When it comes to drift cars in Australia, this 180sx is quite simply a model of perfection. I had the pleasure of catching up with the owner, Glenny, recently.
The car itself is very basic, but it has all bases covered. The ride height is low, the offset is wide, the car is an all round performer.
The interior is as simple as it needs to be; a used and abused Bride, an aftermarket steering wheel and a key to start the car.
Before you start making any wild allegations about the motor choice, you will be happy to know that there are no Ca18’s here.
There are fine bits of detail all over the car that make it what it is, but the biggest thing that stands out (and i mean that literally) has to be the 17″ x 9.5″ Koya Drift Teks with a +18 offset.
Normally Drift Teks are a boring, unfulfilling wheel choice. Not for glens car though. He has picked the perfect wheel size and then made the body work and the ride height match it. Not the other way around.
All of this comes together to give the car the perfect stance. From front on you can just see the wheels poke out from the tiniest combination of castor, camber and toe out settings.
If more S13’s followed these rules of ride height & offset i think it might, just might be enough to bring the world together in a peaceful unison.
Wars would be over, people would stop fighting, and best of all there would be no more abortions that some people like to call drift cars getting around.
BUT, we all know that won’t be happening anytime soon, for now why don’t you join me and look upon this inspiration on wheels. It really is a perfect example of a clean drift car that still keeps an aggressive stance.
And of course has the performance to match the looks.
There are some amazing drift tracks around these days. You would almost think this car was street drifting. Which, of course, is illegal.
Truly this car is an inspiration to all other s13 owners. What more could you want from a drift car!
For anyone that wants to build a car that looks this good just follow these simple steps.
1. Buy wide rims with good offset.
2. Lower the car as much as possible.
3. Make it fit.
It’s just that simple.
Until then though, you’ll just have to make do with staring at this model of perfection that is Glenny’s 180sx.
- Grant Scott