Studio Shoot | Japanese Parts & Performance R33
Starting a new project is always an exciting time for anyone with an automotive passion. Projects like this will take many months of planning and countless hours of exhausting, painful work. For this special R33, what should have taken several months to complete only took a matter of weeks. After landing in the capable hands of David Lawrie from Japanese Parts & Performance the car has never looked the same again.
We met this R33 several weeks back when it first arrived at JPP. It certainly wasn’t looking its best at that point being fresh from the auctions as a recovered stolen vehicle.
David has since completely turned the car around. The intention for this car was to only ever be a track hack so I would say he has gone above and beyond. Considering the transformation, I took the opportunity to try out the studio lights for this feature.
The car has been sprayed the same vibrant red and been given Rota Grid’s to match its partner in crime; The Jpp 180sx. All of this working together along with the huge JPP decals across the rear perfectly completes the look of the car.
As you would have seen in the previous photo shoot of the car, the interior has had a dramatic change as well. It is now nothing but business on the inside.
The engine bay has had some exciting changes as well considering the last time I took photos of the car it was missing a head and had little more going for it. It certainly seemed like Hugo was having a good time with the car at Queensland Raceway’s ADGP round!
You can already see a few battle scars starting to appear on the body. Considering Dave consistently refers to it as his missile I’m sure he didn’t mind Hugo having a bit of a paddock bash every now and then at Queensland Raceway.
Even as a missile car, it’s impressive to realise how far Dave has brought this car in only a matter of weeks. Even while shooting the R33 I couldn’t believe it was the same car that barely a month ago was covered in fingerprint dust and didn’t have an aligned panel in sight.
If you want to check out the R33 in the flesh, get yourself down to Japanese Parts & Performance in Molendinar to have a geez. Keep your eyes on Excitement! Car Magazine as well because in the coming weeks I will be also featuring the JPP 180sx!