The Anatomy of one
insanely fast Nissan 350Z


A Recaro SPG Hans seat has been with Sasha since he purchased the Z and the OMP belts are matched blue to the race car because every racer knows its a fashion faux pas to have mis-matched belts and paint color.


Easy access to a resettable circuit breakers is key and the original electronics by Sakata Motorsports Electronics have been expanded upon and upgraded by Sasha, with the change to a newer ADL2 dash, the addition of shock pots and traction control.


Not only is this Antigravity battery extremely lightweight tipping the scales at 2.7 pounds but the battery case and holder have been designed and 3D printed by Sasha himself.


The heart of the Z is this MoteC M800 engine management unit. Sasha swears by Motec for ultimate tunability, reliability, and worry-free race use. He’s got countless hours mapping the engine on his Dynapack dyno for the many different engine setups and has over 105 different tune files for this car alone! There is a lot of very nerdy electronics going on with this car.



A fresh flow of cool air to the driver is beyond critical, especially during those extremely hot mid-summer race days so this simple duct with fan and 3D printed reducer provide fresh air at the flick of a switch to Sasha’s helmet.


Ain’t no party like a race car party right? The Motec ADL2 advanced dash logger is the pinnacle of motorsport loggers and displays. It, much like everything else from Motec is fully programmable and customizable. Sasha has integrated custom messages between the ECU and the Dash so that things like traction control and engine map settings can be displayed on the dash and sent to the ECU, and so that the ECU is able to limit the amount of wheel slip based on whether the car is cornering or going in a straight line.


Sasha’s gone ahead and added some legit upgrades onto the Sparco steering wheel including engine map and traction control dials so depending on track conditions, he can switch between different settings quickly and effectively. I gotta say, that’s some legit race car shit right there!


The final piece of the interior’s puzzle is a simple Tilton brake bias controller. This adjusts how much brake pressure is sent between the front and back brakes and is critical to tune the brake bias while on the track.


This is VQ37HR V6 has been fully built using JE pistons designed by Jim Wolf Technology with stock rods and GT-R rod bolts. The heads remain totally stock on this engine yet flow almost identically to the ported VQ35DE heads. Jim Wolf supplied the valve springs and cams to withstand an astronomical 9000rpm redline while making 413whp (405whp with the airboxes).


That right there is the engine’s life line, a Dailey engineering dry sump system that ensures no matter how hard the lateral-G load, the engine will always have constant oil pressure to keep it from blowing it’s metal bits up all over the track.


Sasha designed these custom air boxes with the help of C3 Composites and so far they’ve worked extremely well providing and distributing cool fresh air to the Jenvey ITB’s found inside them.


Doesn’t that just make your mouth water? There are few things better than individual throttle bodies. The trumpets have been carefully designed to optimize airflow for maximum power production in the upper RPM range.

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Does the engine in this car still retain the vq35 block with a vq37 crank swapped in? if so how was that possible?