This build has an impressive collection of parts, everything chosen specifically to create a terrific purpose-built GTR for street driving and racing. Hurricane put down 2,254 horsepower to the wheels effortlessly, with plenty still left on tap. Rob Harper, or Rob Tuned, continues to impress and push what is really the industry standard by consistently turning out more and more consistently fast and reliable, high-horsepower GTRs for our shop.
Engine: “There’s no replacement for displacement.” We put our “Kimbo spec” engine in this build utilizing our Command Performance billet block. Using a big bore piston and a stroker billet crank, the engine has a cylinder volume of 4.3 liters, creating more efficient power and more torque. Mac Brosnan, our shop foreman at The Shop Houston, assembles each engine in house with a classic recipe yielding spicy results. We proudly build some of the best engines available in the GTR marketplace.
Turbos: The all new Boost Logic Ultimate Turbo Kit is what feeds this engine all of the boost it could ever ask for! The Ultimate Turbo Kit uses Precision 7685 turbochargers with 76mm inducers and 85mm exducers. The 2,254whp made was generated with 60 psi of boost; these turbos have the capacity to make more than 80 psi. The fitment of this stock location turbo kit does require some additional fabrication to make fitting the large turbos within the confines of the frame rails but the job is very straightforward and can be executed by any capable fabricator.
Fueling: The way this car is fueled is an absolute game changer. Hurricane has two fuel systems! That means two fuel tanks, two fuel pump assemblies, two fuel feeds, two fuel returns, two sets of injectors (18 in total), and two fuel pressure regulators. Sounds insane, right? There is a 20 gallon fuel cell in the trunk of the car with a single, small electric fuel pump. This primary fuel system feeds 6 fuel injectors one the primary fuel rail and handles all of the needed fueling for cruising around, allowing Taylor to have an acceptable fuel economy and tons of volume to even make a long trip when he is not in positive boost. When the manifold pressure becomes positive and the car begins to start making real power, this is when the magic happens! The Motec makes a seamless transition from those bottom 6 injectors to 12 more injectors that are fed by the secondary fuel system. The secondary fuel system contains methanol, storing the fuel in the factory tank location. Fed with a mechanical fuel pump, those 12 secondary fuel injectors fuel the cylinders with enough fuel to exceed the power goals of this build, thanks to the ID 2600x fuel injectors utilized.
Technology: The cockpit of Hurricane is out of this world. Utilizing the Motec C1212 digital dash in place of the instrument cluster, the available and current vehicle data is displayed on a beautiful 12-inch color display with an incredible refresh rate. Rob Harper’s layout on the display organizes all of the data in an extremely modern and neat way; to me, the layout is so well organized, I think many drivers would assume what he or she is looking at is OEM. The look and feel of the layout has a very familiar look and feel for those that have driven current model Audi R8s, with big round dials and modern font types. Alongside the dash, Hurricane got an infotainment upgrade with the T-Rex Pro, an all in one touchscreen radio powered by Android OS. The T-Rex product is really neat because it gives a Tesla-like look and feel to your radio equipment and adds features you probably have always wanted in your GTR that you maybe felt Nissan held back on from Apple CarPlay, to Waze, internet browsing, and everything in between.
What’s next for Hurricane? Some goals we have discussed for what is next for this car has definitely been safety. Next week, two fire suppression systems will be making their way into this car. One fire suppression system will be intended for the engine bay and another for inside the vehicle. We think safety is so important and especially with these types of fuels being used, you can never be too safe or too many steps ahead of preventing potential casualties or disaster. Additionally, Taylor would like to focus on saving some more weight in the car and is considering a few options to explore that don’t take away from the overall experience of driving a “street car” that packs such a punch.
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-Vaughn @ The Shop Houston