This thing will make you DROOL!!!!!!!!!
The body kit made by Liberty Walk, the exhaust system by ArmyTrix. The video originally designed to promote the exhaust system but the video does more than just promote! This video it’s music and the raging sound is just perfect.
The Pana-Z – (Roadster Porsche Panamera)
The Pana-Z – A convertible Nissan 350z, converted to a Porsche Panamera. Built by a BodyShop Kikuta. The bodykit (originally built for the Porsche Panamera) – BodyShop Kikuta then fused the kit with the actual Porsche Panamera panels and.. here we are today. Looking at a Convertible, 2 Door Porsche Panamera. The interior of the car was crafted by NEWING of Hyogo, Japan. Vast expanses of white leather cover almost every surface, including the doors, dash and seats. The shifter and parking brake are adorned with Swarovski style decoration by T-Factory.
The audio system in the Pana-Z advances the split-personality theme and is comprised of gear from Bewith of Japan. The Mirror Media MM-1 Digital Audio player heads up the system and is built around a custom rearview mirror that will accept a compact flash card. It features premium 24-bit 96kHz DACs – very cool. On the split side, when Kameda is competing in an SQ competition or just wants to kick it old school and pop in a CD, he switches up to the Pioneer Carrozzeria DEH-P940. Signals from the MM-1 are sent rearwards to a Bewith State sound processor that is equipped with crossovers and equalization, which allows for fine tuning. The Bewith State connects directly to the MM-1 through a proprietary digital cable.
The six output channels of the Bewith State feed six Bewith Accurate A-110S 100W monoblock amplifiers. Each amplifier is connected to a single Bewith Confidence series speaker. At the top of the doors are C-50II 5cm tweeters, while C-130II 13cm midwoofers are located at the bottom. The rear ‘parcel shelf’ is home to a pair Confidence series woofers which are mounted in sealed enclosures. The midwoofers and subwoofers feature illuminated perimeter lighting which makes them really stand out.
The Pana-Z, as Kameda calls it, rolls on 22-inch VIP Modular wheels. The 10-inch wide wheels are VXS210 models in the rear and VXS110 in the front. Mashup: 2005 Nissan 350Z Pirelli PZero Nero tyres connect the car to the ground. Underneath the massive wheels are 430mm (~17-inch) rotors in the front and 400mm (15.75-inch) rotors in the rear. Clamping the massive rotors are the huge callipers from the CSD 16POT Ultimate Brake system. The suspension utilizes stock shocks with a complete high speed air suspension system. At the touch of a button, Kameda can drop the car to the ground. Bumping power output from the VQ35 is an HKS supercharger.
The majority of the 350Z guys hate it, but as 350z owners ourselves it actually looks kind’ve good! – Would love to see it up-close though.. photos are hardly ever do justice on a car especially when it comes minimalist imperfections.
Here’s a nice video of it by LoonyGarage
People always complain when an RX7 swaps out a Rotary for an SR20 (or any other Silvia motor). Some may wonder ..Why do they swap it out?
- Cheaper parts
- Easier to find parts
- MUCH more reliable
But.. either way you get the badge of RUINED. As you’re no longer a rotary owner – and a shame to the RX family.
The question is.. what happens if.. an S14 Silvia – 240sx gets the transplat? Is the car ruined or “perfected”?
Credit goes to:
You be the judge!
“The Purple Monster” as dubbed by the original owner
I hunted locally for a clean Mk1 shell,couldnt find any until someone from MX5 Nutz mentioned he had a mint shell possibly for sale. So with a few phone calls later we had agreed on a deal,and today I took delivery of it.
The car was purchased in Japan,over there it had thousands of pounds spent on it including a highly tuned engine on carbs,Garage Vary body kit,Garage Vary bonnet,centre shotgun exhaust,roll cage and much more! I’ve been told it was used as a Touge Car while over there.
While it was over there it had a respray (originally Red,arent they all!) in Honda Amethyst Purple. The inside has been stripped and the floor and behind the seats have been painted the same colour).
The car was imported to the UK in 2007,and has covered hardly any miles in that time. I believe the shell has only covered 40k and you can certainly see that! Theres not a single spot of rust on her!
The car got sold earlier this year and was stripped and put back to standard form. The car had a Veilside front bumper,which got removed and a stock bumper was refitted,hence why its a different colour,same goes with the bonnet. The engine was removed and a stock 1.6 long nose engine was put in its place.
What it looked like upon purchase:
September 2013 Updates:
Late September: Fitted the TR Lane Cage
Snetterton Car Enthusiast Day MX5 Slalom (7th October, 2013)
After some slight damage to the car, the vehicle was taken to the body shop.
