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The Contender: Chris Forsberg's 2012 Nissan 370Z

ESSENTIALS
Vehicle: 2012 Nissan 370Z
Driver: Chris Forsberg
Team: NOS Energy Drink Drift Team
Built by: Chris Forsberg Racing (CFR) and MA Motorsports
Engine: Nissan Motorsports 5.6L V8
Horsepower: 650 hp
Torque: 600 lb-ft

ENGINE MODIFCATIONS
Nissan Motorsports individual throttle bodies
AEM carbon fiber air box
Mishimoto dual pass radiator
Electromotive ECU and coils
Billet dry sump pan
Weiss dry sump pump
Meziere water pump
Bosch fuel pumps
MA Motorsports chassis wiring harness

EXHAUST
MA Motorsports (4-2-1 long tube stainless steel headers, dual 3.5-in. exhaust)

DRIVETRAIN
TexRacing SR1 transmission
ACT triple plate clutch
Driveshaft Shop (carbon fiber driveshaft, pro level 1,600-hp axles)
Winters quick change differential

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
Entire back-halved chassis built, spot-welded and prepped by MA Motorsports with six-point tig-welded roll cage
CFR (solid aluminum subframe spacers, adjustable front lower control arms, modified spindles, offset aluminum steering rack – moved forward for maximum angle)
KW Competition three-way coil-overs
Speedway (bushings, adjustable front/rear sway bars)
Battle Version rear camber and toe control arms
Electric power steering pump

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES
SSR Type-F wheels – 18x8.5 (f), 18x9.5 (r)
Hankook RS-3 tires – 245/40 R18 (f), 285/35 R18 (r)
Hawk HP Plus brake pads (f/r)
Project Mu D1-spec e-brake shoes
Wilwood brake bias adjuster

EXTERIOR
Nismo (side skirts, front and rear bumpers
Seibon Carbon (dry carbon fiber hood, doors, hatch, +10 mm vented front fenders, wing)
CFR rear fenders (+10mm)
V-LED custom headlights
Sam's Auto Land paint

INTERIOR
Recaro SPG seats and side brackets
Simpson five-point harnesses
Fuel Safe 10-gallon fuel cell
AutoMeter tachometer
AEM (water temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, volt meter, AQ-1 data logger, four-channel wideband UEGO controller)
Splash aluminum steering hub
Sparco aluminum 350 mm steering wheel

SPONSORS
NOS Energy Drink, Hankook Tires, AEM Filtration, Clarion, Universal Technical Institute, Nissan, Mishimoto, ACT Clutch, SSR Wheels, The Driveshaft Shop, Seibon Carbon, KW Suspension, Alpinestars, Recaro, Electric Visual, Hoonigan, Sam's Auto Land, V-LEDs, Contour

The Contender: Chris Forsberg's 2012 Nissan 370Z



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