Driftworks 1972 hilux
The concept for the Hilux came about when James was looking for a cool new project to take on. The prerequisites were that it had to be retro, reasonably practical, be able to accept a couple of mountain bikes chucked in the back, and yet remain fun to drive and have the ability to easilty upgrade with MX-5 parts. Essentially, the plan was to re shell an MX-5 into the truck. Please see the bottom of this post for the build videos.
- Power around 220hp at 0.6bar (8.8psi) boost
- 1,099kg, compare to the original 1,090kg
- MX-5’s 1.8L
- Subaru Turbo to the Mazda block using a G19 turbo kit
- Motorsport Electronics ME221 ECU,
- Custom OBP sumped fuel tank filled with foam baffles to stop fuel surge when on track
- External Sytec Motorsport fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator and filter fitted inline
- DynoTorque fabricated exhaust from the G19 down pipe backwards
- Simons back box with a custom down-swept tip.
- Kass Differential
- MX-5 front sub frames with fabricated mounts
- Driftworks own HSD coilovers with
- Driftworks adjustable arms,
- Whiteline MX-5 anti-roll bars
- Stock MX-5 steering rack and brakes.
- Destroy Or Die front steering knuckles
- Destroy Or Die front lower arms
- Double wishbone setup at the rear Driftworks adjustable arms.
- Powerflex rear sub frame Bushes
- Modified Mazda power plant frame
- Zinc primer powder-coated chassis
- Driftworks hydraulic handbrake setup
- 15×7-inch +32 Work Equip 40s finished in a unique cream colour
- 3D Printed 1800T badges
- Updated LED rear lights
- Verde Guacamole’ paint, with cream contracting engine bay
- Nardi wheel
- OEM Hilux clocks.