Encounter: Naturally Aspirated S15 – Fuji

About halfway through our meeting, while I was across the lot taking some individual photos, I had heard an incredibly loud, distinct sound coming from off in the distance.  As it grew closer, I got up and turned around to see a white S15 absolutely screaming down Fuji’s access road.  I instantly knew it was a naturally aspirated SR because, well, there is really only one sound like that; it’s that perfect combination of awesome and obnoxious.

Turns out he was a friend of Ame-san and those in the Garage Mak circle.  When he stopped by our group I was able to take a closer look at the car and snap some photos.

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The straight piped exhaust jutting out the rear of the car made for some incredibly loud exhaust tones; the ear piercing kind.  The owner had been over on the drift course side of the track testing out the motor.

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16″ Volk TE37’s wrapped in Direzza ZII’s up front gave the S15 a more mild look than what we had been accustomed to looking at all morning.

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The ITB fed SR pumps out a healthy 204 horsepower; about the equivalent, or a little more to it’s OE, turbo counterpart.  Except with this configuration, the driver gets amazing throttle response.  He stated it was, ‘very fun’ to drive.

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I’d be inclined to agree with him on that.  Looks like a blast!