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Vibrant 370Z from the Aloha State

The car scene in the US has been known to be one of the stronger and more well-known scenes in the world. Go to any particular city in the US, one will find endless rows of modded cars of all types. Thus, it would be no surprise that even in the island state of Hawaii, one can also find a handful of modded cars roaming the streets of the Aloha state. Despite not being as urban as other cities in mainland USA, Hawaii still has a scene as healthy and strong as those in the mainland. This is probably one of the reasons why Hawaii is still a popular destination for events like Slammed Society Hawaii.

So we got contact from an enthusiast who owns an interesting example of a modified ride on the island. The car that he got was a Nissan 370Z. In the US, the Z-chassis is known to be a popular platform for tuning and modifications. Among the reasons of its popularity is because the newer Z-chassis models is known to have a highly balanced chassis. On top of that, the stock engine that comes with the car is a naturally aspirated V6 which is known to have a nice amount of torque whenever the foot is put down. With attributes like this, it would make sense to see the Z-chassis for being the popular choice for tuners in the US.

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The 370Z at hand is a fine example of one of the tuning direction one can go with the Z34 chassis. As the cover car for the Nissan 370Z Car Club, this 2012 370Z is equipped with a Stillen chrome system supercharger bolted on the motor. The blown VQ37 tuned by UpRev is currently putting down 411 horsepower through the rear wheels. With that amount of horsepower at the driver’s disposal, one would know it isn’t a slouch on the road. The VQ is also equipped with a Magnaflow Stainless Steel Cat Back exhaust system and a K&N filter on the supercharger system.

As a state full of bright colours, the 370Z really puts itself out in the scenery with itsvibrant red hue on the exterior. The owner never forgot to put on some really tasteful exterior bits on the 370Z starting from the Nismo aerokit to the Seibon Carbon Fiber front hood. Completing the look, the 370Z rolls on a set of 20 inch XIX29 wheels with a matte black finish.

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Some might say a good daily driver got to have a good audio system. The 370Z is equipped with a Pioneer AVH-P8400 2-Din Multimedia DVD head unit with a 7 inch display on the center dash. The system is plugged in with a Box 12 Custom Subwoofer box with Vibe Audio 3000 watt Subwoofers. The system is also equipped with a set of DSK 2 way 160 watt front speakers and a Diamond 600 watt RMS monoblock class A/B Amps. The whole system provides the best sound when the occupants play their favourite tracks.

Inside and out, the 370Z has become a platform for the owner express not only the love of power and performance, but it is also a canvas for him to share his personal style on the car. And he’d never ever forget the touches that give his car a certain character to portray. That is just how the car is supposed to be modified.

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TUNING MENU
Model: 2012 Nissan 370Z Z34
Location: Hawaii, USA

ENGINE:
3.7L VQ37 V6
Stillen Chrome System Supercharger,
Magnaflow Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System,
Setrab 24 row Race Oil Cooler Kit,
K&N Air Filter,
CSF Radiator,

SUSPENSION, CHASSIS AND BRAKES:
R1 Suspension Coilovers,
SPC Camber and Caster Kit,
R1 Concepts cross-drilled slotted rotors,
R1 ConceptsPosi Quiet Ceramic Brake Pads,
Nismo Strut Bar,

WHEELS AND TIRES:
XIX29 Matte Black with SS Lip Wheels by XIX Exotic.
20 x 8.5jj (front) 20 x 10jj (rear)
245/35/20 (front) 275/30/20 (rear)
20mm front spacer, 30mm rear spacer

EXTERIOR:
NISMO- Front Fascia&Mesh Grille Insert
NISMO- Side Skirts
STILLEN- Roof Wing-Carbon Fiber Wrapped
SEIBON- TS-style carbon fiber hood with painted Red Mesh Inserts
OEM- B-Pillars- Carbon Fiber Wrapped
Lambo Doors
Z1 Motorsports- Big “Z” Front & Rear Emblem, Chrome with Black Carbon Fiber
Z-Store Carbon Fiber Hood Damper Kit
Stillen Supercharger Engine Cover-Red & Black Carbon Fiber “Hydrographics”
OEM- Battery Cover/ OEM Brake fluid Cover-Red & Black Carbon Fiber “Hydrographics”
Z1 Motorsports- Silicone Radiator & Overflow Hose (red)

INTERIOR:
REMIN® – 14 Pcs. Real Carbon Fiber
Lumen® – License Plate Light Red LED Bulbs
Lumen® – Map Light Red LED Bulbs
Lumen® – Trunk/Cargo Area Light Red LED Bulbs
NISMO- Seats with WetOkole seat covers
NISMO- Pedals
Legit Lighting- Upgrade Headlight Bulbs

ICE:
Pioneer- AVH-P8400-2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver with 7″ Widescreen Touch Panel Display
Box- 12 Subwoofer Custom Speaker Box
Diamond- 600W RMS MonoBlock Class A/B Car Amplifier
VIBE AUDIO- Space 12 Subwoofer 3000 watts (max)
DSK 165- HERTZ 6.5″ 2-WAY 160W Front Speakers

Text: Mat Canyon
Owner: Will Jones