THE PERFECT 180SX: Wakamatsu’s “Nikko Special”

April 27, 2009 1:25 am Published by

Yeah, I said it. This is the perfect 180SX. Anything else beyond this point is just showing off.

Owned and driven by Auto Garage Amigo’s Yasushi Wakamatsu, member of the legendary Marionette drift team, this “Nikko Special” 180SX has everything you need, and nothing you don’t.

Of course, it helps if you’re an old-school D1 driver with years of experience under your belt, but I’ve seen very few cars drive as neatly and strongly as this one.

Linking the back straight at Nikko while lifting a wheel on each transition and making a whole lot of smoke is easy for Wakamatsu.

Just a simple Skyline brake conversion with Fujino Bankin knuckles.

Full interior, no stereo, cup holders and loud red bucket seat.

The engine is a Tomei 2.2L SR20 with a Tomei Arms BB turbo. The transmission is an R33 five-speed filled with OS Giken 1-2-3 close ratio gears, attached by a Racing Emotion R custom bellhousing. The prop shaft is a cut-and-shut, and the diff is a 4.6 ratio.

It helps if you have this guy behind the wheel too.

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