Sung Kang’s ’72 Datsun seems to be moving along quite nicely now.
With less than two weeks away from SEMA, Sung Kang and the rest of the crew from Greddy Racing are doing their best to get this 1972 Datsun 240Z ready for the big show. Earlier today (Oct. 21, 2015) Sung Kang in collaboration with SPEED went ahead and dropped Episode 2 of his Z Dream Series and its full of work, work, work. Check out that video below.
Last time we caught up with the Sung, we got a bit of insight as to why he chose the 240Z and how their collaboration with Greddy was a perfect fit. In this episode, we finally get into the nitty-gritty of what it takes to bring a 43-year-old chassis up to 21st century standards so we’re treated to copious amounts of roll cage and frame rail pron shots.
After a well-deserved walnut sand blasting, Kang dropped off the Z at Signature Autobody based out of Orange, CA for a bit of primer and paint in preparation for that sweet Rockey Bunny kit to be added on. And speaking of Rocket Bunny, we learn Miura-san himself will be designing a one-off kit just for Kang. Talk about custom. And for the exterior color white was chosen. A bold choice by Kang as white will naturally showcase the full design language of the Z.
Keen eyes will notice the Spoon Sports Honda Fit in the background of the 240Z shots at Signature Autobody. If you didn’t already know, Spoon’s philosophy has always been about the total balance of the vehicle, emphasizing maximum driver comfort to the task at hand (racing) with minimum distraction. As Edmun Laurea, former head of Spoon Sports in North America put it, “Spoon philosphy is simple. It’s not about horsepower. It’s about balance. It’s about the feel of the car. It feels right…You’re not going to have a fast car if the driver is being overworked.” And those were points Kang hinted at during his voiceover.
We certainly can’t wait for Kang’s next episode.