You might notice that there’s a “simple but effective” theme when it comes to the cars I generally tend to feature here. That’s not really a coincidence; these are often my favourite kind of builds and I find myself naturally attracted to them when I see the cars out and about.
This was definitely the case with Dave‘s R32. Yes, it’s extremely low, has big bumpers and side skirts and a big drag wing but, underneath, it has the bare essentials to get the job done reliably and consistently.
Starting with the exterior though and it’s hard to ignore the 17x10J AVS Model 7s. Combined with the BN-Sports aero (that is usually seen twinned with a set of polished deep dish wheels) and rattle can cream (graffiti) paint, these make up the primary ingredients when it comes to the R32’s look.
As you can probably tell from the rubber marks on the rear bumper, this 32 is used properly on track.
In true BN-Sports/A-Bo-Moon R32 style, the homemade drag wing helped to bring an added dimension to rear end. I often find that R32 rears can look a bit, well bland, which might be why they are such popular candidates for drag wings.
What’s a drift car without stickers from friends and teams…
…plastered across a ridiculous window tint!?
I couldn’t get underneath Dave’s car due to it being parked up at the most recent v8illuminati meet but the spec is what you’d expect for any self-respecting grassroots drift car. HSD coilovers are joined by Japspeed tension rods, +25mm extended front lower arms, adjustable rear camber arms and a HICAS lock-out. Everything you need and nothing you don’t.
The almost-standard RB20DET sounded brilliant (obviously), thanks in part to the 3″ downpipe and system.
Getting the power down to the ground is an Exedy paddle clutch and a welded 4.3 diff…
…which is quite handy when it comes to laying down a supposed “burnout”. That isn’t what was happening in the above photo though; I can assure you that Dave was just adjusting his mirrors before setting off in a slow and considerate manner.