"It did not happen in a flash, but I closed my eyes for a second and then I pressed the purchase button,” says the 22-year-old floorman when asked how did he convinced himself to part with that much cash for the kit.
The suspension and brakes were next, here we find Öhlins coilovers and Endless six-pot calipers which came with the Silvia when it came home from Japan, Rasmus has touched everything on the car right down to the minute details like a gear knob that reads ‘f*cking fast’.
Nevertheless, the undercarriage must be revised. When winter hits Denmark, the Swedish performance set-up gets a overhaul with Powerflex bushes - and we still need the engine.
Rasmus Madsen is just 22 years old and yet he owns one of Denmark's most special cars. The stack of papers on the car was 4cm thick when it came home from Japan. In itself, an original Silvia S15 R-Spec is respectful enough in the street scene. But as the pictures indicate, Rasmus followed his dream. Nothing here is manipulated or embellished in Photoshop - the car is here, on Danish plates with a Rocket Bunny kit!
The 2-litre SR20DET, with its current setup, produces 340hp at 0.9 bar. After replacing the original coupling with an ACT clutch and a larger gas pressure regulator, Rasmus can increase boost pressure without causing accidents in the longitudinal row fires. As it is now, there is also enough power to drive the classic 1/8 mile in nine seconds. Pretty respectable for a car that is daily driven.
Dropping an RB26 into the Silvia though has been on Ramus’ mind for awhile now with his goal of achieving 800hp via a single turbo setup. We have not heard the last thing of his car yet!
Ramus’ Nissan Silvia S15 Spec List
0-100 km/h: under 5 seconds
2-litre SR20DET Black Top
Tomei Rocker Arms
Custom Aluminum Intake pipe
Blitz intercooler kit
GReddy oil cooler
Adjustable gas pressure regulator
HKS Hi-Power exhaust
HKS down pipe
HKS Silent power catback
Six speed transmission
Nisstune engine control
Upgraded T28 turbo
ARC cooling plate
Fully adjustable Öhlins coilovers
Adjustable castor arms in front
Front: Endless floating discs and six-pot calipers
Back: Standard discs
Wheel and tyres
Front: 18-inch Cosmis XT-206R in 9.5J
Rear: Cosmis XT206R in 11J
Yokohoma Advan Nevo AD08R tyres (f)225/40 (r): 255/35
25mm spacers front and 50mm rear
Original Rocket Bunny V2 Kit
D-Max Tail Lights
Original Silvia Xenon Lights
Defi gauges: turbo, oil & gas pressure, oil & water temperature
AEM air/fuel gauge
GFB electronic boost controller
Bride Low Max front seats
Original Silvia rear seats