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Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge - Ready, Set, Go!

Prepping Our 350Z For Battle

Charlie Millions
Aug 1, 2009
Photographer: Jay Chen

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In preparation for the Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge, our boy Cheston Chiu decided to perform a leakdown and compression test on his 350's twin-turbo VQ35 before it's time to get busy. He discovered afterwards that a few cylinders had a variance in compression numbers and rather than subject the current setup to possible disaster, decided it would be best to tear the engine down and have it inspected to make sure it's up to par. At the hands of Technosquare's technicians, we'll find out if the built bottom end consisting of JE pistons and Carillo rods will be able to continue on or if the internals will need to be sent out for another WPC treatment. Or maybe Cheston will just decide to go balls out with an entire new setup? He did mention something that rhymes with 'Cosworth' and if that's the case, we're eager to see what's in store for our competition vehicle.

2018 Nissan 370Z
$33,570 Base Model (MSRP) 18/26 MPG Fuel Economy

If you're following us on Myspace, Facebook or Twitter, you might have noticed several announcements that you can now go to the Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge website to vote for which car you like best and obviously that choice should be crystal clear: Super Street! As a matter of fact, why don't you just log on right now at and get it over with. Vote a few more times, it's perfectly acceptable and normal to want to vote for Super Street. We'll send out a few more blogs and Tweets to remind you until this contest is up, so you have more than enough chances to vote. Once again, that's Super Street FTMFW.

The Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge puts Super Street up against six other Source Interlink Media magazines - including Import Tuner, Modified, eurotuner, Honda Tuning, Lowrider and 5.0 Mustang - in a battle to see who can bring the best all-around performer to a series of performance tests (1/4 mile, trap speed, horsepower, power-to-weight, emissions, acceleration, braking, endurance, vehicle cost and lap time), pushing the car to 100% of its capabilities. The winner gets all the bragging rights and one very lucky person will win $10K for entering the sweepstakes at the Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge website.

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