Since Injected Performance is a big U.S. distributor of Haltech tuning gear, the Z was used to help develop the Haltech Platinum PnP EMS system for the '03-'06 350Z. The Platinum PnP features a 32x32 map, sequential fuel and ignition control, individual cylinder tables, datalogging, USB connectivity and an application-specific wiring harness. The 1,016whp tuning session went down on Injected Performance's DynoDynamic chassis dyno with boost set to 26 psi.

The driveline and suspension are indications of the car's dragstrip aspirations. A Bradco Powerglide automatic puts the power down via a custom 3,200rpm Bradco converter. The rest of the driveline is made up of chromoly axles and a custom driveshaft from the Driveshaft Shop. The Nissan runs Bogart D10 wheels and a slick and skinny combination from Dunlop to maximize 0-60 performance. A pair of Koni shocks and Megan Racing lowering coils are on call at the rear providing a stable contact patch. Up front, a pair of Megan coilovers keep the coupe on the straight and narrow.

Since it began as a showpiece, the Z's become a real looker. "All the body and paintwork were done in-house," Greg says. "We envisioned the top of the car to be completely carbon fiber and finished off the paint with a Lamborghini Verde Mica paint job. The contrast of dark carbon fiber on the green paint really makes the car stand out. The carbon parts, lip kit and color gave the car an aggressive and sophisticated look without destroying the original lines and design of the Z."

Greg says the car has posted a best of 9.11 at 152 mph. "This pass happened on its fourth pass ever down the dragstrip," he says. "The first time at the strip, we made some soft runs to feel the car out and make sure the suspension was set up correctly, boost was holding steady, etc. We were then invited to the WOTM Invitational in Phoenix and the first pass off the trailer it went 9.3, then 9.1 at 152, then 9.2 at 155." Greg says he hasn't touched the suspension yet and the car still has quite a bit more in it. "We were not running the same boost as the 1,016whp dyno pull," he says.

Future plans for the Z include pushing it to higher horsepower numbers. "We designed and built this car to see what the limitations are of the VQ35," he says. "So far we have been to 1,016 whp and hope to push it beyond 1,300 whp. By going with a custom single turbo kit that is capable of 1,500 hp, we have the capability to do so." Greg says he will continue to hit the dragstrip and see how far he can go into the 8s with the stock type independent rear suspension and differential. "I believe the VQ platform is only going to get stronger and we will soon see many 800-1,000whp Zs on the streets," he says.

Nissan 350z
Power: 1,016 whp @ 26 psi
Engine:
4.2L Nissan VQ35DE
Crower Rods
CP Pistons
Darton Sleeves
Injected Performance Billet
Main Girdle
Weldon Fuel Pump
1,680cc Injected
Performance Injectors
Injected Performance Fuel Rail
Cosworth Heads
Cosworth Titanium Retainers
Cosworth 1mm oversized Valves
Cosworth double valvesprings
Injected Performance Camshafts
Injected Performance
Turbo Headers
Garrett GT4788R Turbo
Twin TiAL Sport 44mm wastegates
Twin TiAL Sport 50mm blow-off valves
Precision Turbo & Engine FMIC
Injected Performance 4-inch into 5-inch downpipe
Haltech Platinum PnP EMS

Drivetrain:
Bradco Powerglide
Bradco torque converter
Driveshaft Shop Axles
Driveshaft Shop Driveshaft
B&M Shifter

Suspension:
Koni Shocks
Megan Racing lowering coils
Megan Racing coilovers

Brakes:
Stoptech Brakes

Exterior:
Custom carbon-fiber Wald rear lip
Wald fiberglass front lip
Wald side skirts
Seibon carbon-fiber Hatch
Seibon carbon-fiber Hood
Mastergrade carbon-fiber roof and A Pillars
Varis carbon-fiber B Pillars
Craftsquare carbon-fiber mirrors
Injected Performance carbon-fiber
Front fender overlay

Interior:
Sparco Tek Seat
Pro 2000 Seats
Chromoly Rollcage
Safety Fuel Cell
Safecraft Halon System

Wheels & Tires:
Bogart D10 Wheels
Dunlop Direzza Tires
(Front: 26x3.5x15)
Dunlop Direzza Tires
(Rear: 28x10x15)

SOURCE
Megan Racing Garrett Turbochargers
Darton Sleeves
2380 Camino Vida Roble, Suite J & K
Carlsbad
CA  92009
B&M Racing
9142 Independence Ave.
Chatsworth
CA  91311
8-18/-882-6422
www.bmracing.com
CP Pistons
Irvine
CA
949-567-9000
www.cppistons.com
Koni Shocks
8085 Production Ave.
Florence
KY
6-06/-586-4100
Bradco Weldon
Precision Turbo & Engine
616A S. Main Street Dept MMFF
P.O. Box 425
Hebron
IN  46341-0425
Stoptech Brakes
Crower Cams & Equipment
3333 Main St.
Chula Vista
CA  91911-5899
619-422-1191
Sparco USA
800-224-RACE
http://www.sparcousa.com
Cosworth Tial sport
Driveshaft Shop Haltech
2156 W. Northwest Hwy, Ste. 309
Dallas
TX  75220
Nitrous Express
5411 Seymour Hwy.
Wichita Falls
TX  76310
Injected Performance
Crawford Performance