Chaps and Chapettes,
A wise man once said that a race car can always be a show car but a show car can’t always be a race car. Paul Beechey’s S14a is the epitome of that saying.
It sits wide on 18 inch Works D9Rs which are 9.5j at the front and 10.5j at the rear with genuine Origin Labo front wings and read over fenders so the huge wheels still sit nicely under the body. The bumpers are of a Vertex design made by Kinzuru Kits and the look is rounded off with an Origin Labo bonnet and a Nissan Kouki rear wing.
This Nissan isn’t just a pretty show car though. The original SR20 motor has had it’s displacement increased from 2.0 to 2.2 by a Mazworx stroker kit. To fill the extra space a Garrett GTX3071R ball-bearing turbocharger provides the air and a Mazworx fuel rail linked to ASNU injectors provide the fuel. All in this makes a whopping 520hp! To put that power to the ground effectively Paul is using the CD009 6 speed gearbox from a Nissan 350Z with an R33 GTR limited slip diff, driveshafts and hubs.
Obviously that kind of drive train conversion requires a lot of fabrication. Paul intrusted local fabrication hero Ian Waddington of Wand Wizzard to reshape the gearbox tunnel and provide a tubular front end, rear crash bar and the roll cage.
Suspension wise the car is running a full 7twenty set of arms with a wisefab front lock kit.
Despite the amount of work that has gone into the car Paul isn’t afraid to use and abuse it. His plans for 2017 include having a tonne of fun, winning Drift Outlaws (you heard it here first!) and doing lots of demos!
Finally Paul would like to give a special thanks to Paul Howard at JDM Garage for everything, parts, tyres and support.
I’d like to give a thanks to the relevant photographers for the shots that Paul provided me. I’ve left water marks present when they were there but some came without water marks. So if you took these and you would like me to credit you in the blog post please get in touch and I will edit you in!
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