Another great find from the UK is this S14 Silvia Zenki rocking a set of XXR 527s and a RocketBunny kit. XXRs have proven to be popular in the UK, particularly in the Japanese Import and drift scene, and that trend is slowly catching on in Australia. S14s locally are becoming rare as they tend to end up a drift missles and see out their days thrashing rear tyres at an alarming rate. This old girl looks almost too good to thrash and presents rather nicely for its age, and looks very nice on 527s.
We hope you enjoy this article about a much loved S14 and if it sets a fire inside you for a set of XXRs, hit up ozzytyres.com.au for our full range.
Nissan’s have always been a very popular car throughout the UK, mainly because they have created some of the world’s finest drift cars and are known to be extremely iconic through the eyes of the Japanese car enthusiasts. Will Sanctuary’s 200sx S14 is one of the cleanest Silvia’s we’ve laid our eyes on and a lot has changed in the past twelve months of ownership…
It was a huge upgrade for Will changing from his 1.6 Astra Sporthatch to the S14 but we can see why he made the choice. Rear-wheel drive, a lot of potential and fun – what more could you want? It was clearly a match made in heaven.
Will is keen to get known in the drift scene with his Silvia and he’ll be seen at most Jap meets, drift days and events throughout the year. After having been inspired by the USA for creating some of the finest Silvia’s he knew that he just had to have one for himself.
With the Rocketbunny kit being the only one Will liked he knew he had to have it despite the fact that they are more expensive than any other kit but for Will that just makes it even rarer. One of his favourite things about his car is his wheels, the fact that they are concaved rather than dished makes it that little bit more unique.
“Thanks to Darren at GDUK for supplying me with the car in the first place and for giving me good advice when I needed it, also thanks to Aaron Reeve Performance for doing a lot of work to the car and lastly thanks to Gavin at DriftBitz for fitting my new fully forged engine, all the wiring issues and for the all-round help you’ve given!”
Specs list as follows:
86.5mm CP Pistons
ACL Bearings throughout
Tomei 1.2 metal gasket
Driftworks rocker stoppers
Silent VVT Pulley
Overhaul on head with stock cams
Japspeed baffled and gated sump
Blitz induction kit
Manifold with full system with decat
Braided turbo lines
Braided clutch lines
RocketBunny front bumper
RocketBunny rear bumper
XXR 527 18×9.75
Nissan Skyline (GTST) front brakes
Carbon vented bonnet
Adjustable camber arms
Nardi deep corn mahogany steering wheel
Nardi mahogany gearstick
Cobra Monaco bucket seats
Custom low seat mounts
Sabelt 4-point harness
OMP 4-point harness
Photos: Cameron McKenzie
Words: Karina Mayes
Car: Will Sanctuary