K&N's Infiniti G35 Ready for the Racing Circuit

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K&N Engineering purchased an Infiniti G35 made by Nissan in 2003 with one purpose in mind, to race.

The car was modified to make it lighter, faster, and to withstand the forces endured in racing. It drew attention while it was on display at the SEMA convention in November with its K&N themed paint job. The car is slated for its initial race in a highly competitive Time Attack class at the Irwindale Speedway in March 2006. The class is unlimited, and anything goes in a contest where the winner clocks the best lap time around the track.

K&N's Infiniti G35 Racecar
K&N's Infiniti G35 on display at SEMA 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The stock engine on the K&N G35 was rebuilt. It is a 3.5 liter V6 with a very powerful engine bottom built by Cosworth.

K&N plans to schedule at least eight hours of seat time with the right driver. Different configurations need to be tested to determine how the car handles in every situation. There definitely will be a learning curve. Each race has different factors that must be taken into account. K&N employees also have to fine tune the Infiniti G35’s power and suspension. For example, if the driver will be turning frequently in a race, the car will be tuned to get the power consistent. Having too much horsepower can cause spinning out at the turns resulting in the loss of momentum and precious time.

This car will be going up against worthy opponents that have spent millions on their vehicles. The K&N team is very competitive and will do their best to place in March. Within the next three or four events they hope to be first or second.
K&N's Infiniti G35 on display at SEMA 2005   K&N's Infiniti G35 Engine Shot

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