How often do you leave a comment on a post, "It would be cool if that car had (insert Part X)." It's always fun to think "what if?" Well, Nissan has taken advantage of the creative minds of enthusiasts everywhere by crowdsourcing the build of a custom 370Z. Nothing was off limits for modification. The engine, wheels, tires, interior, and exterior were all subject to vote. Nissan even asked you what suspension to use.

The build is finally complete and Nissan is ready to show off the fruits of your choices. In stage one, Steven Lam and his team of fellow mechanics removed the front clip and hoses in order to pull the engine. Once out, the 3.7-liter six was fitted with a Greddy twin turbo kit that Lam estimates will push output over 500 horsepower. To complement the twin snails, fans chose a Greddy Ti-C catback system for more freely flowing exhaust.

Next up was the suspension, which was left to a vote by Autoblog readers (you're just gonna have to click on the first video below to see which one was selected), followed by a Stoptech big brake kit.

In stage two, the car was dyno'd, the fuel/air mix tweaked, and the aesthetics were addressed. Click on the second video to see their progress, and the final video for the eventual reveal of the crowd-customized 370Z.








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      Henry
      • 2 Years Ago
      It will be interesting to see how it performs. Moreover, can someone order one if the final product is deemed acceptable by the numbers and performance. Oh, and what about reliability with all those non-Nissan parts?
      jcar302
      • 2 Years Ago
      Obviously it was on a dyno, so explain why we are getting an "estimated" hp value. Even the numbers look blurred out on the dyno graph in the video. While i like the nissan gtr, the nissan 370z serves no purpose, it's not very fast, it's not very affordable and apparently when you install 2 power adders it still doesn't make that much power. I know the fanboys will vote me down, just realize for 22 grand you can buy a 10 year old zo6 that destroys the 370z in every category.
        tinted up
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        I am starting to feel the same way. The 370z is priced out of it's market. You can go buy a 22k Mustang v6 with similar power and have a fun time. Don't get me wrong I am not going to go out and buy a v6 Mustang, but my point remains the same. The Z needs to return to fundamentals, a cheap, fun to drive RWD car. The 240z sold like hotcakes because of a basic recipe, the current Z cars betray all of the past models. With the next Z I would be okay with a less is less philosophy, I wouldn't mind the current amount of power or even less power if they shaved the weight, content, and price.
          Gorgenapper
          • 2 Years Ago
          @tinted up
          We are in agreement - the current Z is too heavy for a sports car, and way too expensive. Bring it back down to 3000lbs, remove some of the useless frippery from the interior, and drop the price down to USD $27.5k. It doesn't have to try and be luxurious and fast at the same time - take a page from the FR-S/BRZ playbook, but give it 300+hp.
        xnitrorider62x
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        That is the worst car logic. For 22 grand you can buy alot of cars and destroy a 370z... provided you do the wrench work or buy a decent base car.
          jcar302
          • 2 Years Ago
          @xnitrorider62x
          Who said anything about wrench work? None needed. A new car showroom stock, should outrun one of it's 10+ year old competitors that is also showroom stock. Image if the new camaro SS came out and it couldn't beat a 2002 4.6 mustang gt and cost more. We'd laugh at it.
        Jonathan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        Have you driven the Z before? How about a Mustang, Camaro, GTI, Sti, or Evo? If you've driven any of those cars, you would be hard pressed to say that they serve no purpose. Also, you can't compare a $98k supercar with a $33k bargain sports car that contends step for step with a Porsche Cayman that costs twice as much. Your case for the Z06 is additionally short-sighted because there are people who prefer new cars over 10 year old cars.
      FLUIDJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      wow...the Crowd sure has poor tastes
        lars
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FLUIDJ
        The only two thing that Project 370Z proved: Social Media is totally useless and masses are just stupid.
        AP1_S2K
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FLUIDJ
        stoptech brakes, laughable.... why didn't they put on Wilwood since they make brakes for amusement park rides.
          Lab Rat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AP1_S2K
          I'd have gone with Baer. But what do I know?
          DC Mike
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AP1_S2K
