Boosting A 2009 Nissan 370Z's Performance With Full Carbon Fiber
Discover the epitome of automotive artistry with the 2009 Nissan 370Z Full Carbon Fiber showcased in Stance Auto Magazine. Immerse yourself in the fusion of style and speed, as carbon fiber prowess meets cutting-edge design. Learn how upgrading a 2009 Nissan 370Z with full carbon fiber body panels, interior trim, and components can significantly reduce weight and improve acceleration, handling, and track times.
2009 Nissan 370Z Full Carbon Fiber
Photographer: Justin Icenhour
Performance Stats:795 HP on E60+
Boosting A 2009 Nissan 370Z's Performance With Full Carbon Fiber
My name is Brandon Ennett. I am a 51-year-old disabled veteran. I am originally from central NC. I served in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician. I currently spend my free time doing as many car-related events as I can, and I have a small business I run from home.
My uncle used to tinker with cars all the time. He was more of a Chevy guy, which I despised. I think that was because he always used to yell at me when I asked questions. I grew up next to my grandma's house and he lived there. He was always so mean and short-tempered with me.
So I never got the chance to truly learn anything. So, I gave up the idea of ever owning a nice car that I could call my own. I got older, graduated high school and went to the military. I got my first car at 18 years old in 1990. I was in Orlando Florida and had just graduated boot camp. It was a 1987 Ford Escort GT.
At that time, I thought I had something pretty awesome. It was a manual and I didn't know how to drive a manual. Let's just say I learned very quickly. A couple of buddies of mine from boot camp took me out on the highway to learn about oncoming traffic. After many stalls and bucks getting out of first, I learned to master a manual. It was a fun car, but I wanted something with a little more bite for a stick shift.
Why I chose this car and customised it?
After getting the 87 GT, I went through many iterations of cars at various stages. I have had over 50 vehicles over the last 15-17 years. I suffer from ADD so I get a car, drive it for a while and I get bored. I also suffer from autism and that mixed with ADD can cause many issues for me when it comes to what I want to do with a car. I modify them and drive them until the passion goes away.
To me, there's nothing worse than driving a car that's not exciting anymore. Sometimes, they were somewhat built, and I added to them or built them up to my standards. Either way, it's my passion so for those that have this " Built Not Bought" mentality, let's just agree to disagree.
Now, as to what led me here to this Nissan 370z? I had been a lover of the Z platform for many years as I used to have a 1993 Nissan 300ZX TT. I thought I would never move on from that platform for many years as it was the car, I had the longest out of all the cars I had ever owned. In 2013, I went to Z1 Nationals. That is a yearly event that showcases some of the best Nissans/Inifinitis on the East Coast.
At that time, I laid eyes on my dream Nissan 370Z. It was in the middle of its transformation to becoming the first all carbon fiber 370Z in the country. I watched the build of this car for 9 years, from its time at SEMA in 2014 to the day that changed my life, the day I got to purchase it. The owner at the time was wishing to sell the car and even though I didn't need it, it was a chance to have an unmatched build. When I got the car, I found there were some mechanical issues.
The previous owner was more concerned with breaking records than having a good-running car. So, I had the car completely overhauled and rebuilt with a stronger engine and other components to where she's not only beautiful to look at, but she can also go anywhere on the highway now. She's a completely different build.
What it feels like to own this car?
As a kid and now as an adult, my life isn't filled with being noticed. I always felt invisible as an individual. Not until I began my love of cars, did I begin to be noticed. Driving my car is like no other feeling I have. I have dreams about driving my car and sleepless nights waiting for the next time I can turn the key.
For someone like me, it's difficult to stay calm and focused so the car gives me that calm. Driving is like therapy for me. There's no better confidence booster than hearing someone say "nice ride" or give you a head nod going down the highway. For someone not popular in the social media arena, that's huge.
Owning this car has also helped me reach my ultimate goal. My car and I will be featured at the 2024 SEMA show in Las Vegas by way of Rohana Wheels. I was blessed to find the one sponsor who believed in me enough to have me showcase their wheels at the biggest car exposition there is. I feel blessed and honoured to own my car.
What makes my car Unique?
What I like best about the car is that I can show off the novelty of having a 100% carbon car done right and not pasted together. To have a car that was one of the pioneers of the carbon fiber game is amazing. I have only added to its mystique by making it more visible to the masses as opposed to being a prop car before. I have been in the show scene now for almost 15 years.
At this point in my life, I want to use my car to influence the next wave of car enthusiasts as well as use this platform to let everyone know that I have this car because of the grace of God. I wasn't in the financial space to afford this car, but God made it possible, and I give thanks to Him in all things.
So, what makes me unique with this car versus other car enthusiasts? I don't care about speed, how much I've spent in mods or anything superficial. I'm a car enthusiast because God has given me a platform to be gracious for what I have and share that with others. So many of us never thank the true reason for our successes no matter how small. Let it be known that this Z owner is a lover of Christ and proud of it. God Bless.
Here we have the Carbon Signature Concept Z build all. Let’s take a closer look at some of the details featured on this car. So, this car features a full carbon fiber body with Carbon Signature carbon fiber quarter panels, a carbon fiber roof, in addition, we used Grade-A Carbon Fiber components from 2 separate manufacturers. Ultimately this allowed for a hassle-free assembly and provided a flawless fitment.
