Drag-spec Datsun 510 Coupe

I just saw this link get posted on Ratsun a moment ago and knew I had to tee it up for a feature. A Datsun 510/Bluebird coupe gets the full drag treatment over in Japan, with a tube frame chassis, massive slicks taking up the whole rear end, and a potent straight 6 L-series finished off with some amazing titanium headers. It’s interesting to see the engine choice after fabricating such an elaborate chassis. In western countries a big V8 or a turbocharged 4cyl/6cyl would have been a no-brainer choice, but in this case the Japanese builders have stuck with N/A straight 6 power.


CLICK HERE for a full pictorial of the build, text is in Japanese, page numbers are located at the bottom of the page.


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6 Responses to “Drag-spec Datsun 510 Coupe”

  1. kyusha kai says:


  2. kyusha kai says:

    i was just about to send this link over to you after i saw it on ratsun. hahahahaha.

  3. anth says:

    haha gotta be quick!

  4. Bazooka Joe says:

    This is one cool-ass Datsun. However… I would have serious issues with putting an old N/A engine in a tube frame beast like that. Though this engine surely sounds amazing I’d likely have to turbo a vg/vq for this one. If you go N/A then at least go VH45 with ITB. 🙂

  5. Mopar all day says:

    Throw a 34 NUR skyline engine in that bad boy with a bigger cam and aspiration

  6. Eric J Bishop says:

    Dude what a sick build… I wish there was more detail tho.. I could read about it all day… like the carbon fibre fab the flooring, shit even the steering details… I love your car (if u still have it)

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