DRIFT TO STREET
With the rising costs assocated with amateur level drift compeition here in New Zealand, Greg Braken made the decision to strip his competition spec Cefiro to transplant the running gear into something he can enjoy on the street. An automatic Nissan Silvia S14 was purchased, and the project commenced.
The first thing to go in was the 340kW-at-the-wheels RB25DET engine out of the old drift car, which is internally stock apart from uprated head studs, a metal head gasket and heavy-duty valve springs. The big numbers are thanks to a top-mounted Garrett turbo and Link G4 ECU.
A complete widebody kit was purchased to enhance the somewhat slim S14 shape, along with a set of 18- by 10-inch front and 18- by 11-inch TBC alloys from the Bling Company.
A full respray is on the cards, along with a set of semi-slick tyres to hook the thing up. Greg still plans to get this beast sideways at the odd grassroots drift day, and even try his hand at some grip days and hill climbs.