NZ Performance Car - - Event Sema -

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.

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