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					                                                          270KW AT THE WHEELS

                    FLAME    ARS ARE
                                       EA SILY FOR O ON BEING
                    SOME C RTAL 200SX WIL , LONG TIME

                    – THE IM RED FOR A LOY BY JIM SKOURAS
                     REMEMBLIAS VELIS PHOTOG
                                             R APH
                         N BY E

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                                                                                                                                                                        LIKE THE VA
                                                                                                                                                                        RISES FROM MPIRE THAT
                                         L                                                                                                                                         T
                                                                                                                                                                        NIGHT AND S HE GRAVE AT
                                                   ike the vampire that rises
                                                   from the grave at night and

                                                                                                                                                                       FROM LIVINGUCKS THE BLOOD
                                                   sucks the blood from living
                                                   prey, Bruce Lau built his
                                         undying 200SX “to feed my hunger”.
                                                                                                                                                                       BUILT HIS UN PREY, BRUCE LAU
                                                                                                                                                                       FEED MY HU DYING 200SX “TO
                                         He was uncontrollably drawn to the
                                         lusty S15 because of its turbocharged
                                         performance and good looks.
                                            Bruce is the head of Car Toys – located
                                         in Hindmarsh, South Oz – “a one-stop
                                         auto shop” having developed a reputation
                                         for importing, retailing and installing
                                         high-end automotive accessories sourced
   The six-pot GReddy clamps have more   from all over the world.
   chomp than a famished vampire
                                            As an example of Car Toys’s quality
                                         stock and workmanship, IMORTAL has
                                         been fitted with a gaggle of GReddy
                                         gear, endowing it with a dyno-proven
                                         270kW at the rear wheels and giving it
                                         superhuman strength.
                                            At the time of writing, a Zex nitrous
                                         bottle with rapid-fire purge kit, remote
                                         bottle opener and heater was being
                                         fitted to the 200SX.
                                            No stake can be driven through the
                                         S15’s heart; the SR20DET is an engine
                                         that will live for eternity. IMORTAL is
                                         powered by the plug ’n’ play A’PEXi          Car Toys removed the S15’s torturous rear bench
                                         Power FC and pumps internal GReddy           and set up shop for the DLS Nobelium 15in subs

                                                                                                                            Trimmed in custom leather and chrome,
                                                                                                                            the door skins are fitted with DLS
                                                                                                                            Nobelium 6.2 and 5.2 two-way splits, the
                                                                                                                            systems combining to make an active
                                                                                                                            three-way split

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                             L HAS BGAGGLE                                 ALL YOU ARE!
                                                                   GREDDY WHENORIGINAL
                     IMORTA ITH A
                     FITTED WDY GEAR, A
                      OF GRWING IT WITH AT                            gear like forged pistons and conrods,

                      ENDO-PROVEN 270KWD
                                                                      EASY intake and exhaust cams, valve
                                                                      springs and rocker arm stopper. The

                      DYNOEAR WHEELS ANAN                             latter helps prevent the factory rocker

                      THE R G IT SUPERHUM
                                                                      arm from dislodging at high revs and
                                                                      bending valves, a worthwhile insurance

                       GIVIN GTH
                                                                      on a well-modified SR.
                                                                          Bolted to a GReddy Airinx intake, Bruce

                       STREN                                          and the boys at Car Toys set the T67 turbo
                                                                      and Type C 47mm external wastegate to
                                                                      1.2bar, still giving good driveability, with
                                                                      slightly more lag than the stock set-up,
                                                                      but outrageous top-end power.
                                                                          Like fangs poised to sink into the flesh
                                                                      of an unsuspecting maiden, the S15’s
                                                                      front air dam is filled with the tubes and
                                                                      fins of the GReddy Spec R intercooler.
                                                                      The kit is labelled HG for “High Grade”,
                                                                      exhibiting top-quality piping and end
                                                                      tanks that have been hand-polished to a
                                                                      mirror finish.
                                                                          PULP courses through IMORTAL’s veins,
                                                                      impelled by a Bosch BP44 fuel pump. A
                                                                      quartet of Sard 850cc fuel injectors are
                                                                      fitted to the GReddy intake manifold,
                                                                      where an SR20DE throttle body is used,
                Why do vampires drink blood?

                Because coffee keeps them awake all day!              as it’s 10mm larger in diameter than its
                What type of coffee do vampires drink?                50mm turbocharged counterpart.

