Ever wanted to know how an RB26 S15 Nissan Silvia Monalisa replica is built? Here you go...
The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift was the black sheep of the herd in the Fast franchise but cleverly found its place in the 9-film storyline. What made Tokyo Drift rather special and unique was the fact that it was focused on drifting and featured some cars that soon after became some of the most iconic movie cars of all time.
Early on in the movie, after the main character moved to Japan, he was given the opportunity to prove himself at driving by getting a drive in an RB26 swapped Nissan S15 Silvia that was nicknamed "The Monalisa".
The original movie car was a 2001 Nissan S15 Silvia 2-door coupe sports car that had been swapped out with a Turbocharged RB26 Skyline GT-R straight-six with Earl's Performance steel braided line and anodized fittings. It has a GT rear wing, a C-West body kit and Ganador side mirrors. Other mods included Fuel safe Racing Cells fuel cell, a Recaro seat, Takata seat belts, Sparco steering wheel, Auto Meter gauges, a custom aluminium instrument cluster, a custom fabricated roll bar, door panels, rear firewall, an e-brake handle and a blue NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems) bottle.
The wheels were Volk Racing grey GT-7 number 0355 and 19x8.5 inch in the front, and 19x9.5 inch in the rear.
The colour scheme is what made this car so recognisable with the base paint being House of Kolor blue with an orange body wrap decal.
Making a replica of this car is by no means an easy challenge when you have to source all these parts that for the most part are not even in production anymore. But the guys over at Garasi Drift managed to pull it off with their incredible S15 Silvia Monalisa project!
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Garasi Drift on Building A Tokyo Drift Monalisa RB26 Silvia S15 In 23 Minutes...
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