If there’s one thing you can say for sure about this S13, is that it stands out from the crowd.
Bobby Nitro spoke to the owner of this awesome Nissan recently, Di Livio Waheed van Wyk who hails from Lentegeur.
This enthusiastic and well-expressed guy tells Bobby of how he became a petrolkop four years ago while watching spinning at The Hills.
He says: "I have always loved cars and was always into cars, but became a serious petrolkop when I saw Johny 2.0 on the pitch doing his thing. The sound and power the car was making was unbelievable. So my inspiration of becoming a petrolkop is definitely through uncle Jonathan Schaffers."
On getting this classic Nissan on his 21st birthday, he says: "I cannot thank my parents enough for making this vision I had for the car to come to life. This car has been in our family for 16 years and it was a birthday gift from my father to my mother in 2005.
It has a history, he says: "The car took me to crèche and through half of my junior school days. Four years ago I picked out a colour and my father finally decided to fix her. I will never be able to repay my father for doing something like this for me.”
Then De Livio comes with a statement all parents want to hear, saying: "But one thing is for sure, I know if I look after her he will be very happy and proud of me. There is also a saying that goes, 'Life is what you make of it' and if I make a success out of life I will be repaying them because that's all they want to see in me."
Asked why Nissan, he replies, with a certain knowledge of the brand: "I just love the sound of a normally aspirated VVL. The aggressive lift and the limit is insane. It's like music to my ears. I'm in love with any Turbo setup, whether it be CA18det to Vr38dett. This brand never seems to disappoint and it's just something about Nissan cars you can't explain.”
The only exterior work that has been done was the fitment of the version 2 Rocket Bunny kit, that was made by Xmodz and fitted by Sergio Naudt.
Rims came from Shabamags and tires GP tyres.
Asked about the fact that sunglasses need to be worn to look straight at this cabbie, he says: "Carl Taylor from America motivated me to go bright. So my spray painter told me in order to be different and not copy him exactly, we go brighter."
De Livio shows a certain maturity for his age when asked about future plans. He says: "This build is a marathon - not a 100m race that's over in 10 seconds. So step by step and stage by stage my father and I will add on."
You can imagine that his friends are wowed by his daily drive.
"Their reaction is priceless for every time they see the car. It never gets old for them and they just make me happy by reacting in this manner every time.
"The plan was never to make it a show car, it was meant to be a daily. Looking the part to be a show contender is just a bonus. It will be a bit of both daily and for show and shine.
Asked who he looks up to on the scene, he replies: "Jonathan Schaffers and his beast of a car he had. That Maroon Skyline with an aggressive 2 jz setup. The setup that would make him wheel spin through each gear, but luckily he is a phenomenal driver and knows his way around that beast."
It was good the chat to an appreciative young petrolkop like Di Livio, especially considering he has a wide knowledge of the game and a sense of the learning and skill it takes to drive a powerful machine.