Sometimes a car just gets everything right. Curt Whittaker’s R34 Skyline drift car is one of those cars.
Although i had been following the build of Curt’s Custom wide-body Nissan Skyline R34 Drift Car for a year, it wasn’t until I saw the recently finished car that I fell head over heels for it.
Custom made wide-body guards tightly hug a set of aggressive Work rims, flush enough that I could barely fit a credit card in the gap, let alone a finger. The body was a glimmering mass of knotted muscle, its lower extremities mere millimeters from the concrete below.
A close look at the Custom Nissan Skyline R34 reveals exactly what he means. Everything has been done once and done right. The entire car has been seam welded for rigidity; every part fits as it should; and that motor, well, it is simply sublime.
For a long time, I was set on an RB26DET (Skyline GT-R motor) for the build,” Curt says of his engine choice, “but the more I looked into it and the more I talked to people, the more the Toyota 2JZ-GTE from a Supra seemed like the way to go with the Skyline Build.
The Nissan Skyline is capable of huge power without touching the engine’s internals, it’s super-reliable and it fits into the engine bay with plenty of room. In saying that, the 2JZ’s exhaust and intakes are on the opposite side to the RB motor’s, so the exhaust system took a bit of work.
A lot of work also went into the fabrication of his Custom wide-body Nissan Skyline R34 Drift Car. “Colin at Rolling Addiction Automotive Fabrication did most of the fab work on the car,” says Curt. “It is awesome quality.” It sure is.
With a car of this caliber, and fantastic support from the businesses and crew that stand behind him, Curt will likely be heading straight for a podium or two in the forthcoming D1 season. It’ll be nothing less than one of our favorite cars deserves.
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