Monthly Archives: November 2008

First, we’d like to thank all those who came out to STILLEN on 11/18 to see the new 2009 Nissan 370Z.  The car definitely got a workout with everyone climbing in, out and all over checking everything out and pushing every button.

2009 2010 Nissan 370Z at STILLEN Debut

Special thanks also goes to Nissan for making this vehicle available to us before the LA Auto Show this weekend. Below is some of the photos from the day, as well as some quick videos of the car.

And for those of you who asked (almost all).. the “weird black thing” in the center of the rear valance is the spot for the mandatory European fog light, but isn’t necessary for the U.S. so it’s simply blacked out.

EDIT:  Here are some interesting spec sheets and 350Z vs. 370Z comparison numbers we created for the mini-event.


Video: Walking around the 370Z

 


Video: Interior of the 370Z

 


Video:  Engine bay of the 370Z 3.7L

 



EDIT: Newly released STILLEN 370Z Exhaust SystemClick here for Video!

Also newly released STILLEN Gen 3 Intake SystemClick Here for Info!

Well, the rally has been over for about a week and a half now.  I have returned home from the 2008 SEMA show and I have finally been able to sit down and breathe a little bit.  I’ve watched the videos that you will soon be seeing.  I have sorted through all of the pictures which will be making their way on to the blogs soon.  And, most importantly, I have thought about the week’s event.

Targa New Zealand 2008 Ford GT STILLEN

STILLEN invites you to see and touch the new 2010 Nissan 370Z before anyone else, including the LA Auto Show, right here at the STILLEN facility in Costa Mesa!

2010 Nissan 370Z

EDIT 11/19/08:  Pictures and Video of the 370Z are up as well.. CLICK HERE

On Tuesday, November 18th from 12:00pm until 4:00pm, Nissan is bringing down the new 370Z for us to host a preview for our customers, and we invite you to come out and join us.

This is a unique opportunity to be one of the first to see a production-ready 370Z in person!

STILLEN
2010 Nissan 370Z Debut
11/18 – 12-4pm
3176 Airway Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626
714-540-5566

STILLEN Map

For this years SEMA Show, we were asked by Infiniti to build a G37 Coupe to take to their booth at SEMA, and we jumped on board.  This year Infiniti had their own area at SEMA, and we were proud to bring a shining example of their flagship coupe for display.

STILLEN G37 Coupe at SEMA

We quickly got the 2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe into the urethane modeling shop and developed the Lip Spoiler for use with the Sport Model front fascia.  As always, components are build our of durable urethane, for OEM fitment and quality.

From there we worked on a rendering, including a 3-tone paint scheme utilizing some BASF R-M Carizzma paint to create a charcoal top with a red stripe on the factory silver paint.

While in the modeling shop we also created our signature Roof Wing, as well as a rear deck wing that covers the chrome strip and follows the contours of the vehicle.

Combined with the suspension goodies reknown from the R&D department at STILLEN, and some new performance items just released (like the STILLEN Generation 3 Ultra Long Tube Intake Kit), not only does this G37 Coupe look good, but it’s ready to hit the track.  Build sheet and products list below.  Look for more photos and studio shots soon.

2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe Complete Build Sheet:

Exterior

Performance

Suspension

Brakes

Interior

Here is more information on the other two new vehicles we brought to this years SEMA Show:

After wrapping up the final details with the STILLEN 2009 Maxima we showed you earlier, we hustled it onto a transporter last week for delivery to Las Vegas and the 2008 SEMA Show (click HERE for Autoblog’s coverage of the show).

STILLEN 2009 Maxima at SEMA

The Maxima is the featured vehicle of the Nissan booth (besides the unique Nissan Z Highboy with a Nissan powerplant installed).  A list of products installed on this Maxima are available HERE. Below is some photos from the booth.  Look for more photos and studio shots soon.


Here is more information on the other two new vehicles we brought to this years SEMA Show:

Well, the rally is over and I’m exhausted…It has been a VERY long week. We are extremely excited with how the week went. The car performed relatively flawlessly. If it weren’t for the rear suspension issues the only service performed to the car would have been fuel, brake pads, oil change, a new set of spark plugs, and two new rear tires. Even then the only reason we put the tires on was because of the rain.

STILLEN Ford GT Targa Rally

Otherwise we could have left the Michelins on for the entire week and they would have been fine. They are an incredible tire.

We are proud to announce that we won many awards. Even though I had to hand over my seat as co-driver I was able to complete over 50% of the stages before getting out of the car. Which earned Dad and I the first father and son team. We also won first V8, and first Ford. Dad is pretty sure that we came in first in our class and we know that we came 8th overall.

If a few little things hadn’t happened we are confident that we would have had a top 5 finish. But, that’s racing and you just have to roll with it. At the end of the week we are very proud of our results and our entire team’s performance.

I am really tired so I’m going to keep this entry short but I will be writing a complete wrap-up of the week’s events soon.

Thanks!

Kyle

 

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