Feeling Inspired: Christian Stanoulov’s 2008 Nissan 350Z Nismo

Feeling Inspired: Christian Stanoulov’s 2008 Nissan 350Z Nismo

Christian Stanoulov found himself interested in modified cars from a young age, partially thanks to video games and movies. It’s a story we hear quite often. In 2013, he purchased his 2008 Nissan 350Z Nismo, a car he had loved from the moment he first saw it. That car remained stock for a couple of years until Stanoulov started seeing the VQ owners community in California. Inspired by the VQ guys on the west coast, he knew he could bring some of that same energy to his home in the midwest.

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Stanoulov wanted his 350Z Nismo to stand out, so aesthetic modifications were among the first, but he didn’t skip out on performance either. What originally started out as a show build started to morph into a desire to own one of the fastest naturally aspirated Z-cars in his area, but he never forgot about the styling that drew him to the car in the first place.

One of the highlight pieces of Stanoulov’s Z is the Fly1 Motorsports honeycomb carbon fiber hood, especially because his was the very first 350Z to have one. Despite his achievements with the naturally aspirated platform, he tells us he has future plans for a Competition turbo, and we’re excited to see how far he takes it.

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Christian Stanoulov’s 2008 Nissan 350Z Nismo is featured in PASMAG Tuning Essentials: Performance Upgrade Guide, Volume 8.

Photography by Deividas Taras (@optimalphotos)


ESSENTIALS

Owner: Christian Stanoulov
Location: Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA
Vehicle: 2008 Nissan 350Z Nismo
Horsepower: 357 whp
Club: Royal Flush

SOCIAL

Facebook: /christian.stanoulov
Instagram: @cstan_z33

TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS

TBGLIVE Event: Parking Garage Party
TBGLIVE Event IG: @parkinggarageparty
TBGLIVE Event Location: Elgin, Illinois, USA
Popular Vote: 38.5%

ENGINE

  • Injen intakes
  • PPE long tube headers
  • 3.7 VHR bottom end
  • CP pistons
  • Eagle rods
  • E85 fuel
  • UpRev tune

EXHAUST

  • ThaiTanium Performance exhaust
  • Quad exhaust tips

DRIVETRAIN

  • Z1 Platinum Series 1-piece aluminum driveshaft

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • Rotiform DVO 3-piece wheels - 19-inch
  • Federal tires - 235/35/19 (f), 265/35/19 (r)
  • Brembo brakes

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • Air Lift Performance 3P air suspension management system
  • UAS bags
  • BC Racing coilovers

EXTERIOR

  • Fly1 Motorsports honeycomb carbon fiber hood
  • ZWorksLights lighting

INTERIOR

  • Grip Royal steering wheel
  • NRG (hub, 3.0 quick-release)

AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Focal component speakers (2)
  • JL Audio subwoofers (2)
  • 4-channel amplifier
  • Mono amplifier

SPONSORS

  • Bag Riders
  • Touge Factory
  • Rare Consulting Agency
  • Crown Customs and Coatings

PHOTO GALLERY

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