SORRY STUTTGART: Porsche drifter at HonjoFebruary 23, 2009 12:30 am
I took the Skyline out yesterday to Honjo Circuit for a soukoukai run by Shino Kouba X Amazement. What you’re looking at is a dedicated Porsche touge drift car. The owner regularly takes it on mountain drift runs, and only brought it to the circuit after a group of his friends who were attending begged him to come.
It runs Watanabes on the front and SSR Formula Mesh on the back, and was painted in a light lilac colour by Akira Nakai over at Rauh Welt. The bodywork remains untouched, as the owner said he couldn’t afford one of Nakai’s widebody fender kits just yet.
Also attending the event was my fellow Australian Andy in his zenki S14 Silvia. The bodywork and paint were all done by Hoshino Car Style up in Gunma, and Hoshino and his girlfriend Minami-chan even showed up for a bit to check out Andy’s driving on the track.
Andy always gets his “Blue Steel” face on before a drift.
Like the Skyline’s engine, the Silvia’s is still stock, which hopefully means greater reliability, which means more seat-time, which means more fun.
It would be nice to have 400hp and do things like this though.Tags: Honjo Circuit, Nissan, Porsche, Rauh Welt, S14, Shino Kouba, Silvia
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Honjo looks like such a awesome track!
good to see andy out there, that porsche is sweet as…..
Man, I had that same goddamn hood on my 14. Cool.
S14 > kei car
Haha thanks for the pics Alexi. Blue steel is one of my better looks!
love all the tanaka engineering stuff popping up
nice clean looking S14 ya got there Andy. Its so strange seeing a silvia drift without shiny teeth; theres just a big black cavern in the front bar ; )
But i guess the ‘packet of winny blues’ size stock intercooler works better in J-land than Aus anyway…
you mustn’t have got many good pics of Andy… I feel bad for him being compared to the sick kouki right under his dori pic.
Great pics, looked like a lovely day to be at honjo
how cool is that Porsche?! did you get any more shots or video of it? i bet it looks/sounds rad in action. cheers, Billy
Some of the porsche guy driving, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7y-dyQwSl4&feature=sdig&et=1235694018.2
Alexi, do you have much info on that Porsche, mods etc? How was he going out there, I imagine it could be quite easy to loop one of them, so you wouldn’t pull too much angle?
By the way, that s14a is SO HOT!