FB Update: Silvia Special Delivery

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S15 Silvia Garage Defend

Special delivery vol. S15.  Via Garage Defend.

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Free Craft S15 – The Grass is Always Greener… by Patrick Callahan

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I recently found what has to be one of my favorite S-chassis Nissan’s ever while exploring the wonderful Nori Yaro blog. The Free Craft S15 is exactly what you would expect from a sexy JDM Silvia for the most part (i.e. fantastic JDM aero, hardcore drift suspension, etc). However, there are a few differences that set this car apart for me.

The first and perhaps least surprising is that the car sports a 2JZ. More torque, more power, not a whole lot of explanation needed there. The swap is getting to be pretty common.

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The wheels almost certainly set the car apart. They’re Racing Hart (R.I.P.) CP-S10’s and I never thought I’d see them used to good effect on any vehicle. The non-traditional wheel choice and color combo really make this car stand out.

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However, the single biggest thing that sets this car apart is that it’s left-hand drive! How many LHD S15’s did Nissan make? If my calculations are correct, that would be exactly zero. Why? Why not? I’m sure you’ve all seen cars in the US converted to RHD and we’ve seen many “spo-com” trends re-surface on the other side of the pacific. The conversion has been done extremely well with a very attractive leather-wrapped dash and custom gauge housings.

I guess sometimes the grass really is greener…

Visit Alexi’s blog here: http://noriyaro.com/?p=4816

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Daishin Silvia by Matt Rus

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To be honest with you all, I don’t follow JGTC much these days. So in this post I won’t be talking about who is winning and who is losing. Instead, lets check out Daishin’s Silvia S15, the car that brought Takayuki Aoki and Nobuyuki Oyagi the GT300 Championship title back in 2001.

The last generation Silvia (S15) is one of my favorite cars in terms of design. The long and wide front end gives it an aggressive look, making it a highly intimidating beast when riding your tail in your rear view mirror. Now a days things have changed considerably and car manufacturers are focusing more on building pedestrian friendly cars with higher front ends and shorter hood. Let’s just hope they won’t use those ideas on low production models like a next generation Silvia.

There are very few large and clear images of the Daishin Silvia, I was fortunate enough to find a few.  I  hope you’ll enjoy the pics below.

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Top Secret V8 Twin Turbo Skyline Coupe Photos

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From my personal collection in 1800 res (co-starring my M45 which by the way I still haven’t sold yet so if you know anyone interested, send ’em my way!).

Top Secret Skyline Coupe with Bulletproof M45 Fuga

Top Secret Skyline Coupe with Top Secret S15

A couple of bonus lower res night shots:

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