Thursday, April 30, 2009

CAR FEATURE >> SHANE LYNCH JAPSPEED STOBART MAXXIS S15

The colours you see are more commonly found on a Ford WRC car, or on one of many of Eddie Stobarts haulage trucks. But for 2009, Japspeed, Stobart and Maxxis Tyres have come together to prepare this Silvia S15. The car is driven by Irishman Shane Lynch and will compete in the British Drifting Championship and the Prodrift Super Series. However, what is amazing is that not only have Japspeed prepared this car ...

... But they have prepared it's identical twin which will be piloted by another Japspeed driver, Danny Eyles.

Some of you may remember the horrific crash the two old Japspeed R33 Skylines had at Silverstone last year. Well those R33's have been offered up to compliment both these S15's. I'll go into that a little bit later on ...

The car's are clad in a Vertex body kit, painted white inside and out with a carbon bootlid and bonnet. They are differentiated by their graphics, Shane's car is in the Japspeed/Stobart colours, whilst Danny's is in the full Japspeed colours.

The wheels are Rota Torques, with D2 brakes behind them providing the stopping power, 8 piston calipers on the front and 6 piston units on the rear.

The car sits slightly higher than would be aesthetically better, but this is a competition car and excessive lowering will have a detrimental effect on the vehicles handling. The car uses Skyline front and rear subframes, with a Skyline steering rack, Kaaz differential, Japspeed coilovers and adjustable arms with Driftworks front and rear lower arms.

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