For Ryan Symancek, a car’s character only comes alive in its true element. RadVentures isn’t a show about staring at museum pieces; it’s a show about feel. The feeling you get when you push a car to its full potential.
With this episode, Ryan focuses on the most popular drift chassis, the early ’90s Nissan 240SX S13.
Its element is a drift track, so Ryan shows up at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, with a few 240SXs to see what all the hype is about. These cars are extremely easy to set up and make good drift cars in today’s world, but that’s not exactly what Nissan had in mind when they first went into production.
The Nissan 240SX was the absolute definition of a budget sports car back in the ’90s, much like the Subaru BRZ or Toyota GT86 are today. So, Ryan shakes down a completely stock 240SX first. However, it doesn’t take long for him to realize just how good they are at sliding! Once infiltrated by Alex Jagger and Matt Bystrak of the Gas Factory drift team, the adrenaline is cranked all the way to one hundred, with some serious tandem drifting!