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Michelle Westby is much more than just pretty face!
Miss Westby discovered drifting through her promotional modelling and was instantly hooked! She has been drifting about 6 years now and is currently competing in Drift Cup and the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint in her 200sx as well as doing drift demos for Santa Pod in their R32 Skyline. Lets focus on the 200sx today though!
(photo credit to: Beasy Media @beasymediauk)
The car retains the original SR20DET but now has a front mounted intercooler, Apexi induction kit, Japspeed turbo elbow and 3 inch decatted exhaust system, Warlbro fuel pump, braided turbo lines and is presently mapped to 310bhp.
The rest of the drivetrain consists of a welded diff out of an auto, which to the best of my limited knowledge of 200sxs has a shorter ratio than the manual part. Please correct me if I’m wrong though. The gearbox is factory standard but with a Driftworks lightened flywheel and paddle clutch with a Exedy pressure plate.
Underneath the car boasts Brembo front brakes with braided lines and Skyline rear brakes, Driftworks CS2 coilovers, Super Pro polybushes and a Huxley Motorsport lock kit. Wheels are 9.5j x 17 Rota GTRs wrapped only in Maxxis Tyres finest.
(photo credit to Darren Skidmore Photography)
Michelle is a great example of a driver who is really bringing professionalism to the sport of drifting by building herself up as, almost a brand, for people to follow and support. I wish her the best of luck in 2017 and the future!
If you would like to find out more about Michelle then be sure to check out her website:
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Thanks for reading!