Thursday, January 29, 2009
Photography by Rosli Othman [www.rossgallery.blogspot.com]
Here I present to you two amazing Nissan Silvia’s, a Nissan Silvia S14 and Nissan Silvia S15. With a Total horsepower of near1100hp on both cars, this is surely one of the amazing duos in the street of Brunei Darussalam. Even though both of the cars are different in age, this red speedsters share the same vital component; The SR20DET engine. The SR20DET engine is popular amongst Nissan enthusiast due to the low to midrange power band that is well suited for Drifting and Drag racing. With a lot of tuner companies supporting the SR20DET engine with performance parts, no wonder you see a lot of high powered Nissan Silvias around. Both of the Silvias were occasionally built for drag racing proposes.
Let’s take a close look on the Nissan Silvia S14 first. This 1994 Nissan Silvia Qs better known as S14 has been upgraded with large amount of aftermarket parts ranging from the exterior, interior as well as the engine department. Under the hood is a full fledged big turbo set up. The owner of this ride is not joking when it comes to serious power modifications. The first thing you might notice is the large turbine kit sitting comfortable next to the engine. The turbo is a T3/T4 Turbo fitted with a custom inlet plenum ended with a Nissan Q45 Throttle body.
The engine has been rebuilt with Tomei camshafts, solid lifter of n14 SR20 Pulsar, Trust rocker arm stopper and a 1.2mm metal head gasket. The owner also fitted z32 airflow, Greddy oil cooler, Sard oil catch tank, Aluminium racing radiator, HKS Twin Power and HKS super sequential blow of valve. Delivering fuel to high turbocharged engine is done by Nismo 280 lph fuel pump and 660cc injectors. The exhaust fitted to the S14 is a JIC Bullet titanium exhaust. The engine modification is not complete with a proper engine management. For this S14, an Apexi Power FC with launch control is controls all the engine management required to run this highly modded engine smoothly. With all the engine modification, this Silvia rated a staggering 550hp.
The exterior of the car is beautifully upgraded with eye catching JDM parts such as the M Sport full body kit which includes front bumper, vented fender, side skirts and rear bumper. The front bumper’s lower grill is wide enough to show the large front mounted intercooler. Notice the Billion racing air duct on the side of the intercooler piping. Red color body paint with black hood is the color scheme for this ride. Not to mention the 18inch Dark gunmetal Work Emotion Cr Kai wheels size 18x8.5 for the fronts with 235/40 tyres and 18x10 for the rears with 265/35 tyres to complement the overall color scheme of the ride.
Behind the wheels is an R33 calipers with endless pads and Apexi cross drill rotor. Big brake upgrades are surely important to have once you have a big engine upgrades. Finish off the look with a racing style Race Craft side mirrors. The car has been dropped to a nice aggressive stance thanks to HKS Hipermax II coilover and accompanies with a Cusco strut bar for better handling in corners.
Inside the car are a set of JDM Bride seats, Nardi Steering wheel and a Cusco half roll rage for added safety and rigidity. This car is surely one of the Top S14 in Brunei.
Now let us take a tour on the other half. It is the later brother of the previous Nissan Qs, the Nissan S15. With the same color scheme as the Qs, it is make both of them look like blood brothers. This S15 comes with serious fire power under the hood too.
With a 550hp engine under the hood, a stock transmission seriously won’t cut it. That’s why the 5 speed manual transmission of the S15 has been reinforced with HKS GD Clutch Pro Twin Plate. A KAAZ 1.5 way LSD and Cs Short shifter were also added on the modification list.
HKS Hipermax II coilovers is fitted to the car. The coilovers provides adjustable ride height which is then adjusted to suit the owner preference. A Cusco carbon fibre strut bar is also fitted in the engine bay for better rigidity and cornering performance. The owner fitted an Ikeya Formula Tension rod and Ikeya Formula rear camber kit to the S15. The owner opted a full Vertex Lang body kit for his ride which consists of the front bumper, vented front fender, side skirts, Vertex ductail spoiler and rear bumper. An HKS front mounted Type S intercooler is obviously noticeable due to the large front bumper. A carbon fibre hood was fitted to replace the heavy standard hood. Underneath the fenders is a 18inch JDM Volk racing GTC wheels size 18x8 with 235/40 Falken 411 ST615 tyres for the fronts and 18x9 with 265/35 Falken 411 ST615 tyres for the rears. The S15 uses a Project Mu rotors and endless brake pads.
Inside the car, you will see a set of Bride bucket seat with a Trust seatbelt harness as well as Nardi Steering wheel. The slippery stock pedals were also replaced by a Project Mu racing pedals. A few gauges such as Apexi RSM, Autometer A/F meter, APEXI Ext .Temp EL-II, APEXI Fuel Press EL-II, APEXI Fuel Press EL-II, APEXI Boost Meter EL-II and APEXI Oil Press Meter EL were also fitted to monitor the engine performance.
Both of the Silvias have been built to finesse that most of us would ever dream of building. These show the hard work and dedication and most of all the passion in upgrading their rides to the extreme. Brunei Carzine would like to thank both of the owners of these extremely awesome machines. Thank you for sharing the monsters with us. Drive safe guys.