Feature: Nakamura’s S13

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I like Team Burst.  You probably like them too.  I’d even venture to say that out of all the organized drift ‘teams’ in Japan, that Team Burst is the most recognized.  This is largely due in part to Naoki Nakamura’s drift skill and media attention; whether it’s wanted or not.  I’m sure that you’ve heard by now all the recent news that has surrounded Naoki, but if you haven’t click here, and then here.  With that in mind, I thought it would be cool to do a little spotlight on the cars he drives in regularly, and for D1SL.  I shot these on the last day of TAS, and you can see that the D1 banners have been removed already.  Click past the break for the gallery.

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This car has been around for quite awhile, and the decals may have changed, but that pink paint is still as iconic as ever.

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The combination of the D-Max aero kit and those stacked canards gives the front end a pretty aggressive look.

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The Luminous Yellow 57D’s are just as wild as the sparkle pink paint.  It’s definitely easy to pick this car about out of a bunch.

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Nothin’ much to say here

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The more you look at this up close, the more you realize it’s sort of an ‘anything goes’ type of build.

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The car is not a mere tool!  My thoughts exactly.  If you drove around with this many stickers on your windows in California, you’d probably get arrested.  Check out the diamond plate trunk panel.

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The interior is just as crazy as the outside.  I love that he rocks a dash mat; how cool is that?

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You can see the S15 next to it – the car that he took his first D1SL championship in.  I got a few shots of it as well that I’ll post up later.  If you’ve never seen Nakamura in action, you’re missing out.  There are videos posted up all over the net so check it out.  I’ll scrounge around for a few to post too.  Enjoy.

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