Well here is the Nissan 200SX S13, one of the best starter cars for drifting.
This S-chassis car was a purpose built street race car. Independent rear suspension, RWD, Uprated disc brakes all round, as well as the nice little 1.8 turbo motor in the front. This is the ultimate drifter from stock.
Out of the box this car made 125kw and 200+nm. More than enough to let the rear wheels slip, and the car go sideways. The S13 was the first of the S chassis to actually be used in drifting, becuase it is relatively cheap compared to the likes of the Nissan Silvia S15, Toyota Soarer, Toyota Supra etc.
Now for most of the drifters out there, when you first get your S13, you’ll normally rip off the exhuast system, better CAI, nice set of mags and last but not least a nice suspension setup. Well just with those few mods your ready to take on the corners – going sideways!
Now in japan you also got the S13 Silvia. Which had the boot and a different nose. Becuase many of the drifters crashed while doing what they do best, there was quite a demand on repairing the S13 nose. now the only problem was that the popup lights of the S13 was much more expensive than the S13 Silvia’s front end. And so the Sileighty was born. The local drifters made the change so popular that Nissan decided to build and officially release a limited number of factory built SilEighties.
Here is a bit of tech background on the S13 S-chassis Nissan, as well as a few pics.
- TECH SPECS -
|Body style||2-door coupe|
1.8 L DOHC Turbo-I4 (CA18DET)
2.0 L DOHC Turbo-I4 (SR20DET)
|Transmission||5 speed manual transmission|
|Wheelbase||97.4 in (2,470 mm)|
|Length||176.0 in (4470 mm)|
|Width||66.5 in (1690 mm)|
|Height||50.8 in (1290 mm)|
|Curb weight||2,450–2,675 lb (1,110–1,210 kg)|
A few pics of the SilEighty and S13 200SX
- To be Updated -