To keep things properly lubed are twin, relocated oil filters and custom front-mount oil and power steering coolers. Also under the hood is a Koyo radiator, custom electric water pump kit, and Power Enterprise radiator hoses. Managing air/fuel ratios falls to the combination of a Z32 air flow meter, dual FAL fans, Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator and a Border fuel rail with 850cc injectors.
For internal modifications, Mitchell selected HKS 264 cams, ARP head studs and a Cometic head gasket. The GReddy parts were tapped for valve springs and rocketstoppers.
Contrasting nicely with the orange-red exterior are the candy blue powder coated engine components and polished parts. This properly shows off the clean look under hood as well as showcasing the impressive array of performance products.
The stock differential was swapped out for a Nismo two-way LSD. A one-piece driveshaft and an OS Giken twin-plate clutch with flywheel help put the power to the pavement.
For proper handling of all of this power, JIC-Magic FLT A1 coil-overs and a rear strut brace are enlisted as well as Tension Techniques sway bars. A grip of Fever Racing's components were also added to remove any remaining slop from the suspension: lower tie bar, custom front power brace, front tension rods, rear camber arms and rear traction rods. Gold powder coating embellishes throughout.
Bringing this car to a stop on a dime are Nissan 350Z Brembo calipers with EBC pads squeezing 13-inch cross-drilled Brembo rotors, which required custom mounting. Nissan 300ZX rear hubs and parking brake assemblies and stainless steel braided lines were added out back.
Caged around the Brembo brakes are Racing Hart J5 wheels with a hyper black center, 19x8.5 inchers in the front and 19x10.5 inchers in the rear. Hankook Ventus Sport K104s grip the road, sizes 235/35/19 front and 235/30/19 rear.
Holding you steady while taking turns at break-neck speeds are Nissan 350Z front seats covered in onyx suede with custom red stitching and embroidery. Even backseat passengers are safe with Fever Racing harnesses. The rest of the interior is layered in two-tone carbon fiber.
The driver pilots this machine with a Momo steering wheel and Nismo shift knob on a Fever Racing short shifter. Finally, everyone rides with audio enjoyment from a JVC Digifine head unit, a Viper 5-channel amp and MB quart speakers.
While all of the modifications thus far are impressive, we must say that what first grabs your attention with this S13 is that it is convertible. Convertible 240s are a rare sight indeed. They were made in limited production from 1993 to 1994. Chicks also dig convertibles so that's additional bonus points.
Also competing for first-notice is the Silvia front-end conversion. It gives the car a depth its stateside-sisters don't have, a Chargespeed 50mm widebody Silvia aero kit with a vented hood was chosen. A Do-Luck carbon fiber wing handles downforce, while matching carbon fiber side mirrors and a GTR front grille give the ensemble coherence. A custom tonneau cover and custom stitching on the rag top complete the exterior modifications.
What was supposed to be a quick fix-it-and-sell-it vehicle turned into the unstoppable specimen you see here. Judges and fans alike agreed at Hot Import Nights in Miami (Dec., 2004) as it picked up 2nd in the JDM category. At HIN, Orlando this past April it placed 1st in the Nissan slot.
As a consequence, Z-Fever has certainly raised the bar when it comes to our expectations of our own Turbo Project 240SX. They've stepped up the game for what you can produce from the Silvia platform so now it is our turn to head into the garage and get wrenching.