Pouring bucketloads of money straight into an engine bay is a good way to get that huge power figure on the dyno; however, piecing together a usable and reliable package is a whole new ball park — especially when you want to go time-attack racing, where aero is king just as much as power is.
Simon Shierlaw knows this first hand and has gone to great lengths to perfect the aero package on his soon-to-be RB25DET-powered R32 coupe. Learning as he goes and with assistance from Kyle Forster of JKF Aero in Australia, Simon has modified a Do Luck front bar to form his own design, along with a custom-made widebody. The rear guards are modified R34 units with the rear section open to allow for airflow, while the fronts are 50mm wider cut down. The rear wing was constructed by The Lab Limited in Hamilton, and measures in at 1800x340mm. With a rear alloy diffuser to top it off, all pieced together, it’s a very slick package thus far. Meanwhile, the heart is being revived via a frontfacing plenum, 900cc fuel injectors, Spitfire coils, a Holset turbo, a front-mount intercooler, and a series of other goodies in the boot — including a custom fuel cell, surge tank, and Bosch 044 pump combo.
Simon intends to use the car in street sprints, hill climbs, circuit racing, and NZ Superlap. Basically, anything where he can pedal the car to its limits without getting into trouble from Johnny Law. It’ll be interesting to see how the rest of the build plays out.