1989 Nissan Laurel (C33) & Roughneck & 153 « Performance Car

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Nissan Laurel

1989 Nissan Laurel #8211; Roughneck #8211; 153

21st, 2010 by NZPC

Stu C33 Nissan Laurel inches the riverbed. Rock by rock it its way along the expanse, zigzagging obstacles, accompanied by the unnerving of stainless steel on stone. The is everything a four-door Japanese car be: long, low and loud.

Besides the magic Ls, this Laurel is fairly rough around the and for this, Stu makes no apologies.

no show car, and it was never to be,” he gladly admits. C33 is the salty old bar-room brawler of the Island import scene, the bent-nosed gorilla sitting in the booth, swigging his beer a dark cloud. And like the bar ape, this ’89 is not something to be shrugged off or dismissed it a punch few can match.

Three years ago, Stu was all Mazda GT-Xs. He had owned 10 of One day, a chance encounter saw him the beat-down automatic, diesel-powered to use as a late-night, too-many-beers paddock destined for his large farm just outside of Christchurch. the Nissan was destined for …, it quite made it to the scrap out back.

Stu, during of his chance encounters, stumbled an R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R cut, and decided on impulse to it up.

An experienced spanner spinner, Stu got straight into the conversion, help from a few mates, notably talented engineer Ben of PPR Engineering, who would end up doing of the fabrication. Within a few weeks the was running, this time 98RON fuel coursing its veins, rather than “We threw it on the dyno to it, and the car made 414hp at the wheels,” Stu sounding rather surprised. couldn’t believe how easy it was to get sort of power compared to the and Mitsubishi engines I had been with previously. Until point I had only really for the car to be a total street sleeper. I saw the dyno sheet, however, I resist and went on a bit of a power

Three years later and Stu is on the hunt, but the car has evolved from a piece of junk to a low-slung, high-powered monster.

Now packing a built motor, a huge GT42RS turbocharger and all the mods to it, the car peaks at 1001hp at the rear and has come tantalizingly close to magic nine-second pass, a 10.08 @ 242kph. Although he potentially run a high nine his current setup, there’s a new already in the pipeline. Let’s say this Nissan will be one to watch over the summer racing season!

Personally, I actually care how quickly Laurel can make it down the Sure, low numbers are great, but car appeals with its pure It’s angry.

It’s tough. It’s And it’s nowhere near But import life just all about perfect panel show-winning paint and completely interiors.

There is nothing than seeing a ride is clearly loved and enjoyed but not a machine that has a clear yet possesses real personality. nose, broken knuckles and

1989 NISSAN LAUREL #8211; Specifications

Engine: RB26DET 2.6-litre DOHC 24V Wiseco forged pistons, rods, ARP studs, custom cams, oversized titanium adjustable cam gears, GReddy plenum, KN air filter, Garrett turbo, GReddy blow-off 50mm external wastegate, PPR headers, 700x300x100 intercooler, 2x SX pumps, SX adjustable fuel regulator, PPR surge tank, XRP braided fuel hose, twin-entry fuel rail, injectors, custom PPR exhaust 600x350x60 radiator, 16-inch RES Performance dry sump, Peterson oil pump, Japrace oil cooler, G4 Extreme engine management 2x Link igniter units, MAP sensor

Driveline: Nissan Z33 5-speed OS Giken gear set, steel flywheel, Quartermaster clutch, GT-R diff, axles, custom 1-piece

Nissan Laurel

Suspension/Brakes: K Sport adjustable shocks/springs, GReddy strut GReddy front sway D2 8-pot front callipers, D2 rear callipers, D2 330mm rotors

Wheels/Tyres: Front DTM 17#215;9-inch GT Radial tyres, Rear DTM alloys, 28#215;11.5#215;16-inch Mickey ET Street drag tyres

Workshop X front bumper, X sideskirts, custom paint, windows

Interior: R32 GT-R seat, Sylvester harness, Meter boost oil pressure boost controller, 8-point chromoly roll cage

Dyno Power 1001hp @ wheels (35psi boost), 10.08 @ 242kph (750hp

Stu Rogers #8211; Driver

Location: Christchurch

Occupation: shop owner

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