infiniti g20 racecar


Project Infiniti G20 Racecar

by Martin Gonzales and Steve Rockwood


Check out the rest of our Project Infiniti G20 Racecar build click here!


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The Victim:  1992 Infiniti G20 The Goal:  Stout race macheen!


When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.  Life handed us a wrecked car (and a mild case of whip-lash), so we're making a race car!  That pretty much sums up how we came to the idea of transforming the ultimate grocery getter into a formidable road racing machine.  The manual transmission, multi-link front suspension, independent rear suspension and SR20 engine may have persuaded us a bit too.  The victim, our formerly daily driven 1992 Infiniti G20.  The goal, to create the everyman racecar on an everyman budget. 

We will show you how with a little bit of planning ahead and a couple of trips to Home Depot, you too can build a fun, reliable and most importantly...competitive race car.  If you are looking to build a race car, and are either on the fence or not sure where to start, look no further.  This project will concentrate on how to properly prepare a car to race in NASA's Performance Touring class.  We will cover everything from stripping it down, to cage fabrication, to dialing in the suspension, and everything in between.  Don't forget to also check out Project Racer, where Annie will be walking you through the process of getting licensed and ready to race with NASA.


"Dude, where's my interior!?"

We start by stripping our G20 of its plush interior.  This can be a very therapeutic experience, or a receding hairline accelerator, depending on your technique.  Start off with the basics; remove the seats, headliner, carpet, dash, seatbelts and all other items that aren't necessary to racing.  Strip it down to its bare necessities; from the dash forward you should have absolutely nothing left except for the shifter and emergency brake.



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Friday, June 12, 2009 5:08 PM
Great writeup! You can really hear the brake pads agains the rotors?!? Wow.
Saturday, June 13, 2009 6:58 AM
I love it. I was sad when Nissan performance mag shut down, because I didnt think I would get to see this project continue. Looking forward to the updates.
Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:26 AM
can't wait to see the finished project. might want to do something like this to my p11
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2:28 PM
So glad too see that the project is still alive. Mods on the powerplant? Suspension?
Martin Gonzales
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 8:48 PM
Thanks for the comments fellas. We'll have details on the suspension and engine posted soon. Stay tuned.........
Bishop Ian
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Friday, July 03, 2009 5:09 AM
thumbs up!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 4:21 AM
Nice article! This is the kind of article I miss from SCC.

I use liquid nitrogen and dry ice in my teaching lab at university. Liquid nitrogen is much safer that dry ice, it will boil off your hands too quickly to cause damage in the event of a spill (unless it cups in something). It's also cheaper than dry ice, and will not damage steel, aluminum, or really any metals in our cars. I have no idea where to buy liquid nitrogen though, we use a compressor and compress it out of the air. Costs about $2.80 a gallon.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 4:34 PM
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 6:44 PM
Hey i know this car from some where HMMMM?
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