NRG Luminor Glow Steering Wheel (November Install)
New wheels while waiting on the car to come back from the paint shop
Here are the photos from the early Christmas.
Gauges Fitted – Some nice photos taken.
New custom interior for everything but the dash. Done by ALL-TRIMS UK (website unavailable)
Some more mods and accessories.
June, 2014 Update:
New WHEELS TOO! Rota RKR Front 15x8j ET0 and Rear 15x9j ET0
October, 2014 – A new rear lip and stock headlights!
The car got dropped off at H&S Performance and the engine was pulled out. The car was then dropped off at AutoDoc Bodyshop for the main work to begin. While the car was in the bodyshop,the guys at H&S Performance did a full service of the engine while it was out.
- Spark Plugs
- Oil/Oil Filter/Sump Plug
- Cambelt & tensioners
- Thermostat & Coolant Sensor
- Painted Upper and Lower Thermostat Housings
- Painted Inlet Manifold with Throttle Body
- Painted Rocker Cover
- Painted Cambelt Cover
- Engine Block Painted
The car was finished and dropped back off at H&S where more parts were fitted along side the re-fitting of the engine.
- Clutch Slave Cylinder
- Alloy Radiator
- Eunos Racing Development Silicone Radiator Hoses
- New Expansion Bottle
- New Washer Bottle
- Polished Oil Cap
- Polished Plug Cover
- Stainless Fusebox Cover
- Painted Radiator Panel cover
- Painted Scuttle Panel Cover
- Countersunk Purple Washers and Bolts
Before & After
Crowned the “External Combustion Rocket Zero-lag Teaser” also known as the ZLS (Zero Lag System). This anti-lag setup is one of the world’s most creative ideas. Now the traditional Anti-lag system just spools the turbo and only cuts ignition, in reality you still have to wait for that spool. This system, eliminates all the wait!
Now let’s meet Ben, one of the best engine calibration engineers from the United Kingdom. Ben has designed this fantastic system, where pulse-jets are mounted before the turbo (pre-turbo), these pulse-jets supply the air/gas to pre-spin (or keep spinning) the turbo which of course eliminates all the lag. Now .. where is this pulse-jet pulling the air/gas from? in theory (according to HMS Motosport) it’s possible that the pulse-jet (black box in picture) is pulling air from the hot side of the intercooler, and pulsating it back into the turbo, which of course keeps that turbo spinning. There’s also a charge-tank which of course stores and does all the pulsating – now before anyone shoots a million emails or facebook IMs asking where to get one, this charge/rocket cannister is a prodrive from a WRC.
Below here, is a short description quoted by LukeD, an email explanation from Rodney @SubaruWRCSpares.
This device is fitted to the header just in front of the turbo and works as a sophisticated anti-lag system.
Air and fuel are fed into a combustion chamber and ignited by a spark on over-run, it can be used in three stages (depending on how long you want the engine to last) and is the cause of the load banging noise that can be heard as these cars pass by and the flames coming out of the tail pipe. This system is used in conjunction with the boost pack which stores excess pressure in it’s own reservoir to be fed back into the engine inlet side of the inter cooler when the throttle is depressed after shut off.
All this is coupled to the “flat change” gear shift and launch control system which is of course controlled the the ECU.
This system, although dated-back to 2008, with China’s low prices is estimated to cost over $20,000 USD (using aftermarket parts). In reality this system is amazing, but way too costly to actual implement. If car manufacturers retailed the system as an option I guess it would be possible but again it would cost an arm, leg and an eyeball! Looks like this is another track-only mod (or if you live in the UAE). – Besides the fact, anti-lag means a system to stop it, zero-lag means a system to eliminate it entirely – you don’t even need to think twice about which one’s better. But what’s better for your pocket .. well with $100 antilag systems, it’s no question!
It may only be mere renders, a dream.. but the fact is .. Pawel Wisniewski and Jans Slapins, the two that have debated on and on after watching the race between the Rat Rod & the Lamborghini. (Video below, please advise it’s a long video but great to watch). Pawel and Jans are the designers behind this elegant beauty (to some this abomination of a car).
Now everybody knows Rat Rods will never become official, they’re illegal in most countries because of the open-wheel chassis. And they meet no safety regulations and they’re no good at high speed. If Lamborghini for some reason did decide to design this car, the designers have said it won’t be a won’t be a V12 mid-engine vehicle. It will remain front engine – rear wheel drive – typical Rat Rod setup, with the open wheel frame and of course with a V8 Bi-Turbo setup.