Tuesday 12th November 2019,
Models In The Trunk

Rick V – 370 Z

Mike Morgan September 16, 2011 Blog, Featured, Featured Cars 1 Comment


Name:Dr Rick V
Car:2009 Nissan 370Z
Affiliation: Status Autoworks


Interior:  HKS shift knob,Sparco bucket seat,Simpson 6 point seat belt
Exterior.Aero Jacket body kit with carbon-fiber front lip, side skirts, rear diffuser Type III rear spoiler; matte black roof and trunk; graphics and head/taillight tinting by InStyle Graphics; STM advanced window film; custom flat black grille

ICE – audio/video Clarion head unit

Wheels/suspension Power Trix track coil over,Tanabe front/rear sway bar,black chrome strut bar,SPC front/rear camber arms

Engine MXP exhaust & Down pipe,Stillen headers,oil cooler,Techno Square ECU
How’s it going Rick, I would like to pick your brain with a few questions.
Please introduce yourself.
We started in the aftermarket game back in 1999,ever since seeing the market go up and down.Aftermarket parts coming from oversea being marked up at a super high price.Retailer can not afford the marked up price.
So we started to manufacturer parts made in the U.S. to keep cost down.So we can keep the aftermarket demand in the U.S going.  

Can you tell me a quick story on this build?

Being one of the first 370Zs we’ve ever seen modified here in the States, we first took notice of Venaci ‘s car at the 2009 SpoCom show in the HKS booth where it served as the prototype for some of HKS’ first mods for the new Z. That includes the intake, exhaust and the coilovers used to lower the car to ground-hugging proportions. You might also notice the body kit from Aero Jacket, a relatively new company to the scene, which offers a front lip spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear spoiler, all in the holy name that is ‘carbon-fiber’. A further walk around the car reveals subtle touches from InStyle Graphics, like the flat black roof overlay and tinting of the head- and taillights.
We want to bring the best product, wheels,Aero kits to retailer at a affordable price.

What did you think of Models in the trunk when your first heard of it?

Who don’t know about MITT? LOL Hot models & sick cars!
You are one busy guy! Running a tuner shop, wheels company, and a restaurant! Baaaaaalllliiin!
   Need to clone 4 of me! lol Or send me 4 of your hot model for a secretary

What can we expect from you in the near future?
  We are waiting for a few new cars to come out.Now that we have good R&D team i think we are going to being making some cool parts.


When are wee goin to thailand to party like a rockstar ?
   Any time! bro

Well thanks for your time! Any plug? Thanks? Hate?
  Big thanks to All the boys at StatusAutoworks, “Harris@ InStyle Graphics,Venaci wheels, AeroJacket Body kits,Falken Tires,Simpson Racing,
Hate! To all the trading company that import aftermarket parts, if you want to keep the market going in the U.S stop being greedy!

Photos by Gideon Perez


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