• Oct 30, 2007
click image above for high-res gallery of the Altima Coupe Turbo

While we're just beginning to see a few Altima Coupes around town, once sales begin to head northward we're expecting the new coupe to become one of the darlings of the aftermarket. The Altima Coupe's sleek lines coupled with Nissan's 3.5 liters of V6 perfection are a solid foundation with which to begin, and Turbochargers.com has done exactly that. The VQ-series V6 gets a GTK650 turbo setup by Artisan Performance, supposedly good for over 450 HP. Fuel delivery comes courtesy of a new fuel rail and 650cc injectors, while charge temps are kept low through a custom intercooler. Although the 20x8.5-inch wheels are all show, the AP racing 13-inch, four-piston calipers are the business.

You can read through all the details in the press release after the jump and check the gallery below for a handful of high-res images.



PRESS RELEASE:

Built by Turbochargers.com, the Fox Marketing Altima Coupe features a custom style not yet seen in the marketplace and a 450-plus horsepower VQ-series engine. BASF R-M white paint with black accents set off this unique coupe, and a custom-fit Extreme Dimensions front lip spoiler, combined with a 1.8-inch drop courtesy of Performance Springs, give the Fox Marketing Altima Coupe an aggressive stance. Additional style and performance is provided by a Brake Pros AP Racing 13-inch, 4-piston caliper brake system and mesh-style Privat NEV wheels, sized 20x8.5 inches, with a silver painted center and polished lip, wrapped in 245/30R20 Toyo T1R tires.

The Fox Marketing's Altima Coupe 3.5-liter V6 received a turbo kit built by Artisan Performance Turbo featuring a Turbonetics GTK650 turbo, "Evolution" wastegate, "Raptor" blow-off valve and a large Artisan Performance intercooler, measuring 26x10x3. Additional fuel is provided by an Artisan Performance fuel rail and 650cc injectors, while spent fumes are expelled through a three-inch Artisan Performance turbo-back exhaust. For additional performance and reliability, the Altima Coupe features an Artisan Performance crank pulley and performance oil lines. With all of these underhood additions, extra room was needed, so the battery has been relocated with a special Artisan Performance kit.

Inside, Artisan Performance seat brackets hold Yonaka Racing black leather racing seats with red stitching, providing occupant comfort, while STRI 60mm boost, oil pressure and exhaust gas temperature gauges give the driver all necessary information. A custom Rockford Fosgate audio system finishes off the interior.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Sigh. I give up.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yay, 450 hp to just sit there and burn out the tires if it even thinks of accelerating
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man those GTK650's always look sexy no matter what theyre on.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Why does Nissan even build this?!
      • 7 Years Ago
      As a show car this looks great. I could take or leave the wheels though. But, 450hp to the front...egads.

      But as a car I like the Altima coupe. It must make Infiniti dealers really mad. It could use 18 inchers like the Maxima's as both the coupe and the sedan always seemed like the wheels are too small.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Get insurance for a car like this easyThe All Insured
      • 7 Years Ago
      Although 450HP may be too much to the front, it's nice to see a bad ass altima coupe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder how much boost this is running? I think less hp (not that I'm against more) would make it a little easier to live with on the street and be more reliable. Even a twin screw blower and ~380hp would seem to me to be a more tractable street application. I'm also not a fan of running boost on a vehicle without low-comp heads and stronger internals, even in moderation. Overall I like this car a lot. The coupe is awesome looking, very clean. Now ditch the stickers and put a carbon fiber hood on it. That should make up for some of the weight from the turbo and its plumbing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      wow, Me+that=LOOOOOOOOOVVVEEEEEE!!!!!!!

      I want that, now!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Read it how you want, but i was saying i don't understand your love for this car, much like I don't understand men that love their poodle dogs. Never said you like Poodle dogs.

        Speaking physics, this car is a terrible. Fwd with a tone of power and no sidewalls for needed give to hold grip. It just doesn't make technical sense at all. The low profile tires may squarely plant that tire into the ground, but the fact that when you put power to the ground using the front wheels will understeer you away from any line you were trying to hold. Its just a terrible car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I have a lab, thanks very much

        So because I like a car I'm not manly, also it was meant to be funny

        teh Interwebz is serious business buddy!!! watch out!
        • 7 Years Ago
        you mus understand my love for all things Nissan, coupe, turbo, and white. This is one of my dream cars, and it will apparently have a Turbonetics turbo kit soon, so yeah, I regressed to the point of being a 15 year old cheerleader in a matter of seconds, but I could care less, I love that car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      New G37 is ugly. This looks better by far and thats probaly why they made it FWD so people have to buy the Z or G37.
      • 7 Years Ago
      where's the hood
        • 7 Years Ago
        eh, show cars it's acceptable, I'm more interested in the 450hp than the pretty engine bay, although that is a nice bonus
        • 7 Years Ago
        The turbo ate the hood...
        • 7 Years Ago
        haha EXACTLY. It's SEMA, where a hood is less important than a Subway sticker.
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