1994 Nissan S14 Zenki
Stock Number: 4283
A well-modified S14 is one of the most fun cars you can drive, there's no doubt about it. This 1994 Nissan Silvia K's is the perfect blend of power, handling, and relative comfort. The exterior keeps a lot of the stock lines but has had a few advancements made. You can't miss the Charge Speed style vented carbon fiber hood gleaming against the custom Charcoal Gray paintwork. Originally it left the factory in Blue Emerald Green Metallic (FN2) at some point it underwent a full-color swap including the jams, and luckily the engine bay comes from the factory in black with this color. The color looks great on the body and plays up well off the overall color combo. The hood is in great shape considering most carbon fiber hoods have clear coat damage from sitting outside. There are some faded spots around the hood, but the clear coat doesn't have any peeling or flaking. This one does have aero latch hood pins opposed to the traditional hood release inside the cabin. The Zenki front bumper was retained and trimmed to fit the massive Trust rising sun front mount intercooler and it looks wicked. LED taillights give the rear end a bit of an updated look. The only other aftermarket piece to the exterior is the white 17" Stage Knight wheels. To ensure there's no rubbing the rear fenders have been rolled and pulled. The body itself is in pretty good shape, even the fender rolls were well done.
The interior begins to get a bit more wild. Since this was clearly built with a purpose in mind there have been quite a few additions. The factory seats offer alright support, but nothing like the Bride fixed back bucket does. Like with most of these buckets, from getting in and out over the years the bolster has seen better days. The passenger receives a more comfortable R32 GTR seat that has been well maintained. Unlike many of the built cars like this, it does still have the full interior still, with the back seats looking like they've never really had any seat time. On the rear parcel shelf is a Nismo strut tower brace to help fortify the back end. You can't miss the plethora of gauges that are posted up behind the Momo steering wheel. Greddy covers most of the vitals like Fuel Pressure, Water Temp, Oil Pressure, and Oil Temp. To the left of the tach is a Defi boost gauge for real-time boost levels. Currently, the S15 ball bearing turbo and Greddy fuel pressure regulator is set to stock levels. Since all of the Greddy pieces sit in place of the climate control system it was relocated to the glove box. While it's a bit more cumbersome to reach from the driver's seat everything still operates like normal. It even still has all of the basic accessories like the power windows, mirrors, and even a working sunroof.
If the rest of the car hadn't already hinted at it, when you pop the hood you know what this car was built to do. One of the more built cars by our standards, this SR20DET has plenty of aftermarket support. With 137K verified miles the SR starts up with no hesitation and makes itself immediately known. Upfront, behind that giant Trust FMIC, is an HKS oil cooler and filter relocation kit. An HPI radiator with electric fans help with cooling and also free up some space on the engine bay since the fan shrouding can now be deleted. As previously noted the turbo has been stepped up to an S15 ball bearing verses the stock ceramic. Said turbo is fed via an HKS hard piped intake retrofitted with an R35 GTR mass air flow meter. Upgraded Sard fuel injectors are controlled by a Greddy fuel pressure regulator for when you start to bump up the boost. Internally it has Tomei Pon Cams, however, we don't know if any additional work was done. Based on how quickly it revs we wouldn't be surprised, but without actually digging into the motor we don't know for sure. Part to thank for the quick-revving nature are the lightweight Greddy pulleys upfront. Not all of the modifications made can be seen topside, some you have to hear. All the way from the turbo back the exhaust has been pretty much straight piped with the only resonator being the Kakimoto Regu 06&R catback. The car is loud, there's no doubt about it, but it's not just an open exhaust rasp. The Kakimoto does a great job of actually giving the car a soundtrack and not just noise. Since it was built to move, and move quickly at that, the suspension has had an overhaul as well compliments of Cusco. Cusco coilovers all the way around and rear sway bar and traction arms as well. Up top to match, the one above the parcel shelf is another Nismo strut tower brace. While the suspension is a good deal stiffer than stock, it is running solid mounts meaning that this isn't really a car you'd want to daily due to the NVH. This car was certainly built with the track in mind, however, it's one that you can drive there and back comfortably. This car is perfect for the enthusiast that wants a turn-key car that you can jump in and rip on the weekend. The only thing it needs at this point is a new driveway.
*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.