Track Queen

NZ Performance Car - - Under Construction -

Af­ter fin­ish­ing her daily-driven S15 — fea­tured in NZPC Is­sue No. 230 — just over a year ago, Chevenne Has­san took it out for a shake­down at a lo­cal track day, where she man­aged to chuck it side­ways for the first time. Any­one who has drifted on track, will know how ad­dic­tive that feel­ing can be. But Chevenne wasn’t pre­pared to risk tak­ing the S15 out to more track days, lead­ing to the pur­chase of her own track hack S13. It ar­rived as a stan­dard street car with a stock RB25DET fit­ted, and Chevenne told us, “I knew ex­actly what I wanted to do with this build, so as soon as I drove it back home, I started strip­ping it that night.” This saw ev­ery­thing stripped out in prep for a roll cage. While that was go­ing on, the rear guards were cut and mod­i­fied to suit wide­body guards, and a set of Work Emo­tion CR 2Ps was or­dered. Much like her S15, this won’t just be a bash-mo­bile, so the rear sub­frame was pulled out, ti­died up, and all the new sus­pen­sion com­po­nents bolted on. With the roll cage welded in, it was given a lick of two-tone hot pink with rain­bow glit­ter flakes, and the rest of the in­te­rior was treated to a cool gun­metal grey.

At the time of writ­ing, the car is be­ing pieced back to­gether in prepa­ra­tion for a quick shake­down and, fol­low­ing that, the heart will be re­moved for some much-needed bolt-ons — like a top-mount man­i­fold, larger turbo, GT-R in­jec­tors, ex­ter­nal wastegate, and front-fac­ing plenum. While it’s out, the bay will be stripped and painted. The in­ten­tion is to keep it road le­gal to make it easy to get to events and en­joy it not only as a track car but also as a sweet cruiser — you’ll be able to catch the fin­ished prod­uct at the V 4&Ro­tary South Is­land Champs at the end of the year, be­fore Chevenne hits Rua­puna for some more seat time!

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