In today’s drift community it’s all about style. Either with the biggest wing, widest wheels, flashiest paint, etc. But at what point do you find that balance between not too flashy and just right. Ethan Scott’s S13 is more on the conservative side in the flashy department but ticks all the right boxes for being a truly great piece of machinery.
It starts off with the biggest change anyone makes to their car in the form of a SR20DET swap. Attached to that is a Tomei exhaust manifold allowing the S15 T28 to do its magic and propel Ethan down the track. Nistune handles the engine management with 850cc injectors making sure the fuel is always keeping the heart of the car alive.
Z32 front brakes keep this skid machine under control when Ethan gets it sideways. Complimented by angle knuckles done by local shop Future Fabrication. ISIS arms keep all the important suspension specs inline so as to make sure the power is put to the ground correctly. A tubed front end done by Future Fabrication keeps the Engine bay looking great and extremely
The exterior is done nicely with a Silvia front conversion and all paint work done by none other than Elevens’ Paint and Fiber.
But why did Ethan choose the S13?
“The s13 is attractive because of how fun it can be to drive hard and not care. It’s cheap, looks badass, easy to work on, and is a lightweight FR layout” said Ethan.
So what makes a car great? Some may say a lot of power, possibly the lowest around, or even the wildest and craziest conversions done.
But at the same time it all comes down to what makes the owner happy. Even if it’s just a SR20, coilovers, and some nice wheels. If you have a smile on your face as you kick the clutch and listen to the motor sing as it hits the limiter then you are doing it right!
Big shoutouts to Suspicious Garage, Elevens’ Paint&Fiber, Future Fab, ForthTurn, Kamikaze Bottlerockets,
Murica Motorsports, Excessive Wear, Tuning Gruppe, Han at Intense, Shop Seven S7,
fnlhvn.com and my boy Preston Holyfield for doing almost half of the wrenching on this car in my garage