          Probably because Wilwood customer service is HORRIBLE. The employee (we'll refer to as *arcus) will just send the wrong parts over and over. I second the vote for Baer.
      kuntknife
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would be cool if that car had been left stock.
      Zeus
      • 2 Years Ago
      The last thing I would ever do is trust a bunch of people on facebook to tell me what things to modify my car with. I loved the ridiculous comments that would pop up. What did you guys expect to happen? I think they were saying 500bhp if you look at the graph the lowest number looks to be 2 digits so I'm guessing it's 50 and each line progresses by 50 which would make the line that the red HP curve is about to approach 400whp. The top of the curve looks like it just barely gets to ~380-390whp. That isn't terrible given the fact it doesn't sound like they did much in the way of fuel injectors or any other necessary parts you would need to crank out a safe and reliable 500hp. Turbo Kit: $3200 Volk Wheels: $1200 Big Brake Kit: $1000 Getting tuning advice on facebook: Worthless There are some things in life that take time and patience to learn, for everything else theres facebook.
        AP1_S2K
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zeus
        agreed
          Zeus
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AP1_S2K
          Thanks for taking the time to say that man. I like to know that I'm not the only person in the world who actually thinks about things. You make some good comments on here. Would you believe none of the automotive journalist publications will give me a job? AP1 is a great car too. Had the opportunity to race one of them on Fuzion tires (which sucked!) but it was an awesome experience. Love those cars. You have good taste sir.
        PatrickH
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zeus
        Agreed Zeus. Also point me in the direction of a twin turbo kit for $3200! Single turbo kits for my S2000 are $4500 and up!
          Zeus
          • 2 Years Ago
          @PatrickH
          Thats a lot of money. I have seen some kits a few years ago on the cheap, but I haven't really checked since then and I'm sure they are more expensive now. A turbo for the S2000 would be good, but you would really have to tune it to work with the nature of the car. Big $$$. They are excellent stock in my opinion though. One of those cars that is just so much fun to drive as they came from the factory. If you built one with a good turbo of centrifugal supercharger setup to 400whp it would be a monster of a car with a driver who knew how to handle it. Does anyone make a lysholm supercharger for them?
      carnut0913
      • 2 Years Ago
      Design by committee.... Isnt that what gave us the Aztek?
      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      How is it uglier than a regular Z? I don't understand.
      S.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awful exterior color - looks like a dolphin.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hereby proclaim this car to be officially mediocre. Just looks like a NISMO with some questionable vinyl, and your prerequisite Volk wheels.....yawn....
      Chayil
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meh, I kind of figured this is what would happen when a car is "crowdsourced". Who would have voted for GReddy for the turbos and exhaust? Not me, that is for sure. The Volks TE-37's are a given and the Stoptech brakes look great as well. I hate the vinyl wrap. I would imagine that this Z is stratospheric in price. Wonder what Nissan did to overcome the high oil temperatures Z's see at the track?
      Luke Lau
      • 2 Years Ago
      For people that are saying that there's a chance it can be upgraded to compete with a 911, people with that amount of money and determined to buy a 911 won't be swayed off by a 370Z with a large engine and swollen wheel arches. If they do end up making it, it can't be sure that there's a customer base waiting for it, but it sure won't be affected by the 911 if someone wants to buy something like it.
      wylin923
      • 2 Years Ago
      really if you wanted the ultimate track Z you'd want: to skip all the cosmetic stuff and remove as much weight as possible from the car. Add a the nissan motorsports oilcooler upgrade, add a larger radiator, add a differential cooler, add a baffled oilpan so that oil doesn't get sloshed around too hard on the track. Keep the KW's or maybe go up to club sport model and maybe the wheels (tho i'd want a square 285 or 295 width set up for tires), stiffen the chassis via bracing. Add real FIA approved racing buckets with HANS device compatibility and 5 point harness holes and a roll cage built to one of the US racings series specs. Really just fallow the spec Z rules for the NASA spec 350Z series but adapt them to the newer 370z. http://www.nasaproracing.com/rules/spec_z.pdf
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