In a period when style rules, we don't point the finger at Naohiro Yamane for having picked feel to outweigh execution with his Nissan Silvia. Furthermore, by the looks of how rebel his S13 looks, it's nothing unexpected this isn't Yamane's first rodeo, either. Turns out he constructed Shuichi Nakagawa's Shakotan 180SX RPS13, which we highlighted on the cover in '14 (Volume 18, Issue 2). What's more, Yamane's aptitude as auto developer is so notable that S-suspension air pro Spirit Rei requesting that he assemble a demo auto utilizing its items, which is precisely how this S13 occurred.
The guys at Spirit Rei went a different route and complemented the S13 styling cues with their "Miyabi" line. The word "Miyabi" loosely translates to elegance or stylish but can also mean "heartbreaker." Yamane's S13 got the full Miyabi treatment head to toe and had Tomonori Idekawa of Tomo Lab's coat the car in Lab's Blue paint.
Being a stickler, Yamane lets us know the hardest part of the assemble was making the ideal shape for the bumpers, yet once more, with the assistance of Idekawa-san, the consequence of the bodywork was impeccable. The Spirit Rei bumpers develop the width of the body 40 mm on every corner, and joined with 326 Power coilovers, they impeccably house 18-creep Work Meisters like butter.In differentiation to the perfect outside, inside you'll discover the characteristics you'd anticipate from a stray, for example, wild paint, gutted inside, and quintessential Bride Brix 2 container seats.
With feel as the primary need, motor alterations were kept to a base, however that doesn't mean the SR20DET didn't get any affection. The S13's industrial facility turbo was swapped for a greater unit from the S14. Yamane had his homie Hidehiko Shigemitsu tune the engine and could make a solid 300 hp, which is all that anyone could need energy to get him sideways.
From shredding tires to carving apexes, there's nothing the ubiquitous S-chassis can't do. Even if the car stayed perfectly still, it can still be appreciated with the right aero and wheel fitment. Although Yamane's Silvia was born to showcase a body kit, its destiny lies beyond car shows, where Yamane first fell in love with the car-at the drift circuit, and that's exactly what he plans to do next.
Original published at "superstreetonline" website by Jofel.