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Out of the Corner of My Eye….

28 Aug

Driving home the other day, I spotted this exceptionally clean 928. Had an exhaust, sounded wonderful. Can’t quite plate the wheels, perhaps they are the Club style? Anyway, it almost sounded boosted, and I spotted a gauge on the a pillar (boost?). Looked to be a late model with the revised front bumper and S4 style spoiler. While traveling he pulls up ahead a bit and on the back I spot the badge: 928GT. Interesting…very interesting. The GT was a limited run car Porsche made in 1989-1991. From what I have looked up only 150 were brought stateside. I’ve heard of them before but if genuine this would be the first I’ve ever seen. The GT had a 5 liter V8, 330hp, electronic rear LSD, and even TPMS. The Germans are always so far ahead of the curve with accessories like that.

I have always appreciated these cars – they have obvious road prescience, and they have aged extremely well. Particularly the later cars. They are 20-25 years old now and could easily pass for something far more modern. The engines are like cashmere – totally smooth, but pack a punch. While they are heavy cars, they are an awesome GT. I can’t think but help that the modem Aston/Jaguar/Maserati/BMW 6 series didn’t have a 928 somewhere in the back of the engineers mind when they were being designed. It’s an awesome long touring sports coupe. We had a client that had a very early car – a 1978 as I recall, which I was lucky enough to take out for a brief run years ago, after some work was completed. I would estimate around 1997-1998. I recall even today the V8 pulling solidly, even though it had all that mass to lug around, and the car being extremely tight.

First couple pics are from online I found. Last one is the only one I managed to grab while driving…apologies in advance for the crap quality – it didn’t seem that far away when I snapped it 😦

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Getting Personal

1 Feb
Personal Pole Position: Black Leather, Red Suede, Red Stitched Logo

Personal Pole Position: Black Leather, Red Suede, Red Stitched Logo

Cheesy ass blog post title, but cool stuff inside. We’ve got some good deals going on right now for Personal/Nardi/MOMO and OMP steering wheels. Whether you need the wheel alone, or need a full combo with hub and quick release, we’ve got ya covered. From Mitsubishi to Nissan, Porsche to Subaru, we can put a package together for all of them, and then some.

Show here is the Personal Pole Position in Red Suede, with Black Leather and Red logo stitched across the top.

Contact z1sales@z1auto.com for your package!

Enkei Fall Sale

14 Nov

We have a very limited number of Enkei NT03+M and RPF1 Racing Wheels on Special right now. Only good while current quantities last

NT03+M

Enkei NT03+M

Enkei NT03+M White

The NT03+M from Enkei is an exceptionally strong, lightweight wheel that has been a very popular choice among racers in both Japan and the US. The open spoke design helps promote ample brake cooling. These wheels also feature Enkei’s dual valvestem, which allows you to accurately moniter tire pressure while adding or taking away air or nitrogen. Additional features include Enkei’s unique brace ring (the second ring on the spoke section) which ensures the wheel does not deflect or distort under the heavy loads associated with track use.

On sale in the following sizes:

18×8.5 +38, 5-120, Hyper Silver – $1132 + shipping (MSRP $1400+ shipping)
18×10.0 +25, 5-120, Hyper Silver – $1220 + shipping (MSRP $1500 + shipping)
18×9.5 +27, 5-114.3, Hyper Silver – $1199 + shipping (MSRP $1460 + shipping)
18×9.5 +40, 5-114.3, Hyper Silver – $1199 + shipping (MSRP $1460 + shipping)
18×9.5 +27, 5-114.3, Pure White – $1269 + shipping (MSRP $1560 + shipping)
18×9.5 +40, 5-114.3, Pure White – $1269 + shipping (MSRP $1560 + shipping)

RPF1

Enkei RPF1 Silver

The RPF1 pays homage to the MCClaren F1 Team wheels you may be familar with. This wheel is a popular choice for track and street as it combines unique good looks, extreme lightweight, and a very good value per dollar. Using Enkei’s proprietary M.A.T. and T.S. processes (a bit of alphabet soup, but it’s worth reading!), Enkei has been able to manufacture a light weight wheel at an affordable cost with very high strength. Enkei developed a new manufacturing process to produce the next aluminum wheel generation. The Most Advanced Technology (M.A.T) combines one-piece cast wheel technology with a rim forming technology called spinning process. Using this new technology of casting and rim forming by M.A.T process, is critical to improve drastically the material property and strength of the wheels. Rim-Rolled technology shapes the rim to improve material elongation withoutsacrificing the wheels hardness. Heat treatment makes the aluminum wheel stronger and more resilient to stress. The M.A.T Process makes the wheels more resistant to cracking when the wheels are put through extreme racing conditions. Wheels manufactured with the M.A.T Process are made with the minimum amount of aluminum to make the wheels lighter while remaining strong and safe.

17×9 +22, +35, or +45, 5-114.3, F1 Silver – $925 + shipping (MSRP $1140 + shipping)
17×9.5 +18 or +38, 5-114.3, F1 Silver – $959 + shipping (MSRP $1180 + shipping)
17×9.5 +18, 5-114.3, SBC *Super Black Coat* – Very Rare Color! $1284 + shipping (MSRP $1580 + shipping)
17×10 +38, 5-114.3, F1 Silver – $991 + shipping (MSRP $1220 + shipping)

International shipping available – contact z1sales@z1auto.com with your full, complete address for shipping quotes anywhere in the world

You’ve Got to Coooooordinate!!!!

28 Sep

If you are looking for a classy way to dress up your BBS wheels, and keep them safe at the same time, check out these locking lugs from BBS. These are made exclusively for BBS by McGard, one of the best lugs in the business! No soft aluminum here, these are steel with steel threads, so they won’t strip or wear out and the color won’t fade. What’s more, the seat of each lug rotates freely 365 degrees, so when you’re torquing it down, it will not scratch the inner seat area of the wheel. Set includes 20 lugs, available in red or black, with the key. Available in 12×1.25 or 12×1.5 Priced at $250 for the set in red and $450 for the limited black. Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com to order yours!