Nissan 240SX, who doesn’t know about this legendary car. The cool design of its era with the pop up light design made this car very popular in the automotive market at that time. But who would have thought this car was still favored by collectors and modifiers.
The 240SX is a sports car introduced to the North American market by Nissan in 1988 for the following model year. This car replaces the outgoing 200SX (S12) model. Most of the 240SXs were equipped with a 2.4 liter inline 4 engine (KA24E from 1989-1990 and KA24DE from 1991-1999). The KA24E has a single overhead cam and the KA24DE has a dual overhead cam. Two different generations of the 240SX, S13 (1989-1994) S14 (1995-1999) were produced based on the Nissan S platform.
The 240SX is closely related to other S platform based vehicles, such as the Japanese market Silvia and the 180SX, and the European market 200SX. Despite their similar names, 240SX is not associated with 240Z or 280ZX.
Although long in production, it is still popular in drifting and with tuners. However, due to the popularity of the S-chassis in drifting competitions, prices for vehicles and parts have skyrocketed, this is sometimes known as a “drift tax”. The Nissan 240SX was featured in a variety of video games including Midnight Club and Forza Motorsport.
The first generation of the 240SX can be divided into two distinct versions, both of which have the sporting advantages of standard rear-wheel drive. Each of these variants comes in two different body styles: the hatchback, which is offered on the base and SE trim, the LE trim, and the coupe, which is offered in the base, XE, LE and SE. The two styles share the same front bodywork as the Japanese market Nissan 180SX, featuring a sloping front with pop-up lights. This bodywork distinguishes the coupe model from the Japanese market model, Silvia, which features a fixed headlight.
The two styles in all markets share the same chassis, and with a few exceptions, most of the components and features are identical. The 240SX is a popular car in drifting because of its short wheelbase, low cost, ample power, light weight, well-balanced chassis and plenty of aftermarket support.
Well, because this Nissan 240SX is very popular until now. Many streams of modification are compatible with this 240SX car, from the standard mods to the extreme ones. Now there are extreme modifications that make this car turn 180 degrees from the standard.
This modification makes this Nissan 240SX a Muscle Car, now what are the changes applied to this Nissan 240SX. What is clear is that the striking changes that have been made are the changes to the body kit, this Nissan 240SX uses a wide body kit from Rocket Bunny which clearly looks like a muscular build like the original American Muscle Car.
Well, apart from the body kit there is also something even more extreme by changing or swapping the V8 engine from Dodge or Ford into this Nissan Silvia car. Although there are many changes to make this car perfect, it is not a big obstacle for a reliable modifier.
What’s more interesting is, the chassis of this car is strong and resistant to the amount of power from the V8 engine installed and becomes the engine and this chassis really supports this car drifting, so that many people no longer hesitate to swap this car engine into a JDM-style Muscle Car. Now this modification was originally from Japanese guys, and is now being imitated around the world.
This extreme modification reaps the pros and cons, many JDM lovers say this modification tarnished the name JDM and came out of JDM’s own patent. However, this argument has been refuted by automotive enthusiasts around the world, who explain that modifications do not have to follow patents and we are all free to modify our cars according to our wishes and our respective budgets, even if you want to swap jet engines, it doesn’t matter, after all, it’s your car.
This Muscle Car-style modification seems rare and almost non-existent in Indonesia itself, because this car is very rare and the average owner of this car swaps their engine with a 2JZ Toyota Supra engine and makes this Nissan 240SX their Daily Drift Car. In addition, there are very few Muscle Car lovers found in Indonesia, if anything, they are more receptive to buying a Dodge or Ford instead of making the hassle of modifying a Japanese car into a muscle car.
Well, if you often monitor the Motomobi TV channel, surely you will often encounter modifications to the Swap Engine V8. Om Mobi himself is known for his Swap Engines and Turbos, if you know Om Mobi has swapped Xenia engines with V8 engines so that the Xenia car sounds like the Dodge Challenger sound.
Do you think it’s better to modify our car to become Muscle Car or Street Racing? Leave the comments below.