MATT BUDZIOSZ

1990 NIS­SAN 300ZX TT

Pasmag (Canada) - - Competition - BY ADAM STEIN­BERG | PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY FARDEEN SHERE ( @datkid­fromto)

Matt Budziosz first laid eyes on a Z32 at the age of five. It was that mo­ment he fell into to the JDM scene and knew he’d one day own a Z Se­ries. Now an adult, Budziosz has not only ful­filled his child­hood dream but has build a cham­pion show car with his 1990 Nis­san 300ZX TT.

“I ended up buy­ing this one which was a fac­tory orig­i­nal nat­u­rally as­pi­rated model (which I con­verted to twin turbo with a JDM TT Swap) and even now when I see a Z32 on the street, re­gard­less of trim level or even con­di­tion, it puts a big smile on my face,” ex­plains Budziosz.

Budziosz’s orig­i­nal in­ten­tion was to keep the car “as close to stock as pos­si­ble with small touches like wheels and sus­pen­sion,” but that quickly changed when he be­gan ex­plor­ing per­for­mance tun­ing and mod­i­fi­ca­tions. “I did the twin turbo con­ver­sion and right away de­cided to get all the bolt ons avail­able [and] up­grade the tur­bos and fuel sys­tem. Of course with that came the NIS­tune ECU. The 275 Miche­lin Pi­lot Su­per Sport tires I had just weren't get­ting trac­tion, even in 3rd gear on the high­way, which led to the wide body build.”

The twin turbo con­ver­sion, which was done by AMS Mo­tor­sports, helps bring the 300ZX en­gine to 550 whp with 500 ft-lbs of torque. Of course there are some who’d say that’s plenty of speed for a daily driver but not Budziosz – he’s aim­ing for 1000+ whp!

Budziosz ex­tends a spe­cial thanks to a hand­ful of peo­ple who helped him get here. Spe­cial thanks goes out to Chris from JA Au­to­mo­tive, Hi­lary from Ink & Iron Au­to­body, Dan from Dan Fournier Me­tal­works, Vuk from AMS Mo­tor­sports, Blain from RIgth­eous Garage, and Ronan from RoRo De­signs.

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