When it comes to the S14, a chassis that has been modified by countless people around the world for the last two decades, it can be quite hard to stand out from the crowd. If you're not building a car for competition drifting use or following a strict "2001 style" build formula, the world is quite literally your oyster when it comes to choosing which aesthetic route to take with your car.
While it features many quintessential S14 elements, Paul's S14a that was on display at the British Drift Championship yesterday had a unique trick up its sleeve. Sitting on the Downside Drifters club stand throughout the day, what drew the crowds to this particular car was its 326POWER Yabaking 1-Piece wheels.
We supplied this particular set to Paul not so long ago and, while the design has been available in Japan for the last year or so, this particular set was the first of its kind to land in the UK. The Mitsuru Green with Polished Lip finish works brilliantly with the grey paintwork; in fact the colour combination reminded me somewhat of Chunky Bai's 180SX D1GP car that also ran a set of Yabaking 1-Piece wheels.
Measuring 18x9.5J with a -2 offset, a 30mm spacer has been fitted to the fronts to aid brake clearance and to help fill the wider front wings. The rears simply fitted straight on and fill the overfenders nicely.
It's all about the details, so of course a set of 326POWER 5cm wheel nuts also feature, complimented with a set of Skull end caps. Despite its fresh paintwork and super clean exterior, this car is of course destined to hit the drift track. The stripped interior, roll cage and purposeful dashboard centre console complete with various switches and the distinct lack of a radio hint of this S14's main purpose and I can't wait to see it burning through the Achilles tyres that it was fitted with.