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One of One

12 May

gtr-lmTo the best of my knowledge, Nissan only made 1 of these (someone correct me if that’s inaccurate)


New SSR GTF-01 Forged Monoblock Wheel

22 Apr


Brand new from SSR Japan is the fully forged 1 piece GTF-01. A classic 5 spoke style with turned in spokes, reminds me alot of the former sport wheels from STi/NISMO/Ralliart from back in the earlier 2000’s.

Offered in silver or black, center caps valvestems are included (we also will include lugs and hubrings). Sizes are as follows:
SIZE Bolt Pattern Offset MSRP
17X7.5 5X100 48 $ 700.00
18X8.0 5X114.3 49 $ 790.00
18X8.5 5X100 44 $ 800.00
5X114.3 44 $ 800.00
5×114.3 32 $ 800.00
18X9.0 5X114.3 45 $ 810.00
18X9.5 5X100 44 $ 820.00
5X114.3 40 $ 820.00
5×114.3 22 $ 820.00
18X10.5 5X114.3 15 $ 840.00
19×9.5 5X114.3 22 $ 870.00
19X10.5 5X114.3 22 $ 890.00
20X9.5 5X114.3 22 $ 1,010.00
20X10.0 5X114.3 35 $ 1,030.00
20X10.5 5X114.3 20 $ 1,050.00

Contact z1sales@z1auto.com for details, shipping, etc.

Revolfe, Rejoice

24 Mar

This might be the nicest Z32 I’ve ever seen. The Z32 has aged particularly well I think – doesn’t give away that its a 20 year old.

Not sure on spec, but I will try to find out

Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed – Preview Video

6 Mar



4 Mar

A customer recently drove down from CT to pick up some Bilstein coilovers for his GC8 Impreza, and took his daily driver with him. This is the first of the truly cool M5’s IMHO. Timeless body design. This one is even more unique in that it’s a real Euro spec model, with the larger 3.8 liter engine, and other special features.

New Addition to the Family

23 Jan

Jonathan just picked this up a few days ago, after trading in his ’06 Civic Si. Should be fun…some mods already on order 🙂

I was in it the other night – very quick car, great midrange punch, very, very nice interior. I was especially impressed with the quality of materials and overall layout – it’s nice, regardless of price. This one is loaded with everything. HID’s (with the cool turning headlights), Navi, Bose – the works. Congrats Jon, shiny side up!

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale is On! Save 10% off Everything We Carry!

25 Nov

We’re keeping it simple. Place any NEW order placed between today, Thursday, November 25 and Sunday, November 28, 2010, and get 10% off the total. Applies to anything we sell, whether in stock or special order, mailorder, or in person. Orders must be paid for via credit card, money order, or cash, sorry, no Paypal. So browse our site, and anything you want, start making a list! We’ll be available to assist with any questions you may have.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any coupon codes, so to get your 10% savings, you can either give us a call to place your order at (631)863-3820, or, email us your order number and we’ll reimburse you the 10%.

Thank you, and our best wishes for Thanksgiving to all our clients and friends

Time for Twitter

11 Nov

Now you can follow us on Twitter (Z1Performance). Check there for new products, limited time sales, and more!

R35 GTR Engines for Sale – UPDATE – Sorry, these are all sold out and we do not have any more available

18 Jun

UPDATE – Sorry, these are all sold out and we do not have any more available

If you’re looking for one to drop into that 510, 350Z, or whatever else you have up your sleeve, let us know. We have a bunch available for sale. Can be had with or without turbos.

UPDATE – Sorry, these are all sold out and we do not have any more available

Op Ed: Please “Mechanic”, Fix your Perspective

15 Oct

This is a rebuttal to the blog post I read here

I’m not a “Vette guy”. But in my humble opinion, the author is off his rocker. I once thought of the Corvette as the stuff dreams were made of – for guys going through their mid life crisis with their hamburger meat poking out from their bad hawaiian shirt, or meatheads who once had an IROC. Those days are gone in my eyes now. The modern Vette represents something that an actual enthusiast WOULD get.

The Everyman car? Give me a break. What sports car nowadays is the everyman car? The days of a kid getting a solid paying job, let alone affording a sports car, haven’t been with us for a long while now. When so many graduating college do so with $100k + in student loans, I don’t think buying a ‘Vette is top on their list of “must haves”. Their happy to have a Friday night out with their friends and paying the rent on time. So where should we start? Social reform or price reform on a sports car? I’d love to see a real deal affordable sports car that a recent college grad with a decent job could afford. Our business would thrive on such a car. But in todays world, that same college grad is lucky if he can afford an apartment on his own. Your salary is eaten up by alot more things than it used to be.

The Vette doesn’t have a victory lane type image? Victories in ALMS, Le Mans, and several GT class events throughout the world isn’t enough? Does it have a Vegas image? Sure, to some.

For many, perception is reality. Porsche’s convey snobbery to many people. Ferrari’s even moreso. Yet they often get a pass. Image plays a role, sure, but for many of us, the car is a reflection of how we see ourselves, not how we think others see us. Miata’s happen to be neat little cars. Some might say they are feminine. I’d invite those to a Spec Miata race and watch the door to door action, and tell me if that doesn’t look like a helluva lot of fun?

Let’s not forget that GM is in the position now of trying to capitalize on whatever they can. That can sometimes lead to things like the current Grand Sport. Interestingly enough, the previous Grand Sport was very much the same. More show than go. Some might argue the NISMO 370Z is cut from the same cloth.

Is the Vette the greatest thing since sliced bread under $60k? Who knows – that’s subjective. However, from a performance standpoint, it runs with cars that are way out of its price category and that is something it has done nearly since the 60’s. That’s its point. I firmly believe that the guy looking for a performance car is not considering both the Vette and the GT3. They are 2 distinctly different cars for 2 different customers. These are legacy cars. They are cars that cater to the existing ownership base. When the new one comes out, the owners trade up. Higher line models come out, and it’s what many of these owners aspire to get. A C6 customer probably wishes he had a Z06. A Z06 customer wishes he had a ZR1. A Carrera owner perhaps wishes he had a Turbo. And so it goes.

Edmunds – I appreciate your contributor trying to stir the pot, but in this case, I think he’s got it a bit backwards.