SPEED HOLES AND METHANOL: Daigo Saito’s 2014 JZX100

October 2, 2014 12:20 pm Published by

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Even though there’s a little bit more interest in Daigo’s new R35 project car right now, let’s have a little look at his current D1GP JZx100 Mark II when it debuted at the D1GP at Ebisu Circuit.

斉藤大吾の2014年の百マを見てみましょう。

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I think being around the more heavily-altered cars overseas has rubbed off on Daigo. The interior has a lot of custom sheetmetal to fit the rearward-mounted engine and gearbox. The position of the seat in relation to the b-pillar gives you an idea of how far it’s mounted back!

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Is anyone here trypophobic? There’s not a whole lot making up the rear-end of the Mark II. Even the kouki tail lights consist only of the lens and nothing else!

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Daigo’s not giving up on his “rude wing king” title any time soon.

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The fuel and cooling systems live in the boot in the standard fuel tank’s old home.

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At least the car was able to retain Daigo’s signature red colour, however I reckon a Sunoco-blue JZX100 would look pretty good.

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Holes everywhere. Holes!

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The brake setup is appropriate for a car with this much horsepower.

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With all these holes and no window seals, I wonder how the car will be to drive in a wet event, especially following another car.

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Here you can see how far back the seats are mounted. Drifting while looking through the rear-door’s window!

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Only business goes on in here.

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Mr Funatsu from FNATZ was messing with the F-Con ECU’s settings while I was shooting this.

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The BN Sports’ widebody kit fenders have been modified to have even bigger holes. The brake rotors also have lots of holes.

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The only place where there aren’t any holes is on the front of the car! These front aero parts, a mix of Ben Sopra and Rocket Bunny parts, look a lot bigger in real life.

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I know you want pics of the menthanol-fed, intercooler-less engine, but they were in a hurry to get back out for a practice session. In compensation for that, here’s what the engine sounds like!

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