Wednesday 9 October 2013

Yu's Crystal White Pearl NC2

Yu's car is a 20th Anniversary special edition model finished in bright Crystal White Pearl Mica paint, from the Ibaraki region of Japan. Unlike the UK's 20th Anniversary model, this Japanese version was based on the high spec RS grade so gets the six speed transmission, 2.0 engine, Bilstein dampers and Super LSD. It also features 20AE badges and unique red Recaro seats.

The exterior has been modified with a few tasteful additions. The front end is fitted with a Garage Vary lip spoiler and IL Motorsport headlamp trim pieces. The numberplate has been moved to the side using a bracket from Nielex. The sideskirts are the NC2 appearance package parts that flare out slightly towards the rear end. The rear of the car is fitted with the Mazda diffuser styling piece under the bumper. The wheels are a set of refurbished 17" BBS which were original fitment to some RX-7 models. They have a staggered width of 8J at the front and 8.5J at the rear. I think the polished rim works really well with the white bodywork.

The interior has been customised continuing the cars red and white theme. Floor mats are a red and black chequered design by Karo. There are leather gear and handbrake gaiters by Liberal, a leather cover for the instrument hood also by Liberal, a Zoom Engineering rear view mirror, and several metal trim pieces from Artworks/Dewa. A Pioneer touchscreen headunit fills the double DIN centre console with the stereo trim piece colour coded to match the dash trim. The steering wheel has white accent trims and has been been retrimmed by AutoExe to add extra grip and padding.

Performance modifications include an AutoExe airbox with K&N panel filter, Kakimoto Racing muffler, RS*R Ti2000 lowering springs, Cusco front tower brace, and Nopro droplinks.