FEATURE: Steve’s Rocket Bunny PS13

4th January, 2017 in Features

yellow silvia ps13 rocket bunny

Let us serve you up a prime slice of Japanese drift car nostalgia; Steve’s Rocket Bunny PS13!

I spotted this car while (habitually) browsing Driftwork’s For Sale Forum, the early 2000’s JDM styling, Rocket Bunny aero kit, bright paintwork and vintage decals looked so cool I wanted to share it with you with you guys. I contacted the owner and arranged permission to do just that, so – thanks Steve – let’s dive right in.

jdm yellow silvia ps13 decals

Starting from the outside of the car you can’t fail to notice the bright yellow paintwork. Nissan produced the Silvia range in a variety of cool colours but the eye catching yellow of Steve’s car is really something else. The Rocket Bunny kit looks well fitted and in my opinion enhances the lines of the car.

yellow silvia ps13 wide arches

The car features wide front wings while the rears have been pulled.

rocket bunny tail

Moving around to the rear of the car you will notice the Rocket Bunny ‘Ducktail’ rear spoiler fixed to the boot lid. It is an aggressive spoiler and it sets off the back of the car nicely. Aftermarket crystal rear lenses update the tired originals.

ssr mesh 4 stud

The car wears a square set of 16″ diameter SSR Mesh in 8j width and ET +13 all-round. It is rare to see 16″ rims being used on a Silvia in 2016 and looking at how well this car sits I wonder if we have it wrong a bit wrong? The 16″ wheel diameter flatters the overall period correct look of the car. The red wheel centers also look terrific accented against the yellow bodywork.

ps13 rocket bunny tail

This is clearly a car that has been driven hard as you will notice some battle scars on the door and rear quarter panel.

yellow silvia ps13 bonnet

At the front of the car you will notice the vented bonnet / hood with race releases catches installed.

yellow silvia ps13 intercooler

Moving onto the oily bits Steve’s PS13 has been equipped with a catalogue of high end Japanese performance parts from brands such as BLITZ, HKS and Rocket Bunny. An S15 T28R turbo, HKS intake and HKS intercooler provide better intake performance while a stainless steel tubular manifold and 3″ turbo back exhaust system improve the hot side. With the standard AFM still in place it’s probably just under the 300bhp flywheel figure. If you are interested in tuning the SR20DET, you may want to check out our SR20 tuning guide.

This is a properly setup drift car so you can expect a compliment of adjustable chassis and suspension components. Steve’s PS13 does not disappoint with adjustable arms all around, LCA’s, coilovers and a 2-way differential all ensuring that initiating and holding a drift should not be an issue.

yellow silvia ps13 cockpit

Opening the door and looking inside the car reveals more high end components. The aftermarket bucket seat matches the yellow of the exterior and provides the stability the driver will need whilst piloting this machine around the track.

yellow silvia ps13 gauges

A brace of HKS performance gauges are installed into the dashboard.

yellow silvia ps13 bucket seat

A 21 point dash dodger roll cage has been installed to enhance chassis rigidity and driver safety.

jdm steering wheel

The standard ugly steering wheel has been replaced by this aftermarket wheel and steering boss.

yellow silvia ps13 boost gauge

A BLITZ boost gauge is positioned right in front of the dash.

silvia ps13 sunroof

This particular Silvia has been specified with some rare additions, firstly an electric sunroof.

silvia ps13 hud screen

And secondly an oh-so-cool Nissan OEM heads up display system.

silvia ps13 hud device

This is a great example of a drift ready Silvia that has been plucked right off the streets of Japan. Great spec, packed with premium parts and ready to drive hard. We love it.

This car is currently available for sale in the United Kingdom. You can contact Steve here.

Nissan Silvia PS13 full specification

  • 1993 Nissan Silvia PS13, very clean underneath
  • Log book present
  • Road registered with number plates fitted etc
  • 1yr MOT
  • 6 Months tax

Body

  • Genuine Rocket Bunny Kit
  • Early Origin front wings
  • Crystal repeaters
  • SSR Mesh 16×8 et13
  • Brick headlights (the mintest set with all clips intact).
  • D-MAX / crystal rear lights
  • Properly flared rear arches that someone has spent a lot of time on.
  • Electric Sunroof (works perfectly).
  • Rare HUD Windscreen
  • Origin FRP bonnet (vented)
  • HID headlights (two sets, one for dipped and one for main)
  • Bolt on spacers front and rear

Interior

  • Front and rear Cusco Strut braces
  • Rare HUD dash unit (clocks arent correct for this to work unfortunately)
  • Greddy Profec B boost controller
  • HKS Turbo timer
  • Blitz Boost Gauge
  • HKS Gauges (Oil pressure, Water temp and oil temp)
  • Cusco safety 21 cage (dash dodger)
  • MOMO/Dandy steering wheel
  • SUPER JDM RED/BLACK CHEQUERED FLOOR MATS
  • Climate control (Aircon still installed, could do with a regas)
  • SUPER JDM PANASONIC TOLL CARD READER (talks mad japanese on first start up and more if you press buttons/put a card in)
  • Drift handbrake button
  • Yellow bucket seat
  • Aftermarket front and rear speakers
  • Weighted gear shifter

Engine

  • Good condition SR20DET
  • T28R from S15 (14411-91F00)
  • HKS FMIC
  • GREDDY/TRUST Oil cooler kit
  • Lightweight pulleys (blue)
  • S14 radiator set up (may be aftermarket)
  • Aircon
  • NISMO fuel pressure regulator
  • NISMO oil cap (the heaviest coolest thing ever)
  • HKS Mushroom Filter
  • HKS Hard Pipe
  • Engine Damper
  • Fancy tubular manifold
  • Heatshield
  • Exhaust elbow
  • 3″ exhaust system, sounds spot on, not horribly loud and shouty
  • Aftermarket clutch

Chassis

  • Solid steering bush
  • Cusco tension rods
  • Uprated front ARB
  • NISMO front LCA
  • Gear racing front coilovers
  • TEIN trackrods
  • TEIN track rod ends
  • Subframe locking collars
  • NISMO rear LCA’s
  • TEIN rear coilovers
  • CUSCO rear camber arms
  • CUSCO rear toe arms
  • Uprated rear ARB
  • R33 diff and shafts
  • 2-Way diff (unsure on brand, 4.1 ratio)

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Photos: ASR Photography

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