Wide body Nissan 200SX S13
Last year most of my posts were about Ladas. But my passion goes way beyond one car make. So this year we will have more attention on my design ideas about other cars. And we begin with the most popular car in the drift world – Nissan 200sx S13.
This car has such a vast variety of body parts around the world that it’s getting harder to create something unique and new. But I had few ideas that I wanted to try. And I think that went pretty well, at least I am happy with the result. So I give to your judgment my 200sx s13 design.
I chose the pre-facelift s13, because it was a better starting point for my design. The idea for fenders came from old rally cars like Audi Quattro and Lancia Delta integrale. My idea is to have the same edge on the fender but not in the straight line like on Audi or Lancia. On Nissan these lines would be bent and connected to the bumpers to give it sleeker lines. The middle sections of both bumpers are almost unchanged, just made them less sticking out of the car. The side skirts go sleek with lines of the whole body with new fenders without sticking out too much too. In front of the rear fenders there are two holes designed for rear brakes cooling.
I didn’t want to make a lot holes on the front bumper, to keep that streamlined feel of the design. There is only one major hole for the engine cooling with two small separations on the sides for the brake cooling if needed. Two small original holes on top of the bumpers were connected and reshaped to the shape that looks similar to one on the R35 GT-R. On the lower sides there are lines looking like ovals. Now for my lack of English language knowledge I don’t know how to call them correctly, so I will call them ditches. The idea for these ditches is that the air can go through them smoother. Front bumper is finished with lip spoiler.
The top view gives better feel and understanding on the lines and dimensions of the design. Now some of my friends, that have seen my design on paper, thought that the fenders are too wide. So have done some calculations to see if that was an optical illusion or were they really that wide even by my standards. There result was that the whole car would be wider by 228mm compared to the stock S13. That makes my fenders wider by 114mm each. Even if that would be too wide in the real wold, it can be changed depending on the circumstances. From the top there is a good view on the bonnet as well. There are two ridges through the whole length of the bonnet and two air vents on the sides near the windshield. The bonnet should transform the whole feel of the front of the car quite a lot.
The bottom of the rear bumper is the same width as the stock bumper making the rear of the car look less massive. There is a hole in the middle for better air flow and a diffuser for better down force. You can see two air vents behind the rear wheels too. I wasn’t quite sure about the rear wing so the car hasn’t got one at the moment.
I hope you have enjoyed my work on the Nissan. Comments are welcome. If anybody is interested in developing any of my designs, please contact me, I would be more than welcome to cooperate.
See you next time.