Great Wheel Deal Through Saturday May 10

8 May

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A great looking mesh wheel at an awesome price!

18×8.5, 5×100, 5×120 and 5×114 bolt patterns. Opal spokes with a polished lip: $688 shipped in the 48 states, includes center caps!

18×9.5, 5×100, 5×120 and 5×114.3 bolt patterns. Opal spokes with a polished lip: $699 shipped in the 48 states, includes center caps.

A range of offsets are available. If you’re not sure what you need, drop us a line

International shipping available as well contact us by clicking here

International shipping is available

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Never Was But Should Have Been

7 May

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When 1% Isn’t Enough

6 May

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If you’re one of the lucky few who can afford a 12C, you sir, have just been one-upped. The car was announced last year, and it’s been in the archives for awhile, forgot to post it! The 12C Can Am Edition is a limited run of an already smaller litter. Derived from the 12C GT3 race car, this version adds 100 hp, and significantly more downforce thanks to revised aero all around.

When a bonkers supercar isn’t enough…..the sound is eargasm personified

That Black 964

6 May

This is unquestionably not only one of the nicest 964s I’ve seen, but one of the coolest modified cars, period.

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Like a Glass of Sangria

4 May

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Gorgeous FD3S with Rando Sports aero, running the long-since-discontinued, sorely missed, bronze beauties otherwise known as SE37K

Cusco Roll Bars Explained

29 Apr

There seems to forever be a debate about Cusco roll bars and cages. They are often used in Japan, and as such, customers here want them for that reason alone. Secondly, they have a tremendously broad range of applications, so one is available for a ton of different cars. However, what many people don’t realize, is there are more than 1 type of roll bars and cages. Each has a specific purpose, a specific construction. With this entry, I hope to clear up some of the confusion, so people understand each one in a clearer way.

First up, you have the often-seen “Blue” rollbar and/or cage. This is called their D1 Spec. As you may have guessed, it is named as such because they are legal for use in the D1 Drift events. Granted, they are offered for a wide array of cars, and many of these cars will likely never drift. But this is what their design, manufacturing, material selection and mounting is geared towards. They also can be ordered in many other colors besides blue, but of course, for this part, that is the signature color. These are made of 40mm diameter chromoly, they bolt in, and are offered in 4 point through 8 point mounting.

Next up, are the Safety21 line of roll bars and cages. These differ significantly from the blue D1 spec units, in that they are made of 40mm cold drawn seamless carbon steel. They are available in 4-14 point in both bolt in and weld in mounting. The Safete21 units are used in Cusco’s GT300 efforts as well as in many of their club level rally cars. Some have FIA approval, depending on the number of points, and the application. These generally come finished in black, though again, custom colors are available. They have larger mounting and reinforcement plates vs the D1 spec units as well.

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Lastly, you have Cusco’s ASN-FIA Spec cages.These are full Regulation J spec cages, weld in only, and used in WRC as well as GT class racing.

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If you have any questions about the right unit for your car, just drop us a line at z1sales@z1auto.com

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Wedge

29 Apr

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Email Outage

18 Apr

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We apologize, but we have been experiencing an email outage during the last several hours. Our provider has been notified and they are currently working to research and resolve the issue.

Viper vs. Viper

6 Apr

The Irony of Racing

6 Apr

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Courtesy of @racedepartment

Flugplatz!

3 Apr

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The word means aerodrome in German. It also is the name of the famous spot of the Nurburgring where cars catch air. The bright blue was inspiration for Aston Martin when they named this beautiful bright blue color shown on the Vantage S. Anything but subtle.

The Harder Rocking Pantera

2 Apr

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Designed by an American, built in Italy, powered by good old USDM iron – the De Tomaso Pantera was always a bit of an anomaly of the sports car world. Only about 7200 were ever made, from its debut in 1972 till the final one rolled off the line in 1991.

Our customer contacted us with a unique request for his even more unique Pantera. His car has a host of very custom parts, including some carbon fiber components. To compliment this updated look, he wanted to update the aerodynamics as well. We spec’d out a custom made APR GTC-500 spoiler, with bespoke offset mounting brackets to allow it to custom blend with the rear hatch lines.

This isn’t some show queen though, as it has plenty of brute force under the Italian bodywork. A Roush Yates engine powers this redheaded stepchild. Future plans call for a custom carbon rear diffuser, which is already in the works, and a custom front carbon splitter as well.

Anything but Neutral

2 Apr

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We were contacted over the winter to get hold of one of the very rare and exclusive Prodrive steering wheels and Works Bell hub for a client in Switzerland. Recently got some installed pics and wanted to share them! This was installed into a European spec WRX

Improving the View in Paradise

2 Apr

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Dmitri recently sent us pics of his gorgeous STi, all the way from New Caledonia!

He received a set of Ganador mirrors from us, which he had painted to match the car.

The Beauty is She’s a Beast

20 Mar

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The Ferrari 458 Italia GT class car. Stunner

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