Like most car guys, when you get the urge to make a move you just can’t stop yourself. The drive to upgrade either cars or parts is strong and can become an addiction of sorts that will ignore everything in order to be fed. Leo Jang of Flushing, NY got the itch bad, which stemmed from nothing more than a sound that echoed off downtown Manhattan buildings. The sound he referred to was the exhaust note of a then brand new G35 many years ago.
The aesthetics are so outrageous that when the small JPGs popped up on our collective desktops here everyone was “like whoa” a la Black Rob styles.
It is strange to see how far he took it though, because his build and the sound that it cranks out is light years ahead of the stock G35. The aesthetics are so outrageous that when the small JPGs popped up on our collective desktops here everyone was “like whoa” a la Black Rob styles. It appeared the G had all of the right parts and the list got even more insane as we started digging.
Contrary to most turbo VQs out there, Jang decided to build the motor. He didn’t go baller on a budget either, but started the process with an elaborate VTR Stage 3 long block from Vinny Ten Racing. Complete with a ported and polished head, the valve train features Ferrea Titanium. The cylinders were sleeved and plugged with low compression CP pistons connected to a Nismo crank by Eagle rods. Before the turbos were mounted, the engine was sealed back up with ARP studs and Cometic gaskets.
The twin turbo system from JWT consists of two ball bearing units capable of 350hp each. After the snails compress the air it heads through custom piping to a sizable GReddy front mount vented by an HKS Limited Edition BOV. The mixture is fueled by DW 850cc injectors driven by twin Bosch inline pumps. The result gases are channeled through JWT headers into custom downpipes and a titanium GReddy Ti-C.
The car was put on the VTR rollers with veteran builder Vinny Ten programming the Hydra EMS. The results were impressive with a usable 648whp putting down 619lb-ft of torque. All of that pull would mean that driveline upgrades were in order. A set of DriveShaftShop Stage 5 axles were added along with a Carbonetic LSD to hold the power. An RPS multi-plate clutch has been added since the last clutch (which shall remain nameless) slipped on the drag strip. The car only managed an 11.9 but they are gunning deep into the 10s as the car sits.
The rollers definitely attract attention since the color lip craze hasn’t sunk in on the east coast. A set of HRE 590R that measure 19x10-inch in the front and 19x12.5-inch in the rear were custom painted with a matte face and pearl white lip. A set of Falken FK452 were selected with an impressive 275/30R19 for steering and 315/25R19s on the drive wheels.
Poking through the spokes were the trademark teal calipers of Project Mu, with 14-inch rotors and 4-piston clampers on all corners. The drop and the control was delegated to ZEAL Function XS coilovers and Eibach front and rear sway bars. The SPC Front and Rear Camber kits helped dial-in the camber along with polished upper and lower control arms.