Going from a factory naturally aspirated engine to a turbo set up in any vehicle can be a daunting task. Doing so with a Nissan 370z however, could possibly be the most nerve wracking experience you’ll ever undertake. The VQ37VHR is widely considered to be the most advanced engine in the world right now. Let that set in for a second. Yes, it’s more technologically advanced than the heart of the Nissan GTR (R35). The amount of effort (and $$$) that goes into making it all come together would be enough to turn most people away before even getting started. Maybe you’ve got your heart set on it though, and we’re not gonna stop ya! Turbos can do that to a person. Take a look and see just a little of what went into creating this beastly twin turbo 370z!
With just about any turbo build, engine internals should be one of the first things to think about getting into. Upgraded rods, lower compression pistons, and upgraded head studs are just a few of the things that will make your turbo build more effective and more reliable in the long run.
Once the engine is mounted in the car, this is basically the only angle that you can even see the turbos from. With the design of the VQ V6 and the layout of the 370Z engine bay, there’s not exactly a whole lot of room to cram in all of this turbo stuff.
As is the case with many of our builds, this one would need the magic touch of an experienced tuner. With that in mind, we go to the one and only Sasha Anis from Onpoint Dyno to get this one tuned and ready for the streets!
The water/methanol system is hidden in the spare tire area of the trunk, along with a spare bottle of water/methanol mixture and a fire extinguisher for safety.
These unassuming looking LEDs in the center console are actually indicators for the water/methanol injection system. This way the driver knows that his water/meth injection is working, but doesn’t have a bunch of distracting lights flashing on and off on the dashboard like a racecar.
So there it is! In the end, this one made 625whp/ 500lb-ft of torque. The engine is built to handle a bit more than the 625whp on the graph but the factory fuel system is not, which limited us to what you see here. In the end, it’s a really cool car that makes great power, and awesome noises. Not only that, but you really feel the boost, which is one of the advantages (for some) of a peaky turbo over a smooth and steady supercharger. If you’re interested in taking your 370Z (or 350z, or 240z) to the next level, send us a message or give us a call!