                                                                          Maximum spark is supplied to the
                Why did the vampire give his girlfriend a
                blood test?                                           GReddy platinum plugs by a Splitfire
                To see if she was his type!                           Super Direct Ignition System, which
                What is it like to be kissed by a vampire?            replaces the OEM coil pack and
                It’s a pain in the neck!
                What type of dog does every vampire have?
                                                                      ignition wires with a direct ignition
                A Bloodhound!                                         coil-on-plug system.
                Where do vampires keep their money?                       Bruce had the S15 fitted with a GReddy
                The blood bank!
                                                                      polished exhaust manifold, plus Power
                What is a vampire’s least favourite food?
                Steak!                                                Extreme II 3in stainless steel exhaust with
                What happened when the two vampires met?              3in front pipe and dump pipe.
                It was love at first bite!                                 Ensuring the vehicle does not go up in
                What kind of ship does Dracula sail?
                A blood vessel!                                       flames is a GReddy aluminium radiator
                What’s a vampire’s favourite drink?                   with an Air Diversion plate redirecting
                A bloody Mary!                                        air through the core, providing more
                                                                      effective cooling at high speeds.
                                                                          The Nissan can reach quite a velocity
                                                                      thanks to the standard six-speed manual
                                                                      gearbox. In this instance, its operation
                                                                      has been aided with the inclusion of an
                                                                      OS Giken lightened flywheel and twin-
                                                                      plate clutch.
                                                                          With more bite than Count Dracula,
                                                                      the pointy end has been significantly
                                                                      upgraded with a complete GReddy six-
                                                                      piston brake kit; the rear copped RDA
                                                                      rotors and Endless pads.

                                                             Buddy Club bucket sea
                                                             in Bruce’s very own    ts are like thrones
                                                                                 Transylvanian castle

          Nissan’s SR20DET – the engine
          that will live forever

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                                                                                                              UNLIKE THE FANGED
                                                                                                              OF THE NIGHT, IMORTAENDS
                                                                                                              NOT EXHIBIT AN AVER L DOES
                                                                                                             THE SUN’S RAYS – IT WSION TO
                                                                                                             TRAGEDY OF EPIC PR OULD BE A
                                                                                                             IF THIS BEAST NEVER OPORTIONS
                                                                                                             LIGHT OF DAY        SAW THE

                      Increasing rigidity between
                   IMORTAL’s front strut towers is a triple-
                   tube alloy brace. It’s a GReddy item, as
                   are the Type S coil-overs.
                      The suspension can be adjusted via
                   an electronic controller from within           The door skins are fitted with DLS
                   the cabin, which has been custom-           Nobelium 6.2 and 5.2 two-way splits,
                   trimmed using chrome and leather            the systems combining to make a
                   highlights. Buddy Club bucket seats         three-way split run actively. Passengers
                   are like thrones in Bruce’s very own        are spared the threat of decapitation
                   Transylvanian castle, as he takes the       while sitting in the rear seat Nissan
                   reins of the embellished steering           sadistically endowed the S15 with. It
                   wheel and MoMo gearknob, and                has been removed and the void cleverly
                   dances on the grave of the un-dead          filled with twin DLS Nobelium 15in
                   using Red Sparco Chromo pedals.             subs. DLS 1.5-farad chrome capacitors
                      Flush-fitted to the S15’s dashboard       guarantee there’s electrical charge
                   are Trust electronic gauges reading         available at all times.
                   boost and oil pressure, along with an          A quintet of DLS Ultimate amps – two                                                                                                      Nosferatu (1922)

                                                                                                                                                                    THIRTEEN BLOODY
                   A’PEXi AVC-R boost controller and           A6s and three A3s – are installed in and                                                                                                     Dracula (1931)

