Checkmate: GOTO Racing's 2009 Nissan GT-R

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Travis Geny

The reaction towards Nissan’s GT-R super car is still nothing short of impressive. In stock form, the powerful GT-R is already explosive, but in tuned form it’s proven itself unstoppa [ … ]

The whole ensemble was tuned by a Technosquare remapped ECU, which translated into over double the factory horsepower. Of course only a man’s clutch would handle that and the task was given to an Exedy triple carbon clutch. A Cusco 1.5-way rear LSD was also added in addition to a 3.91 final drive from a 350Z.

Some say it looks like a shoe, some say it looks like a bathtub. I doubt Infiniti designers were discussing the profile of a Ronald McDonald shoe or the merits of taking a bubble bath while this car was being conceived. I’ve always thought the FX s [ … ]

Prime Time: Tyson Beckford's 2005 Nissan 350Z

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Somya Siva

If you were ever curious about what three years and several hundred thousand dollars does to a project car, you don’t have to look much further than this 350Z. Owned by car enthusiast, male [ … ]

Holy Grail Wes Banasan 20013 Nissan 350Z


Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by Kevin Choi (KC Image)

Truth be told, we see a lot of Zees lingering around our inbox. Some of you out there are critical, accusing us of running too many Z33 chassis but what you don’t know is that for every f [ … ]

The mission for 2008 was simple, put the project together in record time and tour it around HIN. Scion supplied the xD with precious time left before it was hurried off to a series of events but in the off-season, PASMAG had some time to spend on rethinking the project.

As part of our rolling Scion showcase, our project received a number of upgrades and tweaks. Whether it’s the design of the project, the prototype wheels or the new audio system, the Project Scion is barely recognizable from last year. The mission fo [ … ]

Next Generation: Nestor Cabrera's 2003 Infiniti G35


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Jacob Leveton

The one thing we can count on seeing at every SEMA Show is improvement. It was truly impressive to see new hardware and products on display from the aftermarket despite a tough economy. Their wer [ … ]

The gargantuan 9-seater truck is almost 10,000 lbs. and can carry the contents of a 1-bedroom apartment with ease. Don Brooks of Big Tyme Industries decided this Excursion would tower above all others on a grand scale.

The life span of everything must come to an end be it a car, truck or even a building. Yet here and there, the monumental work of others quite often isn’t destroyed but rather celebrated and the Ford Excursion is definitely one of those creations. Bi [ … ]

Their serious MTX attitude is a trait they want to associate with their products and is revealed in everything they do. The MTX demo-vehicles always have a sinister appearance and when MTX started describing their latest project dubbed ‘Blood Donor’ too us, we knew it would be murdered-out and ready to rock. The exterior modifications consist of a full Razzi body kit, shaved side marker lights, custom grille with a laser-cut aluminum pattern incorporating an MTX logo in ‘Olde English’ style lettering.

When the crew at MTX sets out to do something, they do it right. When MTX decided to build the meanest subwoofer, they produced a 6,000W RMS unit called the JackHammer that tips the scales at almost 370 pounds! And when MTX tossed their hat in the [ … ]

Before the spraying started, a custom metal widebody was fabricated at T&A and the entire car was shaved smooth. From there, they fitted up some motorized Lambo doors to impress the ladies. Then the painting began at the hands of technician Louis Lopez in a special Oriental Blue.
There are two types of car customizers on the scene today. One is show and the other is of course, go! In many cases, with the technology available today you really can have both all wrapped up in a single package. You can have a powerful and capable [ … ]
New Breed: Sunny Suravarapu's 2004 Honda Accord


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Chris Manacop

The enthusiast scene is fueled by the individual desire to customize and create unique vehicles proud to call our own. Not everyone shares the same tastes or personality, but that’s what ma [ … ]

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