Ben's S15 is the result of a 5-year long love affair with his first. The car started life as an AUTECH S15 and has since seen numerous mods during its time, the most current being an optional full genuine NISMO S-TUNE AERO body kit reminiscent of the S15 involvement in the JGTCC (JAPAN GRAND TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP) GT300, now known as the Super GT.
Noboyuki Oyagi and Takayuki Aoki drove the #81 Advan Team Daishin Nissan Silvia S15 to take the Drivers championship in 2001.
Ben's S15 started life as an Autech pushing 200hp from its factory tuned Autech SR20DE. The Autechversion of the S15 was a JDM S15 Spec R car with a 10:1 high-compression 200HP SR20DE. This makes it neither a slouch nor mind-blowing fast perfect for coming to terms with racing on track. Mods like Buddyclub Racing Specs coilovers, adjustable suspension arms, front Evo Brembos brakes, and a set Regamaster with Hankook RS3 tyres increased S15's corner speed, stopping ability and saw Ben's PB lap times tumble.
In 2014 saw the purchase of a freshly built SR20DET from Mazworx and thus began the world's longest engine conversion,(LOL!) 12 months would pass before the new engine fired up. In 2015, he caught the boost bug and it had bitten quite deep after daily driving a loaned S15 making 250rwkw car for over 6 months. The newly acquired standard SR20DET, T28BB turbo, and standard boost wasn't going to cut it.
The T28 turbo quickly saw the flick and a GTX2867 found its new home, the Increased boost pressure saw a Plazaman intercooler installed, the OEM Nissan ECU got let go and a Haltech Platinum Pro 1000 got the gig for engine management. The helical stock R200 differential got the retirement stick after 15 years of service, and a Nismo 1.5 way took its place.
Thanks to the guys at Just Engine Management, Ben's S15 makes a comfortable 230rwkw. Earlier on this year, Ben attended a private track day, but the event got washed out and any chance of a PB was out of the question.
Ben along with Greaser will be heading down to Wakefield in late September to attend Trak-life's Private Track day to see if he can better his PB. We shall see then.