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!