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.
Owner: Leo Jang
Location: Flushing, NY
Vehicle: 2006 Infiniti G35
Power: 648whp with 619lb-ft
Nissan 3.5L VQ35 V6
VTR Stage 3 Built Long Block
VTR Stage 4 Ported and Polished Head
Darton MID sleeve
Cometic Head Gasket
Ferrea Titanium Valves and Valve Springs
JWT Turbo Cams
Custom Fuel System with twin Bosch Pump
850cc DW injectors
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
Unorthodox Underdrive Pulleys
JWT 700bb Twin Turbo Kit
Koyo 53mm Racing Radiator
GReddy Ti-C Exhaust
Hydra EMS GReddy B-Spec Boost Controller
RPS Multi-Plate Clutch
DriveShaftShop Stage 5 Axles
HRE 590R Custom Matte Black Face with Pearl Lip
Neochro R40 Lugnuts
Project Mu 14-inch 4-Piston Brakes
Zeal Function Xs Coilovers
Eibach Front and Rear Swaybars
SPC Front and Rear Camber Kits
Polished Upper and Lower Control Arms
ARC Strut Bar
3 Stage Lime Green with Blue/Green Pearl Paint with Black Accents
APR Custom Widebody
Custom Front Bumper with Molded Grill
Deleted Side Marker
Deleted Door Moldings
Custom Vented Hood and Fenders
Molded Rear Bumper
Molded Side Skirts
Molded Sparco Fuel Cap
APR GTC300 Spoiler
Custom Graphics inspired by ARTFACTORY
Custom Upholstered Sparco Milano Prestige2 Racing Seats
Matching Door Panels and Rear Seat Matching
Shift Boot and E-brake Boot
Custom made Seat Rails with Brackets
ARC Shift Knob
Sparco Flash 5 Steering Wheel
Sparco Race Pedals
Sparco E-brake Color-Matched trims
Autometer Nexus gauges: Boost, Fuel pressure, Oil pressure, EGT, A/F wideband, Water Temp Installed in Custom Gauge Pods
Zapco Ref 360W 4-channel amp
Zapco C2K 6.0 600W 2 channel amp
JL Audio 1000.1 1000W Mono amp
JL 12W7 Subwoofer
Custom Installed Farenheit 7-inch Widescreen Monitors in trunk
Morel Elate 5.25-inch Front speakers
Morel Tempo 6.5-inch Speakers installed in Trunk
Vinny Ten Racing
Dave Pankew @ PAS Mag
From the outside, Jang’s car is unmistakable. We give it top marks for originality with its bold graphics, custom wheels and fit stance. An APR widebody kit was selected and the front and rear bumpers were modified to work with it. The hood and fenders were customized with vents, moldings deleted and the entire shell was molded smooth. The car was hit with a 3-stage Lime with Blue Pearl and plastered in graphics from the ARTFACTORY.
Inside the cabin, Jang continued his mission without cutting corners. He selected a set of Sparco Milano Prestige 2 racing seats that were reupholstered in the same fabric as the door cards and rear seat. The Milanos are draped with Sparco 4-point harnesses and complimented with a Flash 5 steering wheel and race pedals. To keep tabs on the vitals, Jang went with a battery of Autometer Nexus gauges including: boost, fuel pressure, oil pressure, EGT, wideband O2 and water temp. The boost is controlled with a GReddy B-Spec boost controller.
On the multimedia tip, Jang has the bases covered. Stemming from a Pioneer D3 double din LCD, the signals are fed to a Zapco ref 360W 4-channel amp and a C2K 600W 2-channel amp to drive Morel Elate 5.25-inch and 6.5-inch speakers. The JL Audio 1000.1 mono amp drives a single JL Audio 12W7 sub for the lows.
At a 4000lb curb weight, Jang’s car isn’t going to smash records at the track. At the same time, it will annihilate most of what is on the road and is very dangerous on a highway pull. PAS is thrilled to see a fresh look coming out of New York and the name Vinny Ten and VTR Racing back in print.