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March 18, 2010

STILLEN Introduces 500+HP Supercharger System for Nissan 370Z / Infiniti G37

(Costa Mesa – CA) – After more than a year of development and testing, Steve Millen Sportparts (STILLEN) is proud to announce the release of the STILLEN Supercharger System for the Nissan 370Z and Infiniti G37 with the 3.7L VQ37 engine.

This complete bolt-on kit includes everything needed to increase the factory 332 horsepower to a tire shredding 500+ horsepower on 91 octane pump fuel!

In the last update post we showed the new Intake Manifold and discussed the function of the Air-to-Water Intercooler System.  Heres some more details on the design of the Intake Manifold and the engineering behind the STILLEN VQ37 Supercharger System.

As you can see we have relocated the throttle bodies to one side of the intake manifold.  There are several reasons for this:

After the decision was made to go with the Vortech Centrifugal Supercharger, work began on developing the kit.  The engineers spent hours under the hood of our project G37 Coupe taking measurements, test fitting parts, and checking the tight clearances to see where they could put all of the necessary components.  The new VQ37 has a very unique and challenging dual throttle body intake design.  The STILLEN engineers have had great success with making big power off this design and a perfect example of that are the Generation 3 Intakes which offer up to 18 horsepower!  However, the supercharger was going to require some creative thinking and once again, the engineers have pulled it off!

Here are some pictures of the STILLEN-designed intake manifold done with our 3D CAD software, and some of the new aluminum castings just received before final machining:

STILLEN is proud to announce we are nearing completion for the Nissan 370Z / Infiniti G37 Supercharger System. As we approach production, we will be updating the progress as frequently as possible on our blog. We’ll start with the concept, and some insight into the development process.

This 3.7L supercharger development began in late 2008 and moved steadily through 2009.  We had a bit of a delay in the development while the STILLEN R35 GT-R was prepared for Targa Newfoundland, but after that car was completed it was back to business on the supercharger!  We have just started the new year in 2010 and we are excited to say the supercharger is nearly finished!  Here is a re-cap on our development and some of the engineering that went into making this kit come to life!

STILLEN is excited to release the newest Gen 3 Intake System, extending the application list to include the 2009 370Z (Part #402852). This highly anticipated intake utilizes the principles proven with the G37 3.7L system, creating horsepower gains of +17.5 at the wheels.

The Generation 3 Ultra Long Intake Kit features a proprietary intake design devised to maximize horsepower from the VQ37 engine.

STILLEN is excited to announce the availability of select AP Racing brake systems in a limited-edition caliper color – Competition Gray.

STILLEN AP Racing Competition Gray Big Brake Kit

AP Racing Competition Gray Big Brake Kit

Racing fans will notice this color is exactly what full-blown race calipers from AP Racing look like. But unlike the race-only hardware, these are built for every day use with secondary dust seals, anti-rattle clips and extra corrosion protection. Finally – the best of both worlds with no compromises!

As top dog in Formula 1 (634 wins!), NASCAR (2008 championship in Sprint Cup and Camping World Series), World Rally Championship (WRC), LeMans prototypes, Super GT, World Touring Car Championship, Moto GP and more, no other brake equipment company has done more to help drivers win than AP Racing. Don’t be fooled by lesser imitators as this is the genuine article.

That is why you will find AP Racing road car brakes as original equipment on cars made by Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Lotus, McLaren, Aston Martin, Holden HSV, Noble, Rossion, Ultima, Caparo, Ascari, Tramontana, Spyker, Pagani, Morgan, Farbio, Seat, Zolfe, Gumpert, Caterham and other limited, high-end exotic supercars. They could have any brakes in the world and chose AP Racing. So can you.

And, as you will notice in the detailed pictures below, the front 6-piston calipers are the first ones to arrive with the latest in improvements

AP Racing Competition Gray Calipers

AP Racing Competition Gray Calipers

  1. Relocation of bridge bolts: Experience gained by Radi-Cal racing caliper development is leading to stiffness improvements across many caliper models. This change improves the dynamic stiffness of the CP7040 caliper considerably.
  2. Now using external TORX-head bridge bolts: These highly engineered bolts allow better and more consistent torque when assembling calipers.
  3. Revised caliper face: AP Racing redesigned the face of the caliper for a more up-to-date look along with some weight reduction. In COMPETITION GRAY, they look awesome!

Interesting note for you Top Gear fans.. AP Racing are the factory brakes for the top 6 of 10 fastest cars on the Top Gear Lap Chart:

  1. Gumpert Apollo (AP Racing)
  2. Ascari A10 (AP Racing)
  3. Koenigsegg CCX (AP Racing)
  4. Pagani Zonda F (AP Racing)
  5. Caterham R500 (AP Racing)
  6. Bugatti Veyron (AP Racing)
  7. Maserati MC12 (Brembo)
  8. Ferrari Enzo (Ferrari / Brembo)
  9. Ariel Atom (Alcon)
  10. Lamborghini LP560 (Brembo)

And if Top Gear hadn’t refused to test the Ultima GTR.. they might have found as much as 4 seconds quicker on the same track, again with the help of a full AP Racing setup.

Competition Gray Limited Edition Calipers Available In The Following Kits:

Front 6-Piston AP Racing Big Brake Kit

Rear 4-Piston AP Racing Big Brake Kit

We have finished final production on the new STILLEN Stainless 370Z Cat-Back Exhaust System, and wanted to share the pictures, video sound clip and dyno sheets with you.

STILLEN 370Z Exhaust

STILLEN Stainless 370Z Cat-Back Exhaust

The 370Z is responding excellent to power modifications, and our heritage with tuning the Z car has allowed us to squeeze an additional 18whp from this upgrade.  See below for the pictures and video.

STILLEN 370Z Cat-Back Exhaust Sound Clip

Here’s the product information from the STILLEN Product Page:
“STILLEN is proud to offer the complete, true dual, stainless steel exhaust system for the NISSAN 370Z. Constructed out of polished stainless steel and finished with 4.5″ polished 304 stainless tips and polished mufflers this exhaust nets a gain of 18 rear wheel horsepower! With years of experience on the VQ35 engines STILLEN was able to utilize that knowledge with the larger 3.7 liter and find hidden power in the factory exhaust system.

In years past, magazines have always shown the STILLEN exhaust to be the most powerful exhaust when tested in their comparison shootouts. Constantly remarking on the superior construction, perfect fit and finish and attention to detail. With a sound that offers an aggressive, yet refined note that does not disturb the senses or drone inside the vehicle.”

Features:

  • Maximum Horsepower – Dyno proven +18hp at the wheels
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Dual 4.5″ 304SS Tips
  • Aggressive Tone Without Annoying Drone
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Photos and Dyno Sheet

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!

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

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