Construction of the Kizashi racer began in May, when the Holdener/Habrzyk team installed the SCTA-approved roll cage, an aluminum bulkhead in the rear, racing seat, seat harnesses and window net.
Performance wise, the Bonneville Kizashi benefits from a new intake manifold, a tuned 'long tube' header and forged rods and pistons. The car received a Turbonetics turbocharger, a new 3.5-inch exhaust and full synthetic 5W-20 racing oil from Lucas Oil.
Moreover, the spare motor was disassembled to confirm the stock measurements, while the cylinder head was flowed and ported. Its output also demanded a new ACT Clutch and Pressure Plate.
“The Kizashi platform – and its Nurburgring heritage – is morphed into a salt-specific recipe with new coilovers, steel wheels seam welded, and speed-specific 15x7-inch Goodyear Front Runner rubber. An air dam keeps the Kizashi's nose planted, window straps and hood pins ensure the hood and glass stay in place, and a parachute can bring the high speed show to an emergency stop,” a company statement reads.
“Finally, a dual fire system provides the extra assurance so important for Mitani, with some 900 boosted horses but only a few feet in front of his now high-speed capsule.”
If everything goes as planned when the special edition Kizashi takes a salty bite at Bonneville, the SCTA will have two new members among its 200 mph (322 km/h) rank.