- Oct 30, 2007
SEMA 2007: Nissan 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.
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.