Tuesday, 24 November 2015

RB25 S14a

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis



S-platform Nissans don't get a lot more aggressive than this. Just check out the bonkers lock angle, for a start!
This boisterous 200SX is the brainchild of Boyden Barlow, an Essex boy through and through, who built it to be at once an accomplished drift car and a flawless show-stopper. The latter has been achieved on the 2015 summer show circuit, and now he's gearing up to take on all comers in the smoky crucible of drifting for 2016. Aiding him along the way will be his trusty Skyline-sourced RB engine and transmission, along with the obligatory hydraulic handbrake and two-way LSD. He's put a lot of thought into the details too; the coilovers are fancy external-reservoir units, there's a twin rear caliper setup, the custom rollcage is rocking some retro metalflake, and his cartoonish reworking of the already-quite-large Big Country Labs spoiler is certainly going to raise a few eyebrows. Keep an eye out for Boyden next year - this car may be deliciously clean, but he's not going to be shy about giving it hell on track. As that obscene front lock suggests, he built this thing to go sideways.

Spotted at the 2015 Players Classic - more photos here.
...and check out the feature I wrote on the car in this issue of Japanese Performance.










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