Darryl Konrai has taken his pristine 1993 Nissan 300ZX through just about every possible dimension of the automotive landscape. He has followed some trends and set some trends, but each alteration has served to evolve the Nissan to a higher plateau.
In 1993, the Z car was originally conceptualized as a top speed Bonneville Salt Flats long-distance runner. The Nissan never saw the salt, which may be a good thing as its white hue would make it hard to track on the expansive salt field. However, Darryl did the next best thing-an qunderground, San Francisco to Los Angeles Cannonball Run. The Z posted an impressive e.t. of 2 hours and 44 minutes, hitting an outrageous top speed of 196.7 mph on a Top Speed Analyzer. In '94 the car was altered to take advantage of the drifting trend. A short-lived trend, the car was transformed into a street/strip racer for '95 and '96. From 1997 to present, it has been a show-and-go proposition and has taken home upwards of three dozen trophies.
Nestled behind the Stillen GT-R-spec nose panel is a Jim Wolf Technology Dual POP Charger
The VG30DETT is dressed to thrill, thanks to GReddy hard pipes, Earl's stainless-steel lin
The VG30DETT has been fitted with Ross forged aluminum pistons and Total Seal rings. The crankshaft has been heat-treated and the rods secured via ARP hardware, but no other internal mods have been made. The heads retain the stock size valves, but rely on Nismo valvetrain components. Improved flow characteristics have been attained by unleashing the ExtrudeHone process on the intake and exhaust ports. The heads are kept in place by ARP head studs and GReddy gaskets. Prior to compression, charge air is directed through a Jim Wolf Technology Dual POP Charger.
On the exhaust side, a 3-inch Tanabe system is in charge of dealing with spent gases once they are pushed through the turbine housings. A pair of Jim Wolf 550 turbos provide the pressure. The hair dryers are dialed in to 22 psi by an HKS EVC III and blow through a pair of Stillen factory-mount intercoolers with a dynamic duo of Blitz Super Blow-Off valves relieving pressure between shifts.
Engine operating parameters are under the control of a Jim Wolf Technology-tuned ECU. The tweaked ECU has been reprogrammed to oversee upgraded 550cc Nismo primary injectors. A GReddy Rebic III is in charge of two secondary squirters. The JWT ECU is also in command of a JWT spool-up nitrous oxide kit. The spool-up system activates at WOT and squeezes the V6 until a pre-determined boost pressure is reached. The VG30DETT is dressed to thrill, thanks to GReddy hard pipes, Earl's stainless-steel lines, Hose Techniques hoses and a gangload of polished and chromed engine pieces.
The V6 feeds power to a custom Nismo transmission that uses an RPS carbon fiber clutch and JUN lightweight flywheel to lay down the power. The gearbox runs Nismo second and third gears that were originally destined for a Skyline GT-R as well as a Nismo limited-slip differential.
A pair of Jim Wolf Technology 550 turbos generates boost pressure. An HKS EVC III controll
The interior is super clean and illustrates why the car is such a successful show circuit
The Nissan has Internet capability. That's right, using a PCS network, Darryl can surf the