Tag Archive: Silvia
Hear what one of the best drifters on the planet and the leader of one of the best drift teams has to say about living drift the right way.Comment on this article
Well, despite the reaction to that endlessly reposted photo on Instagram, this car isn’t fake. You can’t blame people who thought that though, as the first time I saw this car on a poster stuck to the wall of a workshop office for a Caroline Racing event at Nikko Circuit, I thought it was just a joke. There was a cartoonish drawing of an S14 Silvia with four turbos sticking out of the engine bay on it, and an equally cartoonish character that looked like Captain Harlock, a space-pirate character from an old comic book series, albeit wearing a baseball cap.
“What’s this meant to be?” I asked the workshop’s owner, pointing at the poster.
“It’s real, apparently. He said he’s building a car with four turbos on it. That character is meant to be Takuro.” was the response.
It made sense. I had no reason to doubt this, as this was the same Takuro who was making ridiculously big angle knuckles long before it became common, and has been known to do things like cut and shorten a sedan to make a 1.5 door, and hack apart a 180SX drifter to make it into something like a tube-frame dragster with an entire fibreglass body over it. He’s also the same guy who intended to turn a Pontiac Fiero-based Ferrari F40 replica into an RB26-powered drift car.
While that level of craziness might be a bit too much for the world to handle just yet, I think this quad-turbo S14 Silvia might just be insane enough for the time being.32 Comments
The guy in the red Silvia, Rui Ando, said he liked my other videos and asked if I’d make one of him and his friend Kyohei Akimoto.
His driving is pretty consistently awesome, so I did!
As you can see in this wallpaper I put up a few years ago, he’s no stranger to close drifting at Nikko Circuit.Comment on this article
Me at Nikko Circuit in the Mark II a while ago.
Me at Ebisu Circuit in the Skyline a few weeks ago.
Jesse Streeter at Meihan by Laurence Janus. Volume and sanity warning on this one.9 Comments
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Remember the Silvia flipping at the end of the Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 2 video? Here’s a longer version.
I’m glad I run an Icon helmet too!7 Comments
Some Silvia guys at Nazo Circuit.7 Comments