1993 Nissan 240SX SE
It’s no surprise that the 240SX has become a symbol of the power of the drift movement. On one hand, the “chuki”-era 240SX is basically a blank slate, waiting for customization. On the other, dead stock the 240SX a recipe for fun right off the bat, offering a perfect balance of features: it’s a lightweight, sleek rear-wheel drive fastback with excellent all-independent suspension and a torquey inline four. Now consider that the 240SX is virtually identical, mechanically, to the JDM Nissan Silvia, so many of the excellent Japanese-market engines readily bolt in. For wilder engine swap options, the 240SX has a stout rear end capable of handling the power of a variety of Nissan engines. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, as the aftermarket offerings available for suspension, brakes, appearance, and more are so numerous they couldn’t possibly be summarized here. Know this: you can do anything with a 240SX, whether your cup of tea is drifting, circuit racing, dragging, or painting incredible liveries.