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Z of the Month
June 2013

2012 - 370Z NISMO
Owned by Andre J.
Empire Z Member
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My affinity for the Z started with a cousin who had a light blue 1977 280Z. Throughout the years, I been the proud owner 4 Zs starting as early as 1986 with my first car being a 1979 280ZX also known as a Nissan (130). Then in 1994, I bought a 1981 280ZX while visiting my family while home on leave from Europe when I was in the military. My next Z purchase was in 2000 with a 2nd generation 1984 300ZX also known as the (Z31). My current Z is this 2012 370Z NISMO also known as the (Z34) I bought 18 months ago. Funny thing is I was not in the market to buy a new car. I just happen to be home on this particular day and got a phone call to get a free oil change on my Maxima and Armada I bought from Empire Nissan. I took the Maxima in for an oil change and there she was. The most beautiful specimen of a car I had ever seen! After test driving her, I had to have her so I bought her brand new off the lot with 61 miles on the odometer.  I named her Niecy, part of my wifes middle name. Niecey came equipped with a 350hp 3.7L V-6 engine, 6 speed transmission, dual Cat back exhaust, 19 wheels, NISMO labeled seats, very aggressive stock suspension and Nissan inspired  brembo brake package which comes standard in the NISMO edition. What I love most about my car is how it handles the curves, especially the winding roads we take on the cruises. Initially, I was going to leave everything OEM but I have since been inspired by the West Coast Z Nationals and have made minor modifications.

Interior:  Stereo-Alpine INE-S920HD, Diamond 6001 600w Mono Amp, Diamond TX 3004 4 Ch 300w amp, Diamond CXD 104 10 dual 4 ohm Subwoofer 200 rms, Performance Teknique ICBM-3 Capacitor.

Exterior: .Angel eyes around xenon headlamps

20 Rims MRR HR6 Matte Black offset with 245/35 in front and 275/30 in the rear.

Future modification consist of: Fast Intentions High Flow Cats

Fast Intention 18 Resonator SS Catback

HPS Intake Tubes

K&N Drop In Filters

Carbon Fiber Wrap Hood, Mirrors, and Spoiler

Thanks for looking

Andre J.