A new ST suspensions drift vehicle is currently being developed as the latest drifting action ST figurehead for the comprehensive ST customization range. The base is a Nissan pick-up truck and Europe’s wildest GT-R powered Nissan Navara is build by SB Motorsport in United Kingdom.
The Navara will be slammed with an ST suspensions customized drift spec heavy duty Coilover suspension kit and the 2.3-liter production diesel engine will be replaced by a bi-turbo V8 from the Nissan GT-R with over 1000 hp.
Pilot of this wild build will be the ST brand ambassador Steve “Baggsy” Biagioni. “With the Navara-R we are building a bridge to our ST customization program”, says KW automotive founder and managing director Klaus Wohlfarth. “Already today we have set a strong mark in all markets with our customization options”.
ST height adjustable springs and ST coilover suspension kits are available to be ordered in 18 different colors. The springs for various kits are also available with custom markings. “This is not all you can expect from ST in the year to come, we can expect further interesting customization options.”
With its three-way adjustable ST dampers and high-performance racing springs, the suspension kit can keep the over 1000 HP pick-up truck body safely on the road during high-speed drift maneuvers.
The more lateral forces a suspension can control, the higher cornering speeds can be driven. In the current drift sport, drifts are deliberately initiated at speeds above 150 km/h. Accordingly, this sport places the highest demands on tires and suspension components.
The KW automotive damper technology used in the ST suspensions drifting suspension kit has already proven itself in international GT3 touring car motorsports and drift sports itself. The development of suspension components for pick-up trucks is also no unknown territory for the suspension manufacturer.
Since 2005, KW automotive has been offering various suspension components exclusively on the most popular pick-up trucks in the USA market.
Maybe the “Navara-R Pick-up-Drift-Truck” will also play a big role in the next “Driftenberg-Video”.
Besides Steve “Baggsy” Biagioni, Ken Block, the Hoonigan Racing driver and Gymkhana athlete, as well as Formula-D-Drifters, are among the ST suspensions brand ambassadors to position the KW automotive brand in all-important aftermarket markets.
SB Motorsport founder and ST brand ambassador, Stephen “Baggsy” Biagioni says “This project has always been on the cards for SB Motorsport, ever since our initial GT-R project. With racing currently on hold this was the break we needed to re-visit the idea and bring it to fruition. We have the best partners and they share our vision to create another great vehicle that will challenge the normalities of what’s possible, this is going to be an exciting mix of performance meets practicality.”