The first of three 350z’s I had the pleasure of taking a few pictures this past weekend. Is the famous evilZ straight from an awesome Aussie. If you haven’t seen this beautiful piece of machinery before, you must have been sleeping under a rock for the past few years.

I first got my eyes on this car in person round 5:30 in the morning before we headed to IA Saturday. Instantly I was hooked and knew I needed to pull Mick aside and ask to take some quick pictures.

Luckily I was able to do just that. In all honesty no picture does this car justice its just so d*amn beautiful. This Z has just so many amazing things about it and the most epic thing is the sound it makes from the back pressure of the exhaust after the turbos wind down.

It was just an amazing thing to hear the turbo’s spool up then he would let off and hear the cracking of the exhaust. But besides an amazing car Mick Harris was an awesome guy to get to talk to.

So if you see him don’t be intimidated by how big Mick is, just go talk to him about his build that is not even close to being done.

3.5L VQ35DE V6 Turbo
OBX Light under drive pulleys
OBX Power Tower helix throttle body spacer
OBX Silicone radiator hoses
OBX Thermal Manifold Gasket
GReddy Turbo oil pan
Cosworth Duel Plenum Manifold
DeatschWerks 440cc injectors
Walbro 255 lph high pressure fuel pump
Sickspeed Catch Can

Fully rebuilt RE5R05A auto, will handle 700+ hp
Transgo shift kit
Large valve body
Heavy friction plates
Independent trans cooler
2800 Hi Stall converter

Precision 6262 Turbo
Turbonetics piping
Spearco intercooler
Turbonetics Evolution waste gate
GReddy type RS blow off valve
Tuned by Adam Blevins of Blevins Tuning.

Engine management
Stock re mapped ECU with Uprev’s Osiris software.

HKS custom type single 3” into duel 2.5”
Badlanz 3” wireless remote controlled cut out.

Nessen Forged custom 3 piece S.10
Front 20 x 11” 5.5” Concave with 5” lip.
Rear 20 x 13” 5.5” Concave with 7” lip.

Tires & Suspension
Hankook 255/30/20 front.
Hankook 305/25/20 rear.

Megan Racing Track Series custom full coilovers
Rear dual spring set up
32 way damper adjustment
14kg front springs
22kg rear springs
Stock spring weight is 8/6kg
The car is lowered about 4.5″
Megan racing rear lower tie bar
Camber -4 rear and -2.25 front

Wilwood 4 piston front
Wilwood 4 pistonrears
Wilwood 14″ Cross drilled front rotors
Wilwood 13″ Cross drilled raer rotors
Braided brake lines

Thanks to Jeff at Twizted Housings
07-09 headlights
Blacked out housings
Painted Blue projector housing
White HID LED halos
White side marker LED
White ironman halo
Red demon eye LED
STi Lenses
8000k HID bulbs

Defi boost gauge
AEM Wide band o2 gauge
Double-Din Eonon DVD/MP3 with TV
ARC Audio 1500 Watt Amp
Pioneer Champion series 10” Sub woofer
Pyle Front Splits
Rockford Fosgate Rear speakers
Power Acoustik 1.5 farad Capacitor.

Over 200 hours in Custom Widebody set up, 4” wider then stock in the rear, 2” wider in the front.
Custom blue pearl paint job.
Fully shaved body with emblems, spoiler and rear wiper deleted.
VIS racing AMS GT Front bumper
VIS racing AMS GT Side skirts
VIS racing AMS GT custom wide rear bumper with diffuser removed
Seibon 07-09 VT Carbon fiber hood
Carbon fiber mirror covers
Rare JDM wiring harness cover
Carbon fiber battery & master cylinder covers
Carbon fiber cooling plate
Blacked out door handles
Custom LED taillights

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Eterniti Motors says it sold five Artemis SUV’s at the Beijing Auto Show

Eterniti Motors says it sold five of its Artemis hyper-SUV’s at the Beijing Auto Show, four for standard-specification cars and one full-bespoke, all five buyers are based in China. The standard car costs around 2.1 million yuan in China, or 332.000 USD.

The Artemis (fka Hemera) is a highly customized Porsche Cayenne Turbo S with a reworked 600hp engine, new body-parts and a super-luxurious interior with two captain seats in the back. This is important for Chinese car buyers where the wealthy like to be chauffeured. Eterniti plans to sell 30-40 cars this year, the majority in China.

Source: Eterniti via Luxvelocity.

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Modern Art Monday: The Super Edition

The Art of Auto car show this past weekend featured literally millions of dollars of high end new cars on display out in front of the New-Journal convention center.  I thought my fellow Hoons might enjoy viewing a few of the super coupes I enjoyed seeing on Saturday but making the jump is necessary to do so.

Now this olelongrooffan is not the biggest fan of super cars, after all the roof isn’t long enough on these, but I sure enjoy looking at them and just plain ole wondering how the hell anyone can afford these things.

My Rolex24 buddy, RJ, who proudly states that none of his cars have backseats, is in the market for a GT3 and he struck up a conversation with one of the sales dudes while this olelongrooffan gathered up some of these images.

Lamborghini of Orlando brought a bunch of stuff up for my viewing pleasure and there were a few privately owned vehicles also in attendance.

I thought this bright orange Lambo was over the top, IMHO.

There were several Ferraris and Aston Martins floating around also.

And while this olelongrooffan isn’t really a big fan of these, I would not turn down.

the gift of either one of these ragtops.

Having said that however, this red Mercedes with the red top was a little too much. Now there were a bunch of nice new cars there but.

