There’s more than simple wrenching required to get ready for the Formula Drift Pro2 season: ClassicCars.com-sponsored driver Andrew Schulte has had to basically rebuild his competition-level 1993 Nissan 240SX.
Though he’s making performance upgrades, Formula Drift has a stringent handbook that requires vehicles to be as safe as possible, which forced him to start back at the beginning on his car. Some of the changes shown in the video above include fabricating a new bulkhead to shield the driver from all fluids, patching holes in the firewall and ensuring safety harnesses are correctly installed.
While the safety fixes are certainly important, Schulte also showed off his new Drift-spec LS7 engine from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, which is capable of pushing a whopping 703 horsepower to the crank.
The season fast approaching — Schulte’s inaugural Pro2 season begins April 25 in Orlando — he and his team will use the next few weeks to install that engine, give Arizona Motorsports Wiring time to build a custom harness and test the whole thing out. Before that, the car will make its way over to Colorbomb Wraps to receive its new livery.
The ClassicCars.com Journal will be tracking both Schulte’s prep and his season, so stay tuned.