The Mantorp movie

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A day of hope, heat and helicopters

First event - check! Gatebil at Mantorp, Sweden. Just over 30 degrees of heat in the air, close to 60 degrees track temprature. That's madness for a test run - but that's what the Saturday was all about.

We only drove 3 laps - then realizing the car needs some more work before it's ready to performe at peak level, bur remember - this was our first real test run with the car! Back to Turbo Center for some more tweaking and we will be ready for the next event we will show up at!

But what about the helicopteer?, Weel, since the car needed to go back to Sthlm and there was a barbecue planned at the evening in Gothenburg, the best solution was to fly by helicopter to the bbq party. Took us about 66 minutes flying from Mantorp outside of Linköping, to Gothenburg. And what a day to fly on!

It's time to enter the stage

So many hours and has been put into this project, all the way from the first ideas and through out to the last testing done this week. It is a team effort, based on one vision and put together by people who love what they are doing, and are considered to be among the best at it. The car has to work, as simple as that.

Yesterday the car left Turbo Center and is now on a long road trip / test run. Everything works very well so far and we're happy about that. Now it's time to take the 814 horsepower Nizmo 350Z into the action, mildly but still into the heat.

This weekend Gatebil throws of there big event in Sweden, at Mantorp outside of Linköping, and the Nizmo 350Z will be there. On Saturday the car will take on the track for some test runs, to see how it handles out there where the action is.
The forecast speaks about hot weather, maybe as high as above 30 degrees celcius, so the conditions might be tough - even better for a test day on the track.

So if you want to take a closer look and see the car in action, visit Gatebil at Mantorp Park this Saturday!


Ok, now we are so close we can almost taste the power! Last week some finishing jobs were done on the car, including the catch tank and some exterior stuff. We are still waiting for the custom made head lights, shipping from USA sometimes seems to be a very difficult task even though they've put a man on the moon...

Maybe - just maybe - it's time for the first event appearance the upcoming weekend. If so it will be the Gatebil track event on Mantorp just outside of Linköping, Sweden. We are not yet sure it's possible but we hope we can go for a powerful test run over there! We'll get back to you about that during the week!

The graph

Here is the graph for you tech guys out there, this is the latest one. It shows the result on the wheels, the engine graph is not yet available. This is some insane numbers! The turbo peaks at 1.6 bar which is not much when you have this amount of power involved.

The specs right now

Performance is a combination of parts, knowledge and testing. This car is no exception, some parts are bought in and others are custom made from scratch. There is no bolt on kit that works this good, as simple as that!

So here's the spec - this time in Swedish :)

Gjutna grenrör från GTM
Garret GT30 turbo (2st)
1200cc spridare
Fuelrail GTM
Bosch bränsletrycksregulatorer (2st)
Dubbla walbro bränslepumpar i armatur från GTM
Fullflödes retur-bränslesystem
Haltech styrsystem
GTM intercooler
Tial wastegate 40mm (2st)
Tial dumpventil 50mm
Oljekylare Setrab
Avgassystemet specialbyggt gjort av 2x3”rostfritt material (1 rör per motorsida, V6)
Specialbyggt insug
JE kolvar
Carillo vevstakar
Toppackning, flerlagers stålpackning
Ventilfjädrar och titanretainers från Ferrea.
Flödesoptimerade topplock
Cosworth kamaxlar
Cosworth insug för överladdning
Ombyggt bränslesystem till fullflödes retursystem
Upgraderad vevhusventillation
Carillo vevstakar
Toppackning, flerlagers stålpackning
Ventilfjädrar och titanretainers från Ferrea.
Flödesoptimerade topplock
Cosworth kamaxlar
Uppgraderad vevhusventillation

Then of course, a lot of details modified not listed here... =)

Good day to own a 350Z

Well, at least for us - the Nizmo 350Z project. Why? Today the car was up in the dyno again. Some more tuning done the last 24 hours and a new test today.

This time the car delivered.... 814 hp and 1060 Nm!!!!! What about that! That's insane dude! And what a curve - Turbo Center has removed all the drops between 3800 rpm - to the end! Meaning the car now has full effect from just above 4000 rpm! Anyone got more power than that in a 350Z then let us know!

This calls for a Top Gear spot, right!!!

This week

Picture by Dan, Turbo Center Stockholm.

A new week, and the team at Turbo Center are up and running again. Lot's of things to do, the list is long in the quest of brutal street performance.

Another upgrade, this time it's the new drive shafts - performance needs high quality racing ds. This is a weak link and we had to do something about it. These new ones are shipped från the states and during the first test they really performed well! 

This is insane!

Picture by Dan, Turbo Center Stockholm.

Ok, this is just what this project is about. Do you know what this is? Take a closer look att the lid, that'll tell you!
When there is no room left for the windshield washer fluid container you just have to custom build a new one, right! That´'s what we've done.

This custom built container now sits in the front a bit higher up an is a bit smaller than the original one - insane right!

Told ya'!

Never been any doubt this project is about perfomance, right! It's about horsepower and torque - as simple as that! This weeks the project and team at Turbo Center has made a lot of progress and by friday the car delivered just above 600 horsepower and 820 Nm on the wheels during a test run in the dyno - on the wheels man! We just love it and there is much more to come!

What's this fuzz about carbon?

Picture by Dan, Turbo Center Stockholm.

Ok, so we had a carbon intake, so what! Ok, it broke to pieces during the tests, so what! Then you just have got to build a new one - an even better one!

So, this is the new intake - custom made to stand the huge amout of pressure changes that this amount of power ends up with. Custom built by Turbo Center using parts from a Cosworth intake. This one stands the test, take our word for it!

The new rims

Picture by Dan, Turbo Center Stockholm.

Here they are! The new rims running this season. Smoken' fresh picture from Turbo Center! Do you know the make and model? Before we tell you that we'll leave som room for you guys to guess! Let's just say these are not heavy at all!

And of course, fitted with Toyo tires - racing it is!


The car is still not ready to hit the road. The new gear box has to be installed and some programming has to be done before it's time to start enter events. We can not yet say when the first event including the car will take place but we hope it is pretty soon.

The car will show up at all kinds of shows and events, but the priority is of course when there's a possibility to drive, like track days, drifting manias and maybe Action Meet...

The dp (director of photography)

To make all of this availible for you the project is using OEP Media to produce film and photos. This ensures a professional production level throught out the project - all so that you can join in whenever you want and experience high quality, high def video and great photos.

Behind the scenes - part 1

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What's this?
Join this vision - this dream of street perfomance. Tag along as we make this more than a dream, the vision becomes reality.

This story is about Jim, the owner of the Nissan 350Z. It's about his way into the world of street performance and racing.

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