we called up Stillen. With their re-tune we saw a modest increase in power: 368.36hp/279.22tq. Rob then worked his tuning magic and Shamu now moves to the tune of 403hp/299tq to the wheels!
The best part about Grant and Shamu: They are Driven! Here is Grant at a local autocross…Oh, and did I mention that I LOVE the way this Nismo 370z looks?
Shamu enjoyed chasing GT2 and GT3 Porsches and put up comparable lap times, Go Shamu Go!
Our good friend Forbes brought this to our attention…Could the next Nissan Z be powered by a 4-cylinder instead of 6? Read the scoop over on AUTOBLOG. A lighter and smaller Z is a step in the right direction but how will Z fans respond to motivation from a four-banger? This isn’t a new concept as folks have replaced their vintage inline-6 240z’s and current VQ-based V6 drivetrains with four-cylinder SR20DET powerplants. Fuel efficiency or not, I can’t think of any four cylinder that can replace the mellifluous, exotic exhaust note of a Nissan 6-cylinder engine. What do you think?