2009 Supercharged 370z - Owned by Mike Arfa


Ever since I was little, I have loved cars and going fast. So, any car that I have ever owned has always been modified in some way. Most of the time, I would upgrade small things in the engine and revamp the audio system. The first car I owned was a 2006 Honda Civic, which was a great first car, but was never fast enough. Eventually, I had to upgrade and bought a 2003 Celica GTS. Unfortunately, I moved into the city and had no need for a car. So, when it came down to buying a new car when I moved here to Columbus, I wanted to buy a fun sports car that I wouldn’t have to upgrade much. Little did I know that I was going to do way more to this car than any other I have owned. 

When I purchased my Nissan 370Z, I decided that I wanted to start with the performance upgrades and then move on to visual and audio aspects. The first add-on was a Stillen exhaust and Stillen intake. I still wanted more power than the 290 whp (wheel horse power) my car was putting out. At that point, I was trying to work out if I wanted to go with a turbo or supercharger for the car. In the end, I went with the Stillen supercharger since it would add 155+ whp and 100 ft/lb. I thought my car was fast when I first bought it, but now it’s tons of fun. Not saying I drive crazy fast, but if I had a wish, I’d ask the police to look away for a few seconds when I am driving past them on the highway.  It’s too tempting to open it up when I see them!

I would just like to thank all the guys at Performance Theory and GRD in Chicago for all their work on the engine and programming. Also, thanks to Columbus’ Wheel Medic and Drivers Image in Chicago for the visual and body work done to the car. I still have to decide what my next move is for the car. Do I want to go with a coilover system, or just new springs? Do I want to repaint the body? What do I want to do with the sound system? It’s a never-ending battle, and I’m totally fine with that.