Bosozoku: Japan’s Car-Tuning Subculture

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1983 Super Silhouette Bluebird KY910
The Coca-Cola-liveried Super Silhouette racer rounded out what was known at the time as the Nissan Turbo Corps. Each of these triple threats weighed around 2,300 pounds and were motivated by Nissan’s 2.0-liter LZ20B turbocharged 4-cylinder rated at 570 horsepower. The powerplant motivated Nissan racers that competed in a multitude of race series and made more power than Cosworth DFV F1 engines of the era. Driver Haruhito Yanagida captured the championship in his Bluebird in 1980 and 1982 and helped set the hook for Boso fans throughout the land.

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