                                                                                                                                                                                      GOOD VAMPIRE MOVIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Salem’s Lot (1979)
                   Rev/Speed Meter.                            around the boot. The underside of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fright Night (1985)
                      Car Toys boasts a fully equipped         bootlid is lined by DLS Nobelium 5.2 splits
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Near Dark (1987)
                   workshop, allowing the fellas to            and the 15in LCD monitor, controlled                                                                                                         The Lost Boys (1987)
                   carry out, among other activities,          through an Alpine digital TV tuner.                                                                                                          Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
                   their high standard, custom audio              Like Louis, Lestat and the other                                                                                                          Interview With The Vampire
                   installations. IMORTAL is crammed           bloodsuckers in Anne Rice’s The                                                                                                              (1994)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dracula: Dead and Loving It
                   full of quality audio gear from             Vampire Chronicles, IMORTAL has
                   Alpine – such as the IVA-W502E DVD          smooth, luminous skin, but where
                                                                                                                                                                                                            From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
                   head unit and PXA-701 5.1 sound             vampires are generally known for their                                                                                                       Blade (1998)
                   processor – and DLS, the high-end           pallor, the 200SX’s panels are as dark as                                                                                                    John Carpenter’s Vampires
                   Swedish brand.                              the midnight hour.                                                                                                                           (1998)
                                                                                                                          Now this would’ve been a cool Batmobile                                           Underworld (2003)

                                                                                                    HOT FACTS
                                                                                                    Bruce Lau
                                                                                                    2001 Nissan 200SX Spec R (S15)
                                                                                                    SR20DET twin-cam 16-valve turbo 2L
                                                                                                    ENGINE HARDWARE
                                                                                                    GReddy – forged polished pistons, forged conrods, EASY
                                                                                                    camshafts, valve springs, rocker arm stopper, Airinx
                                                                                                    intake, T67 turbo, TYPE C wastegate, Spec R tube-and-
                                                                                                    fin polished HG intercooler kit, intake manifold, surge
                                                                                                    tank, polished exhaust manifold, Power Extreme II 3in
                                                                                                    stainless steel exhaust with 3in front pipe and dump
                                                                                                    pipe, aluminium radiator and air diversion plate, oil catch
                                                                                                    can – Turbosmart blow-off valve, A’PEXi Power FC, Sard
                                                                                                    850cc fuel injectors and fuel regulator, Bosch BP44 fuel
                                                                                                    pump, Splitfire coil pack
                                                                                                    Standard six-speed manual gearbox, OS Giken
                                                                                                    lightened flywheel and twin-plate clutch
                                                                                                    BRAKES AND SUSPENSION
                                                                                                    GReddy six-piston brake upgrade kit (front), RDA rotors
                                                                                                    and Endless pads (rear), GReddy Type S coil-overs with
                                                                                                    in-cabin electronic controller, GReddy triple tube alloy
                                                                                                    strut brace
                                                                                                    ROLLING STOCK
                                                                                                    Volk Racing GT-C wheels (front 18x9in with offset -1,
                                                                                                    rear 18x10in with offset -15) with (front 225/40ZR18,
                                                                                                    rear 255/35ZR18) tyres
                        It’s Nissan’s own Obsidian Black paint,                                     Wide-body kit, carbon-fibre bonnet, HID kit, clear tail-lights
                     but like the carbon-fibre bonnet, the panels                                    INTERIOR GADGETRY
                     are far from standard. The wide-body kit is                                    Custom chrome and leather interior, Buddy Club bucket
                     amazing, adding muscle all over, with the                                      seats (front), custom-trimmed steering wheel, MoMo
                                                                                                    gearknob, red Sparco Chromo pedals, Trust electronic
                     rear guards requiring modification to contain                                   boost gauge, Trust electronic oil pressure gauge, A’PEXi
                     the fat 18x10in wheels. They’re Volk Racing                                    AVCR, A’PEXi RSM meter
                     GT-Cs, finished in Mercury Silver, and one                                      STEREO
                     inch narrower in the front.                                                    Alpine IVA-W502E DVD head unit, 2 x DLS Ultimate
                        Unlike the fanged fiends of the night, IMORTAL                               A6 and 3 x DLS Ultimate A3 amplifiers, DLS Nobelium
                                                                                                    6.2 two-way splits and DLS Nobelium 5.2 two-way
                     does not exhibit an aversion to the sun’s rays.                                splits (front), 2 x DLS Nobelium 15in subwoofers, DLS
                     It would be a tragedy of epic proportions if                                   1.5-farad chrome capacitors, Alpine PXA-701 5.1 sound
                     this beast never saw the light of day.                                         processor, Alpine digital TV tuner, 15in LCD monitor, DLS
                                                                                                    Nobelium 5.2 splits (boot), DLS Ultimate cabling & RCAs,
                                                                                                    Optima D31 battery
                                                                        “Little in the middle but   SPECIALTHANKS
                                                                        she got much back”          My wife for putting up with my obsession, the staff at
                                                                                                    Car Toys, Jim for the excellent photos and Wheelworx