Satomi Nakawatase’s S14 is unlike any Silvia you have ever seen before. The car has evolved over the last couple of years from an interesting military themed project into something that words can literally not describe. The last time I saw it, Satomi had replaced the side glass with metal sheets and made a removable tank-like cover for the windscreen. What really makes this ichi-yon special however is that it’s driven and drifted on a regular basis, not just a bizarre creation to wow people at shows. To find out more hit play and watch this film put together by Luke Huxham…

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39 comments
JaimePina
JaimePina

this is not ricer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is just art. where are the neons lights?? the big bumpers and all the stereo that you can put inside the car??? thats ricer!!! this is just art.

Debacis
Debacis

The vehicle can be so crazy, love it. it is such as buildeng a dream 

tenpennyjimmy
tenpennyjimmy

Fuck me reading the comments on Speedhunters stresses me out so much, i think i'm gonna have a nervous breakdown. Theses issues are so important, the rights and wrongs of it all... one dude makes a great point on one side and i'm like, yea, that's it... then another dude makes an awesome point from the other side and i'm like, no, YOU'RE right, SPOT ON,and so it goes, until i'm all in a muddle and have to have another cup of coffee. THESE ARE JUST SUCH PIVOTAL ISSUES AND I CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND WHICH WAY TO GO OH MY FUCK!!!

carsonson
carsonson

lol, if this was built by an American tuner, everyone would say its rice as f*ck. the jdm status just immortalized this thing instantly.

JoeBlobs
JoeBlobs

when I look at a car, I see a canvas. a medium of creativity. this car may not drive around a track or even make it over a speed bump, but that doesn't mean its not a work of art. when you look at a car as art, it doesn't need to make sense or have a reason. the hours and days and weeks and months and years of blood, sweat and tears that go into someones project should never be overlooked, but instead, admired and appreciated. this is one of the wildest cars I've ever seen. a huge thank you to Speed Hunters for being unbiased, informative, and at the forefront of this industry and culture.

Aidan
Aidan

What a champ

EricSeanDelaney
EricSeanDelaney

The only question I have is, is it safe to have all those adaptors for the steering wheel? It seems like it might be sturdy enough to handle rough driving like drifting. I understand he probably used them for a better driving position, but it just seems like it might not be the best way.

 

Other than that, I love it. It's so different and unique, it's what makes the automotive culture going. 

CSAlltrac
CSAlltrac

I think it's awesome, I give him bug props for building what he wanted even though most reactions are WTF.

CSAlltrac
CSAlltrac

I think it's awesome, I give him bug props for building what he wanted even though most reactions are WTF.

TimJotPunkt
TimJotPunkt

That may sound like a stupid question to you guys but i've always wanted to know what this crossed out - japanese licenseplate means. You know, the red stripe across the numberplate. is that for a time-limited registration or something?

jern dough
jern dough

Only in Japan can you find a car with a quarter panel made out of U.S. license plates.

Organic
Organic

Good for him. We need more builders out there that are brave enough to express themselves, and less of the builders that are simply following trends. Great looking car, Satomi! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

hergaderpa
hergaderpa

The entire video I was thinking:  "oh, cool!  What does the other side look like?"  I never found out.  There's a tiny glimpse as the camera's panning at about 2:22.  There was more footage of a can of paint, and some random children than an entire side of the car.

Honto Ni
Honto Ni

After rendering the vehicle unsafe to drive, as the tops of the tires drag across the insides of the steel fenders, and the absurd camber setting prevents anything approaching adequate tread from ever making contact with the pavement, the next completely predictable modification is to make the windshield and side windows totally opaque, so that the driver can not see where he is going.

Another static model is born.

simon
simon

as much as i should hate this....I LOVE IT!

I dont know what it is, but as he explained it I liked it more and more

777
777

what happened to the nazi stuff on it?

ChrisGodfrey
ChrisGodfrey

Love it!

 

Build what YOU want to build, and this gut went and made something so badass!

 

BenjaminSaucier
BenjaminSaucier

Last time I saw the pictures of this car I asked and wondered what the mentality was behind it and I'm glad he simply said it. He wanted to build a robot car he can drive. The guy likes model planes and stuff, and that's perfectly fine. My uncle likes trains and puts just as much time and detail into his trainsets so I honestly get it. He has no aspirations to win a race or drift competition and that's ok with me. Instead of building model trains and taking them to hobby shows he built a life size model car and drives it around, takes it to car shows, and has a little bit of fun with it.


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