Car Spotlight>> Vertex Design

Man, I'm jealous when looking at all the features my fellow contributors made, from the Formula D Long Beach event. After seeing all the pictures Mike, Linhbergh and Rod shot, I started thinking about some of the body-kits that were used on the driftcars. One of the coolest machines that competed had to be Calvin Wan's S15. It was sporting a full Vertex body-kit made by T&E, one of my favorite designs…. with this in mind, I thought it would be interesting to have a look through some of the Vertex body-kits.

First up is this Nissan S14,a with a really nice stance and a set of Volk GTS. Behind the wheels we have a set of Project Mu calipers and rotors. The only thing I don't like are the what we call the M3 style side mirrors. There was a time in Europe you couldn't have a modified car without these mirrors.

The Vertex Ridge kitted Soarer made famous by Ueno during the glory days of D1GP. The wheels are again made by Volk and are color coded to match the exterior color of the car. The complete bodykit consists of 7 parts including the carbon doors and bonnet.

The picture has been taken in front of Sui-Vax, the garage that is also a part of T&E and is responsible for tuning and maintaining the T&E stable of cars.

I think we all have to get used to the fact that Ueno won't be driving this car again because he has traded this on for the BMW Dino recently featured on Speedhunters.

This S14 has some cool touches like the roll cage; can anyone identify the make of it? I especially like the way it curves inside, you can spot it through the rear window.

The front bumper leaves enough space open for a massive intercooler…. But I do feel that the design doesn't really flow well with the round headlights; the body-kit suits the S14 a better IMO.

I was looking through my archive when I spotted this Chaser sporting a Vertex kit. I love the look of this car. Not too aggressive but nice and low with some classic looking Volk wheels.

Did you guys know that Nob's personal car had scissor doors? It's still one of my favorite S15's… maybe Dino can share some of his outstanding pictures he made a while ago of this car.

This is still one of my favorite 180SX's. I would like to see more of these cars competing in Formula D or any other drifting championship for that matter.

-Jeroen Willemsen




Comments are closed.


by Oldest
by Best by Newest by Oldest

that rollcage in the s14 looks like the 4 point roll cage used in fox body mustang hatch backs and coupes. the 4 point in my fox looks exactly like that


The 14 has a Do Luck Tension Gauge.

Pretty sure that's what they called it. Simple bolt in deal. Cool though.


They also make nice kits for the markX and JZS161.


ugly ass side mirrors ....yeah



I love that Chaser and 180sx

a few months ago I was searching for vertex kits too and found that 180sx. Its just wonderful.

Thanks for the cool post, man


Vertex makes awsome kits!! I had one on my JZX90.. Good Quality..


vertex lang brothers : Avante and Om1kron... woot!


Great post! NOB's Kouki S14 is tuning perfection! Beautiful car.


now all we need is a car spotlight for some of BN Sports' demo cars.


I love red S chassis. Please feature NOB's S15 =))))


I always held the Vertex Ridge 180SX as the best 180 widebody out there. It's done up as being sophisticated but aggressive. Makes me wish I didn't sell mine a while back, but soon enough. Vertex FTW.


hmmm more reason why I should buy a S15 yum yum nice car


I still think the Vertex S15 kit is the best around, just takes the nice clean lines from Nissan and improves it


That Vertex Ridge S14.


Actually the first one is vertex lang. I want it for my car so bad but these damn NYC roads, argh.


I have the vertex kit on my JZZ30. Also in red. Looks good!


Vertex is selling their JZX90 Demo Car for about 700,00JPY if i recall last month..


The S14a for me please. Can you guys make a wallpaper of the S14a??


More of the Chaser please it looks soo awesome, and also NOB's S15 that too looks awesome


T&E Vertex super fans here!

I luv Vertex kit on S15 matter Vertex, Vertex Ridge, Vertex Lang..

Carmake T&E Vertex is the best!


hey just letting anyone know I found a 1995 Vertex 240sx Kouki conversion

I am not the seller of it or even know the guy but its a great car and thought some poeple might like to see it