Nissan’s new generation VQ engines found in the 350Z, 370Z and the V Series Skylines have been widely praised for its smoothness and linear power delivery. When they first made appearance in the 350Z and 350GT Skyline, fans were doubtful of their tuning potential and whether or not they were built as tough as the older RB engines found in the R34, R33 and R32 Skylines.
Well here is an example that should prove the opposite. Shown here is a Twin Turbocharged Nismo 370Z built by GTM Motorsports. With the turbos spinning at a mere 9 psi, the boosted 370Z is capable of churning out 518 horsepower at the rear wheels, or almost 600 horsepower at the fly wheel. That is twice the amount of power of a standard normally aspirated 370Z.
The power comes from a GTM stage 2 twin turbo kit comprising the following components:
- Cast Ductile Iron Exhaust Manifolds And Turbine Housing
- Pre-Bent Stainless Steel Heat Shields
- Exhaust Manifold Install Hardware Kit
- 4-Ply High Resistance Nomex Silicon couplers
- Stainless Steel T-Bolt clamps
- 3.5 x 13 x 24 Bar and Plate Core Intercooler Rated 1000hp
- GTM Steering Coupler
- Polished Stainless Steel and Tig Welded Piping
- Pre-made steel braided oil and coolant Supply & Return lines
- Garrett’s Twin ball bearing water & oil cooled turbocharger
- K & N Cold Air Intake System
- TiAL 50mm Blow-off Valve
- HKS Internal Wastegate Actuators (standard option) with Turn key kit
- Tial 38mm external Wastegate with GTM Downpipes (standard option) with Tuner kit
- All Necessary Hardware and Installation Instructions
- GTM Custom mapped plug-in And play engine management
- GTM Basic fuel system with D enso 600cc Injectors and Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
- GReddy TI-C Dual Exhaust System
In addition to that, this 370Z also spots a few additional goodies and customised work which include an AFR gauge, a boost gauge, powder-coated piping, thermo-coated intercooler and ceramic-coated exhaust manifolds and hot side turbine housings/flanges.
This is the dyno graph of the 370Z before and after the build:
Check out the twin turbo VQ37VHR in action in the video after the jump followed by pictures of the build.
Source: GTM Motorsports