We decided to take the full carbon fiber body a bit further by adding a unique metallic flake that will transition from the frame of the vehicle, essentially to all of the carbon fiber panels. No fitment issues with the full replacement carbon fiber body kit, the wide-body carbon fiber flares, nor any issues with the full replacement carbon fiber doors. SEMA Build 2014 and upcoming in 2024.
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- Brian Crower 4.0L Stroker Kit Billet Crank (96-millimeter stroke)
- Fast Intensions TiAL HTZ-3579 (Billet Wheel) ALPHA Stage 3 cover twin turbo kit 68mm each (1150whp rated)
- High Compression Build 11.0:1
- ARP Main Stud Kit
- ARP L19 Head Stud Kit
- Billet Polyurethane Motor Mounts
- Billet Polyurethane Transmission Mounts
- EcuTek Technologies tuning tuned by SOHO Motorsports
- Driveshaft Shop 1200p Billet Axles
- E85 module w/Flex Fuel
- Haltech ethanol content analyzer HT-011000 w/ adapters HT-011030
- RJ Manufacturing closed-deck machined engine block
- Mazworxs ported cylinder heads
- Jim Wolf Technology C2 camshafts
- PRO H rods w/625+ fasteners
- Carillo Pro-H connecting rods
- JE pistons w/ 9310 pins, rings and locks fully balanced
- AdminTuning coolant reservoir
- CSF Race triple bypass radiator
- Setrab 40-row oil cooler
- Moroso Catch Can Setup
- T1 Race Development oil separator
- RJ Manufacturing GTR lower manifold conversion w/GTR upper manifold
- SOHO Motorsports 1000HP Fuel System (CJM TWIN FUEL PUMP ASSEMBLY)
- TiAL V-band .86 exhaust housings
- 3-inch stainless-steel downpipes with recirculating waste gate tubes
- MOTORDYNE Engineering True Dual X (TDX) 3-inch full exhaust system
- ID 1700 injectors
- Shaved Engine Bay
- Gold Dress-Up Bolts Engine Bay Kit
- OS Giken Stage 4 quad-disc clutch kit
- ZSpeed Performance CMAK V3
- Nismo differential cover w/ 3.39 gearing w/ LSD
- 3.39-ratio limited-slip differential
- Driveshaft Shop axles
- Wheels, suspension, and brakes:
- 20-inch Niche Invert H73 wheels Transparent Bronze Barrell w/ Transparent Black brushed centers (step lip) Spec 20x11.5 (front +15)/ 20x13 (rear 0)
- TOYO Proxes R888R tires (Front: 285/30/20, Rear: 325/30/20)
- Air Lift Performance air suspension system w/Air struts and Autopilot V2 management system
- Dual VIAIR Corporation 325C compressors
- MOTORDYNE engineering front and rear sway bars
- SPC Performance front and rear adjustable control arms
- Whiteline suspension bushings
- Wilwood Forged Narrow Superlite 6-piston front BBK and 4-piston rear callipers
- Full Tuxedo Black Metallic Flake w/ high gloss clear coat w/ shell color change over carbon fiber repaint
- Full Carbon Signature carbon fiber body
- Carbon Signal Moonbeam widebody kit
- Carbon Signal Moonbeam spoiler
- SEIBON Carbon A-pillars
- SEIBON Carbon fiber doors
- SEIBON Carbon fiber hatch
- Carbon Signature Carbon Fiber Battery Cover
- Carbon Signature Quarter Panels
- Carbon fiber front and rear bumpers
- Carbon fiber hood
- Carbon fiber side skirts
- Quad Custom headlight projectors w/Quad Halos
- Dress Up Bolts Gold Wide Body Fasteners
- Carbon Signature Carbon Fiber Steering wheel
- Carbon Signature Full Carbon Fiber Center Console
- Carbon Signature Carbon Fiber Window Switch Panel
- Carbon Signature Carbon Fiber Speedometer
- Carbon Signature Carbon Fiber Door Inserts
- Carbon Signature Carbon Fiber Shift Console
- Carbon Signature Carbon Fiber Radio Console
- Carbon Signature Carbon Fiber Door Sills
- Carbon Signal GT-R style digital gauge cluster (discontinued)
- Carbon Fiber Recaro Sportster CS seats
- Full 20-yard Alcantara Interior
- Full 20-yard Alcantara dash
- Full 20-yard Alcantara headliner
- Full 20-yard Alcantara doors
- Zadatech Digital gauge in the instrument cluster
- Nismo shift knob
- Short-throw shifter
- Pioneer DEX-P99RS head unit
- JL Audio ZR650-CSi component door speakers
The following companies were essential to the building of this car. RECARO, Fast Intentions, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Air Lift Performance, JL Audio, Cartunes Atlanta, EcuTek Technologies Ltd, Forged Performance, BC Brian Crower, Nitrous Express, Carbon Signature, Motordyne Engineering, CarbonSignal Automotive, Onsite Shine, CSF Radiators Cicio Performance Niche Road Wheels Cruzin Auto and Soho Motorsports
As far as the near future, the build is pretty much complete. Right now, it's more of a phase of maintaining what has been done and keeping it running strong. This is not a trailer queen. I drive this car because it's too much fun not to.
I can only advise to anyone who loves cars, just make the car for you and only you. It doesn't matter how you get there to your destination, remember it's your vision. The only one you compete with is yourself.
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The Car Scene
I can say that the best thing the car scene has given me is a sense of belonging and purpose. Not since my days in high school when I was the drum major of the marching band, have I had a sense of accomplishment that has been recognized. The car scene has made me be seen after so many years of being a ghost.
I own it!!!!
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