For a more detailed story feel free to see the NZPC article here: http://www.themotorhood.com/themotorhood/2018/2/28/death-march
Our little Nissan March features a VQ35DETT mid/rear mounted attached to a late model D22 Navara five speed gearbox, this drives a bespoke reversing transfer box of our own design manufactured with the help of some local business’s.
Kimberley Tool & Design CNC milled the case from billet aluminium for us, Waikato Bearings supplied the bearings, AH Gears CNC ground the gear faces for us & COGS from Tauranga manufactured the gears.
All fabrication work was completed by The Lab Limited including the genuine carbon fiber roof, full aluminium aero (fake carbon wrap purely for aesthetics), bespoke tube subframes and suspension components.
The little March made its competition debut with the new driveline layout at Leadfoot 2019 placing a respectable 13th overall with a best time of 53.31, we also made it into top ten best show and were voted by the crowd to 3rd place in that! 🙂
Currently we still have a little more to do before she is ready to return to Superlap but we are not far off & hope to return for the final round of this season (2018/2019), ready to go for it next season (a full driveline reconfigure is a BIG task to get done in the short time between the seasons)
In the previous RWD configuration the car managed 3rd in Pro Open for the 2017/18 Superlap season, it also won an award for “Best engine conversion” & “Best innovation” at Autofest Mystery Creek followed up by “Best interior” At Summerjam at Meremere