NIS­SAN SIL­VIA S15 (2JZ-GTE)

NZ Performance Car - - V 4&rotary South Island Champs -

Daniel Cur­rie’s im­mac­u­lately-pre­sented 2JZGTE–con­verted Nis­san Sil­via S15 took out the best drift-style car. “Af­ter go­ing through nine RB en­gines, I’d had enough. My last RB I spent around $30–40,000 try­ing to build a bul­let­proof pack­age, and it still blew up. I’ve just had a gutsful of them,” Daniel said. The ini­tial tune net­ted 421kW (565hp) at the wheels, which wasn’t enough, he de­cided. So an­other 2JZ is cur­rently in the build, and with forged in­ter­nals it should eas­ily net 597kW (800hp) at the treads, backed by a dog box.

An­other thing that caught our eye with this build was the fab­ri­ca­tion work, which we’re told is done by Christchurch-based com­pany Mo­tor­sport Fab­ri­ca­tion Ser­vices — the lob­ster back­ing is se­cond to none.

Keep an eye out for Daniel’s Sil­via this sea­son of D1NZ, Drift South, and Targa NZ, as he in­tends to get some se­ri­ous use out of it.

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