JASE BROWN S13
Arguably the car that made the biggest splash at round two was Jase Brown’s supercharged S13, making its debut. That’s because this very unique engine choice — a blown 1UZ-FE aka Lexus V8 — sticks loud and proud out of the bonnet. Jase is no stranger to running the combination, as he ran a similar and slightly more basic combo in his C34 Laurel for many years. Its drivability and instant throttle response, backed by the large amounts of torque shown by the C34, convinced Jase it would be ideal package for drifting.
Just how instant is that power? Try 800Nm from just under 3000rpm, and this is on a ‘test’ engine that is very close to stock. The real party will happen when the built engine goes in, as it’s similar to those 1UZ-FEs found in Super Stocks, which are capable of 670kW and 11,000rpm.
The billet Blower Shop 6-71 sits on a custom manifold and produces 1000Nm on 19psi, which Jase admits is pushing the limits on the near stock internals — some rod bolts being more-or-less the only development. With such impressive figures on that ‘test’ motor, we bet the built engine will be a very stout package. A custom Joe Blo Speed Shop ITB manifold with eight 1650cc injectors sits atop the 6-71, and below the blower is a CO2 total loss system the team has developed since round two as a way to combat the heat soak into the blower, which is caused by lengthy pre-battle waiting times on the grid. The size of the injectors means that at idle they are forced to basically starve the car, giving it an idle that has to be heard to be believed!
But this car is much more than just a nuts ‘Lecky’ V8 in a Silvia. The suspension package delivers near 80 degrees of lock thanks to Keto knuckles and 555 extended lower control arms, coupled with some secret mods the team wishes to keep that way. To achieve this angle, the front track sits in excess of two metres wide, using Tein Super Drift coilovers.
If the motor alone wasn’t enough to set the car apart on the grid, Jase opted to carry out the world’s first S14 Rocket Bunny Boss kit conversion. Thankfully the front is tube frame, meaning the fit wasn’t as hard as you might think, and the added width and height of the S14 front suited the engine better.
The livery is similar to Jase’s original S13, but his parter Hannah, who is a sign writer by trade, has really taken it to the next level, making the car pop with CL Auto vinyl.