FEATURE: Easter Bunnies

Posted by Damien O'Connor on 1st April.

We have been sitting on this feature now for some time, and given that drift season is swiftly approaching and some of the public have had a chance to appreciate the engineering and dedication that has been put into these motors, that along with it being Easter, could there be a better time to feature a pair of mean bunnies?

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On the right sits Wesley Keating’s 2013 competition chassis, to be competing in the MAXXIS British Drift Championship, whilst on the left is the coupe’s topless sister – keep your minds out of the gutter folks!

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We get low down early on, its hard to get across really how wide this beast is, the rear wheels are a whopping 12J if that helps put things in perspective.

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When deciding to undertake the mammoth task of completing his new drift car for 2013, Wesley Keating, team boss at WKD, also decided he would overhaul a mint s13 convertible he had in his collection which was gathering dust in his garage.

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R33 GTR seats get the “Bride” treatment along with the rest of the interior, the finishing detail on both of these cars is next to none, it’s really refreshing in a new era where budgets have lead to a surge of boo wagon modified diesels gracing our streets.

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Reverse shots from each car, at this point I’m struggling to actually find some kind of angle where these cars don’t just smell of success.

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Back to business then, no worries of Wesley infringing any five minute rules during competition with this set up – centrelock wheels for swift changes.

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And no missing gears either it seems!

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The Rocket Bunny spoiler really is one of the biggest contributing factors of the success of the look on these Nissan S bodies.

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As I was saying earlier, the attention to detail thing gets a little obsessive, almost as if a VAG enthusiast built a drift car if you like.

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On the competition car boost is taken care of thanks to a Garrett GT3076.

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If it was actually possible, the car looks even better when it’s moving.

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As we reach the end of the day the cars get ready for loading well before schedule unfortunately thanks to a Security Guard who somehow thought he was Robocop, the life of a photographer eh.

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We leave you with this shot, I hope we portrayed to you guys at least some effect if any of how epic these cars are.

Below is as how the owner describes a “Quick Spec”.

ENGINE

TDP SR217’DET

HKS Cams

TDP Heavy wall liners 89mm Bore

Wossner / TDP Pisons

Wossner H-Beam Connecting Rods

Cosworth Head Gasket

TDP CNC Ported and CNC Combustion Chambered RE-Profiled

TDP Valve Train

TDP Remote VVL Valve Block

Ikea Formula Inlet Manifold with ITB’s

Seimens 950cc Injectors

Full-Race T4 twin wastegates manifold

Twin Tial MVS 38mm Wastegates

Garret GT3076

Japspeed 100mm Intercooler and 100mm Rad

Setrab Oil cooler kit with filter relocater.

TRANSMISSION

Maktrak Seq 6 Speed In Line Box

TDP Lost Motion Gear Leaver System

TDP Full Closed loop paddle shift system.

ORC Twin Plate Clutch

TDP Custom Bell housing and box mounting kit

SUSPENSION & CHASSIS

TDP S-Body Type 3.1 Suspension / Lock Kit Front.

BC Racing Coil-overs

TDP Full Rear Arm Kit

GTR Rear Hubs, Shafts, Differential.

Roco Engineering Roll cage

TDP Fabricated Tunnel, Tubs, Fuel System,Seam welded.

FUEL SYSTEM & ELECTRONICS

OBP 6 Gallon Tank

OBP 2 Liter Swirl Pot

Bosch 090 Lift Pump

Bosch 044 High Pressure Pump

Sytec Pressure Regulator

MoTeC M400 All Options

Sequential Injection, Boost Control, Over Run Boost, Traction Control, Launch Control, Gear Box Control,Flat Shift, Clutch-less Gear Change Up and Down

MoTeC SDL All Options

Full engine sensor deisplay, Full Dataloggin.

MoTeC SLM

BRAKING

OBP Peddle Box

OBP Verticle Hydraulic Handbrake

XYZ 6 Pot Front Callipers with 360mm x 32 Rotors

XYZ 4 Pot Front Callipers with 300mm x 32 Rotors

INTERIOR – EXTERIOR

Sparco FIA seats Rota GTR-D 18×12 Rear 18×9.5 Front

Sparco Steering Rocket Bunny Kit on 50mm rear quarters

XYZ 4″ 6 point Harnesses. Gandor Mirrors

Flocked Dash Carbon Bonnet

Written by Damien O’Connor

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  • God damn, I would call these the greatest pair of S13s I’ve ever seen…. IF they didn’t both have the ‘WKD Imports’ logo on the side. The logo looks like it’s from the 80s, it’s been frustrating me for years now πŸ˜›

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