Larry’s Project X 350z: Import Tuner Magazine
We all have friends with automotive ADD. Their cars are constantly evolving and they’re always looking to fine tune the aesthetics and performance of their creation. I have a friend who has -severe- automotive ADD, and is also a designer. Those two ingredients are the recipe for the many headaches and mental anguish it took to make the fantastic clusterf*ck of awesome that is Larry Kenney’s Project X 350z. Yup, read it again, “fantastic clusterf*ck of awesome”.
I’ve known Larry since he was working out of his home garage. He’s now part-owner of a rapidly developing shop that we all know here in Chicago as Project X. They’ve repeatedly done fantastic work for me and are routinely active in the local community. These factors are what made it extra awesome that I was able to shoot his Twin Turbo 350z for the April issue of Import Tuner Magazine.
Larry is pretty hardcore, coming up from the Pittsburg hardcore scene it’s only fitting that his car looks like it wants to kick you in the face as well.
It’s not a trailer queen, this car gets driven on a regular basis when we aren’t suffering through Chicago winter’s here. Letting 518rwhp sit neglected in the garage is a terrible waste. You’ll regularly see Larry’s monster at Chicagoland car get-togethers as well as shows like Another Level, Wekfest Chicago, and most recently at Tuner Galleria .
Larry’s car boasts a 1 of 2 front exit plenum setup. The other is currently on the Fontana Racing Nissan 350z. This combined with a custom front mounted intercooler setup makes this 350z an extremely unique street car.
Larry was running a pretty aggressive wheel setup last season, this one is even more aggressive. He’s rocking a set of Forged Specialties SC-6 wheels.
Stopping power is provided by a 15″ rotor setup and a WP Pro 8 piston caliper up front, 6 in the rear.
If Larry had one wish it would probably be to GT wing the world. If you ever talk to Larry at the shop or at a meet, 1 out of the 3 of the first things he’ll probably say to you are “hey, you know what you should do to your car? Put a GT Wing on it. ” And if it were physically possible, I’m pretty sure he’d try to attach a GT Wing to Eli’s beard.
So all that said, you should go to your local magazine stand and pick up a copy of the April issue of Import Tuner Magazine and read up even more on Larry’s car and see even more photos. You should then head to Project X in Schaumburg and ask Larry to sign it. Because he loves that kind of sh*t. While you’re there give Eli’s beard a tug and see if they can do something cool to your car for you. Congrats again, Larry!