What is quickly turning into a monthly tradition, the Atlanta GT-R community gathered Sunday morning for another cruise through the beautiful North Georgia mountains. October’s event brought out a record number of GT-R’s to this event. The official count was 16 R35 GT-R’s and we also had about a half dozen other makes and models join us for the cruise. Sharif from Forged Performance treated the group to Coffee and snacks at Starbucks before the group pushed off to the mountains. Driving conditions were absolutely perfect with the cloud cover, moderate temperatures, and providing the perfect backdrop of photos.
GT-R’s are meant to be driven….a lot..and these events are a great way to exercise Godzilla while meeting lots of great people from very diverse backgrounds. These events are open to past, present, and future GT-R owners so please join us for next month’s event. I know I am speaking for everyone in thanking Ossamah for spearheading and organizing these meets. Herding cats isn’t easy but he made it look so.
Last month, Travis from Pikes Peak Racing approached Sharif for some parts and technical support in getting their Pike’s Peak GT-R ready for competition. Having heard of our success with the GT-R on track, they were looking to improve the handling of the GT-R and to help with setup and technical advising services. With American professional racing driver Randy Pobst as their hired gun, Sharif and the team were delighted to get involved with their effort. Have a look at Randy’s initial evaluation of the GT-R’s handling manners, and his reactions after installing a set of Forged Performance Sway bars. Having designed and developed our sway bars through rigorous track testing several year ago, we were confident we had the right solution for them. That said, it’s always rewarding to hear a very experience pro driver give us his unfiltered opinion of our products. Forward to the 9:40 to 10:15 mark for his impressions and improvements with the FP Spec Sway Bars. Unfortunately, one of his timed runs during the race, Randy entered a corner a little bit too hot and had an off track excursion. Despite the setback, the team will be back stronger than ever.
We have been waiting to make this announcement and the day has finally come! We have been tuning EcuTek for many years now, and have waited patiently for their programmers to launch the long anticipated “RaceROM” functionality to the 370Z tuning platform. We have a waiting list of 370Z owners looking to have their cars tuned so give us a call to schedule your appointment. 770-792-0202
New RaceROM Features:
Map Switching: Rev counter indication of the four different map switch modes Flat Foot Shifting: Full throttle gear changes (Manual Transmission models only) Speed Density Tuning Strategy: (A must for high boost Forced Induction Tuning): MAP sensor based tuning with VVEL compensation RaceROM Controller: Use the cruise control switch gear for adjusting calibration Knock Warning: Check engine light flashes when knocking is detected Per Gear Rev Limits Custom Maps: Create a map to do almost anything! Launch Control: Adjustable Launch RPM using the cruise control (Manual Transmission models only) Traction Control: Adjustable traction control using custom maps Boost Control: Closed loop boost control using custom maps Flex-Fuel: Ethanol flex-fuel tuning using custom maps AFR Control: Closed loop target AFR control using custom maps Fail-Safe: Protect the engine from any dangerous situations Gauge Hijack: Display lambda, AFR, fuel trims or ethanol content on the oil temp gauge
With the latest installation of the blockbuster movie franchise Furious 7, also know as FF7, premiering tomorrow, everyone at Forged is very excited. Last year, the stunt production team at FF7 asked Sharif to custom tune the studio’s three identical blue Nissan GT-R’s. With custom ECU programming, extra power and the elimination of most of the factory safety controls Hollywood stunt driver Jack Gill performed the amazing action sequences you will see featured this weekend. Over the course of the production and filming process, Sharif and the Forged team provided technical support and plenty of replacement parts. Have a look at this amazing behind the scenes video.
The Forged Performance team is pleased to announce that in their first attempt at Roll Racing, we took home the 1st Place Trophy in the very competitive Sport Class. Many of the vehicles in this class make 1000-1300whp. The racing required dozens of high speed passes throughout the two day contest and the FP 4.0L Twin GTX3582 Powered GT-R built entirely in house, ran flawlessly on a very conservative 30psi tune. Stayed for more pics, videos, and updates. Thank you our sponsors Extreme Turbo Systems, Dodson Motorsports, and Cobb Tuning for their generous support of this effort, and our future efforts.