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Sporty Car 2012 Toyota FT 86 Review

According to the British magazine, Autocar, the assembly version of the FT-86 can bring the Celica name back to the eu and Japanese markets, whereas returning forth as a Scion within the USA. When talking to the magazine, a Toyota insider said: “86 is probably going to be retained in its name somewhere, however, because the automotive has been conceived as a tribute to Toyota’s classic AE86 Corolla.”

Although complete specs and details on the FT-86 have however to be announced, we’ve pieced along enough info to own an inspiration of what it’s planning to appear as if. For starters, the car’s overall form and style was galvanized by the Corolla-based AE86 sports coupe that was unveiled within the 80s. The FT-86 goes to be a compact rear-wheel-drive sports coupe with an aerodynamic body that rides low to the bottom to boost handling and permit it to chop through the air with ease. The fascia is totally aggressive with long slit-looking headlights giving it a mean and intimidating look.

2012 Toyota FT 86 Interior Design

The FT-86’s interior is as sporty as its outside with a flat-bottomed leather-covered steering wheel with its terribly own red stitching. additionally to that, it conjointly has aluminum pedals, a navigation system, gauges that light-weight with red neon, digital readouts, and a grey instrument panel that seamlessly molds into the darker dash.

2012 Toyota FT 86 Engine Review

The Toyota FT-86 is powered by a two.0-liter naturally-aspirated flat-four engine, the results of a joint development between Subaru and Toyota. The engine are going to be combined with D-4S technology (direct injection combined with port injection) that may facilitate increase the output and torque, however can deliver a formidable fuel consumption at identical time. The engine are going to be mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The manual can provide fast and precise shifts with a short-throw, whereas the automated transmission can feature sporty shifts controlled by steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifts. Power are going to be distributed effectively to the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential.

2012 Toyota FT 86 Price

The pricing for the automotive has varied concerning|almost|almost about|around|as regards to|close to|concerning|near to|on the subject of|regarding|with reference to|with regards to} anytime news about it comes out. it absolutely was 1st reported that it absolutely was planning to have a worth tag of somewhere around $20,000, however recent reports have start off stating that the sports coupe may come back at slightly quite $25,000. Either way, twenty five grand for a revolutionary new sports coupe from Toyota sounds lots sort of a discount. We’re still planning to watch for the performance figures, however all signs purpose to the automotive being a well-liked sell.

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Lexus Puts a Price on New 2013 GS 450h, Facelifted 2013 RX Series and 2012 IS

If you were eyeing one of Lexus' newest models, the Japanese automaker has just announced pricing for the brand-new 2013 GS 450h and the updated 2013 RX 350, 450h and 450h F Sport.

We'll start with the 2013 GS 450h hybrid sedan that delivers a total system output of 338-horsepower, while achieving 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined. It will arrive in Lexus' U.S. showrooms in May with a base MSRP of $58,950 (excluding a processing and handling fee of $875), which is unchanged from the model it replaces.

The refreshed RX series enters the 2013 model year with a fresh face sporting the brand's new signature 'Spindle' grille, some subtle interior tweaks and a new F Sport variant featuring an appearance package, 19-inch wheels, paddle shifters and a sport-tuned suspension with performance dampers.

The luxury crossover model goes on sale this month with the 2013 RX 350 starting at $39,310, the 2013 RX450h hybrid at $45,910, while the RX 350 F SPORT will have a base MSRP of $47,000. All priced exclude a processing and handling fee of $875.

In addition to the pricing news on GS and RX models, Lexus also announced that the 2012 IS sedan will receive an increase of $200, which it says represents a percentage increase of 0.5% to 0.6% on a model-by-model basis.

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One-Off Pininfarina Hyperion Found for Sale in Abu Dhabi Dealership

As impossible as it may seem for us mere mortals, even one-off special creations can quickly become mundane for extremely wealthy individuals.

Rolls-Royce collector Roland Hall from Britain, custom ordered the Hyperion from Pininfarina back in 2008 only to put the car up for sale a year later for €4.5 million (roughly US$6 million at today's exchange rates).

We're not aware if the car was actually sold at the time, but we re-discovered the Rolls Royce Hyperion listed for sale for an undisclosed price at an Abu Dhabi dealership.

Named after Hyperion, one of the Titans of Greek mythology, the convertible model was designed by Jason Castriota of former Saab fame and built by the Special Projects division of Pininfarina.

It is based on the running gear of the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe with power coming from the British model's 6.75-liter V12 engine.

Among other changes, the rear seats were removed and the driving position was pushed back 400mm back. With the exception of the doors that were crafted out of solid wood, the rest of the body is made of carbon fiber.

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Scoop: 2014 Infiniti G Series Test Mule Spotted Going in and out of Mercedes Facility

A test mule of the next generation of Infiniti's highest volume line, the G series, was nabbed by our spy photographers taking a rest at a parking lot in Northern Europe.

While these pictures don't tell us much about the new G sedan other than that it will have wider front and rear tracks, the fact that our photographers told us that the prototype was seen going in and out of a known Mercedes test facility, proves that the cooperation between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance is in full swing.

It is possible that one of the test mules is wearing one of Mercedes-Benz' diesel engines as this is something the two companies have already confirmed.

We still don't know if Infiniti will continue the development of its famed VQ series of V6 engines or if the company will take a look at the Mercedes-Benz's parts bin for a new six-cylinder gasoline unit.

As for the design, we can only speculate, but if you look at Infiniti's new production JX crossover and its recent concept models like the LE compact sedan and the Emerg-E, you will find some clues to as what styling elements will be used on the sedan such as the creased beltline and the pinched front grille.

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