1992 Nissan S13 Widebody
A well-modified S13 is one of the most fun cars you can drive. This 1992 Nissan 180sx is the perfect blend of power, handling, and looks to match. Being that this is one of the most versatile platforms out there you really can do no wrong. They make for a great dailies, autocross monsters, drift missile, or stanced out show cars. This particular one is geared more towards the track end of the spectrum but not extreme enough that you can't have fun with it on the streets. The custom bright red bodywork immediately jumps out at you opposed to it's original Black (KH3.) While not a show car color change, it was well done. The only parts left in its original color are the engine bay and the stripped out trunk. It looks like the entire car was painted at the time the Origin Lab aero and 30mm rear over fenders were added. To round out the look of the front a GTR style grille in black compliments the projector headlights well. Since the stock wheels and gap aren't going to cut it so 17" Bronze Cosmoracing Bravos fill the wells while Racing Spec Dampers dial in the right ride height. Naturally with the rear needed a little tweaking as well so euro style 50/50 tails replace the stock ones. The paint and body have been kept up with well considering this is a driver's car. There are a few small dents, and aftermarket aero never sits as well as factory pieces do, but all in all the car is quite tidy. With the nature of FRP bumpers, there is some spiderwebbing in the paint on parts of the front bumper, but nothing chipping off.
The interior of the Silvia is very mixed-use depending on the direction that you're facing. Sitting in the adjustable Recaro Confetti driver's seat the interior is really quite nice. When you turn around it's a caged and gutted race car. Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too. Aside from saving weight, gutting the rear makes is far easier for the Safety 21 cage to be fitted. In order to keep the passenger better secured an R32 GTR seat was fitted which offers far better support than the stock Silvia seats. The rest of the interior is all in surprisingly good shape. Both seats look great and are free of any rips or tears that we see so often on aftermarket seats. While the dash was spared from being impaled by the cage it does suffer from the typical S chassis cracks. Below that is a very unique set of Cyber Stork gauge cluster which currently reads 106K miles which is unverified due to that change. Tucked in below the very unique Momo "Drifting" stitched wheel is a traditional HKS turbo timer. One of the most noticeable, yet inconspicuous changes is the addition of a short-throw shifter. The tighter gears are a blast to row through as they feel far more precise. All of this yet still retaining the creature comforts of power windows, automatic climate control, and even cold A/C.
Of course, you can't have all of this going on and have a bone stock NA under the hood. The tried and true SR20DET was the only thing that could fill the engine bay. A giant front mount intercooler fills that Origin front bumper with a full hardpipe kit. An HKS intake feeds the newer T28 S14 turbo which just screams under load. A chipped ECU helps out on that front as well. Outback we have the same thing going on, custom dual-tip blast pipes from the cat back let the SR be known. Between the stripped out interior and the blastpipes the car is reasonably loud, it's not too loud for the streets, but it is noticeable. Like all proper sports coupes, the rear diff has been upgraded to a mechanical 1.5 way LSD to better put the power down. A front APEXi and rear strut tower brace help with the chassis fortification and reduce flex when you're really getting on it. To make sure that the coupe is running at it's best our techs have given it a shakedown and brought it back up to par. A new battery, both front wheel bearing, all four tires, and a routine oil change has it ready to tear up some pavement. Thanks to its new battery the two-liter fires right up and absolutely purrs at idle. The trans feels great thanks to that short throw and a crisp clutch. With its light rear end be ready when the boost comes on as this thing will really scoot. Overall this car is the perfect blend of street and track rolled into one package. Ideal for someone that's looking for a turn key car that can be just as easily be driven home as to your local drift event.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.