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Meet Alf Serrato's Venomous G35 6MT Coupe, AKA the Black Mamba

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Alf Serrato's Black Mamba G35 coupe
Alf Serrato's Black Mamba G35 coupe
Style and comfort have never been blended so well with high performance in the Infiniti G35 Coupe. With its sleek lines and luxurious interior, you would almost forget your taking a turn in 4th gear. Like most vehicles, this roadster looks great in any color. But nothing truly captures a car's soul like when it's in the best color of all, black, and that is just what California custom vehicle owner Alf Serrato has done with his black on black on black 6MT coupe. K&N had a chance to catch up with Serrato and go over the custom specs of the appropriately dubbed, Black Mamba.

K&N- What inspired you to have a passion for customizing cars?

Serrato- "I've always had a passion to have something different than your average car. I have owned several cars since first getting my license in 1988 and every one of them have been customized.. It's a lifestyle.. Shopped for a few months for a car like this and happen to be walking around the dealership when one rolled off the truck with the plastic still on it. MINE!"

K&N- What drew you to this specific model? Why the G35?

Serrato- "The G35 6MT Coupe is mix of sport and luxury. It's quick and handles well. To me the styling will never get old."

K&N- So why the unique look of near blackout on the vehicle, why did you choose it?


Serrato- "My car is black and I chose yellow to be a contrast color. I believe a black car with yellow accents catch the eyes of an enthusiast, a non-enthusiast, and just about anyone including judges."

K&N- Why did you choose a K&N filter ?

Serrato- "K&N [products] are not only easy to clean, but they are known to have free flowing filters, [and the] 1,000,000 mile warranty too!"

K&N-Any info of where the Black Mamba has been and where it may be going?

Serrato- "[For 2012] HIN Pomona, HIN in Long Beach, Motion Auto Show (3rd Place), AutoCon LA 2012, Auto Gallery 2012 (Best Infiniti) , Extreme AutoFest (Best Infiniti), Extreme Dimensions Open House, G35 Sedan GTG IV(Best Engine Bay)." Serrato went on to mention that his car is still up for some changes in the years to come. As a proud member of R-Rydes Car Club, the Black Mamba is sure to turn heads wherever it travels. The complete list of specs on his G35 6MT are listed below:
The Black Mamba sports a K&N highflow air filter bolted to a customer intake tube
The Black Mamba sports a K&N highflow air filter bolted to a customer intake tube


The Black Mamba

Engine/Drivetrain Modifications:
VQ35 v2 (1-5-2010)
Polished Cosworth Manifold w/ CF endcaps
Polished Cosworth Fuel Rails
Polished Lower Collector
Polished Timing Cover
Polished Throttle Body
Polished VTC Solenoids
Polished Furookie Intake
Polished Stainless Allen Bolts ( entire bay )
Polished ARP Nuts Painted Valve Covers
Painted Pulleys
Polished and Chromed Brackets
Polished T-Bolt Clamps
Full Wire-Tuck
Stainless Steel Braided Radiator Hoses
Various Earls AN Fittings and Clamps
MotorDyne "ART" pipes V1 (woohoo)
Stillen TD SS Exhaust with Single Wall Tips
JWT clutch/flywheel combo
UpRev Osiris Tune @ Church Automotive 304.9rwhp 285tq

Alf Serrato's G35 has the proper stance that can be appreciated by any car enthusiast
Alf Serrato's G35 has the proper stance that can be appreciated by any car enthusiast
Suspension Modifications:
HKS Hypermax III Non-Sport Coilovers
SPL v3 Front Camber Arms
SPL Rear Camber Arms
SPL Upper Control Arm Bushings
SPL Lower Control Arm Bushings
SPL Compression Rod Bushings
SPC Toe Bolts
Custom Polished and RRYDE Burnt ARC Titanium Strut Tower Brace and Brackets
Powder Coated Stillen Sway Bars
West End Aligned and Cornerbalanced
PowerGrid Front and Rear Endlinks

Wheels/Tires Modifications:
3-Piece SSR SP3 Super Black Coat
20x9.5 +0 HP Disk w/225-35-20 Yokohama S-drives
20x11 +3 MD Disk w/255-35-20 Yokohama S-drives
AP Racing Custom Powdercoated 6 Piston Front BBK
2-Piece Rotors w/12 pt ARP Hardware
AP Racing Custom Powdercoated 4 Piston Rear BBK
2-Piece Powdercoated Rotors w/12 pt ARP Hardware
Volk Formula Racing Lugs
Black on black offers a classy look for almost any show vehicle
Black on black offers a classy look for almost any show vehicle


Interior/Exterior Modifications:
Authentic Kuruma Z Front Bumper
ARCH non-modified Poly Impul SS
Custom Modified Chargespeed Rear w/add Carbon
Rear Fenders Rolled and Pulled
Front Fenders Rolled and Pulled
Debadged Trunk
20% Tint
06-07 JDM Taillights
JDM DD Conversion w/Active Dual Climate Control
Eclipse 5435 double din AVN
MB Quart Q-series 6.5 components
MB Quart Ref series 6x9 components
JL 12W7
JL 1000/1
JL 450/4
Tommy Kaira Hebi Bebi Shift Knob
Nifty Shifty Shift Boot Oem Leather w/Orange Stitchin
Fiberglassed Trunk
JDM Clear Corner w/Bump
2006 Projectors
LED's
OEM Blacked Out Grill
Hours of hard work have been plugged into Alf Serrato's G35 and he calims there are more to come
Hours of hard work have been plugged into Alf Serrato's G35 and he calims there are more to come
JDM RHD Battery Cover
Polished NRG Hood Dampers
Optima Yellow Top Battery
ARC Oil Cap ( Custom ) Custom
Polished and RRYDE Burnt ARC Titanium Air Diversion Panel
SxExCx Polished Overflow Tank
SxExCx Polished Power Steering Tank
Koyo Slim 36mm Polished Radiator (Modified)
RRYDE M-Spec Custom Polished Aluminum Fan Shroud with Spal Fans
(Modified) Driver and Passenger Side Chrome Coolant Pipes
Crossover Bypass Mod by RRYDE
High Polished RAREJDM Aluminum Underpanel

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