The Z runs a three-row GReddy intercooler, Type S blow-off valve and TiAL wastegates. On the hot side of the turbo we find a Random Technology high-flow cat and an Invidia GT2000 dual exhaust system. Jordan also has an emergency kick in the pants; a 60-hp wet manifold nitrous system from Nitrous Express.
The VQ35 is topped with a Crawford intake manifold that provides more plenum volume than the stock setup, which ensures even distribution of charge air to all six eager cylinders.
Jordan also added a set of Unorthodox Racing underdrive pulleys to free up more power by reducing the parasitic drag created by the larger and heavier OE accessory pulleys. Unorthodox was also the go-to player when it came to putting the boosted power to the ground. The Z runs an Unorthodox Ultra clutch and Unorthodox Ultra lightweight aluminum flywheel.
Ride height has been addressed with Espelir GT200 springs, which drop the Nissan 1.5 inches all the way around. Jordan says his 19-inch Enkei RPF-1 wheels are the first in the USA and he has gone big with them, running 8.5s up front and 10s out back. Nitto NT-555 high-performance tires provide the contact patch. Stopping the presses falls to an impressive Wilwood brake setup featuring huge 14-inch rotors at each corner and a total of 20 pistons. The front calipers sport six each side and the rear uses a more traditional four-piston caliper arrangement.
A C-West body kit helps maximize the aura of the rest of the mods going down on Jordan's sizzling silver beast. The most distinctive aspect of the C-West treatment is the front bumper. It is a departure from the original and does an outstanding job framing the aggressive front-mount intercooler. The kit was painted and installed by D&V Autobody in Chantilly, VA.
The look was further augmented with custom graphics from Competition Grafix of Manassas, VA. Of his 350, Jordan says, "think before you put pink flowers on your car." When you have a boosted Z, pushing 8 psi under the loud pedal, a few petals on the sheetmetal can be overlooked.
GReddy Turbocharged Infiniti G35 CoupeThis G-ride has been massaged in all the right places. Underhood we find a pair of Mitsubishi-based GReddy turbos supplying the boost. Max pressure is the kit's established 5.5 psi and tuning is provided by a GReddy e-Manage computer using the stock GReddy programming to control the kit's slightly larger 440cc injectors. Evolution Autosports says the VQ35 runs extremely rich but it is very reliable. On the dyno the G35 kicked out 325 whp, about the norm for an un-touched GReddy turbo kit.
Like Jason, J. Park enlisted the expertise of Evolution Autosports when it came to the installation of his hard parts. Mr. Park also noted that waiting for parts coming from Japan was a pain. The Infiniti is dressed in a Top Secret front bumper, Ing fenders and Impul side skits. Damon Drake Customs of Baltimore, Md., handled the installation and painting of the body armor.
As for rolling stock, the coupe rolls on 19-inch Nismo LM-GT4 aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear rubber. A set of HKS Hipermax LS coil-overs and Nismo sway bars counter the g-forces during cornering while 14-inch Stoptech brakes create the appropriate negative g-forces when the G35 needs to stop.
We have to give it up to J. Park; he is rolling in the quintessential combination of luxury and speed.