Nissan. When building this S31 Fairlady Z, Teavalley certainly didn’t cut any corners; quite the contrary actually, it seems they worked very hard at creating a car that could easily stand out among the sea of highly tuned classic Zs out there. The body is nothing less than spotless, beautifully restored and painted, spiced up with nice details like that front lip spoiler.

There’s heavy use of carbon fiber starting off with the bumpers, the front and rear overfenders and ending up with the bonnet. RAYS TE37Vs were the wheels of choice and selected in the contrasting matte bronze finish everyone loves so much. Big brakes always hint at a well-tuned car, and those red Brembo calipers certainly look like they can haul down some serious performance.

That’s a very good thing because this S31 is powered by a completely custom L-series engine which has been stroked out all the way to 3.2L and get this – revs to 10,000 rpm!

Supplying fuel to this monster six-cylinder are the 50mm Solex carbs which suck in air through a beautiful set of titanium velocity stacks. It’s just another example of how L-series tuning continues to evolve, something Teavalley seems to be at the forefront of.

Here’s a close-up of the carbon fiber rear bumper; really nicely-laid carbon to replace the heavy steel chromed bumpers!



Jaguar Relives Its Past With a Perfect Recreation of the Racing E-Type

50 years after it started a series of racing-oriented E-Types, Jaguar is finally finishing the project.

The team borrowed a few of the original Lightweights and laser scanned them to have an exact computer rendering of what they were building.

But everything else was done the old fashioned way, mostly by hand.

The trickiest part was finding people with the skills to beat sheet metal into the proper—and exquisite—shape.

Jaguar didn’t have to worry about modern fuel and safety regulations, but it strengthened the underbody to make the car safer in a crash.

For things like door handles and steering wheels, Jaguar either found a very good supplier or made it itself.

Each of the original dozen Lightweights was customized, so Jaguar picked the best elements of each.

That includes bigger wheels and a wider rear, the better for racing.

And air inlets on the hood to help cool down a sweaty cabin.

The first car the team made is a prototype (pictured above), doesn’t use one of the original chassis numbers, and will not be sold. Work on the six that count starts this week.