Chris Forsberg's Insane SR20DET-Powered Datsun 510 Wagon Debuts at SEMA 2017



Video - What was supposed to be a light rebuild of a Datsun 510 wagon as a daily driver for his wife, drifter Chris Forsberg turned into a fire-breathing, show-stopping sensation. What was supposed to be a light rebuild of a Datsun 510 wagon as a daily driver for his wife, drifter Chris Forsberg turned into a fire-breathing, show-stopping sensation. The famous driver is no stranger to rebuilding old Datsun's. His 280Z was featured in the AEM booth last year and his follow up is no less of a head-turner. With an SR-20 swap, a new widebody kit, and a prototype 4 link suspension, this isn't your mom's wagon!


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My name is Chris Forsberg, world champion formula drift driver. And we’re here at the AEM intakes both for display of my 1972 Datsun 510 wagon. The concept of the vehicle was to build the ultimate street cruiser with a classic car. We modernized the entire car front-to-back and top-to-bottom with new interior new suspension, and new drivetrain to make it more reliable and more safe at the same time. We did a full new body kit with the car, with a wide-body setup. It’s a little difficult to do with a 4 door but we managed to make it all fit and we actually added a custom, prototype 4 link suspension for it so we now have the adjustability we’re looking for. We did an SR-20 conversion. We added a lot of the same bits that we used on our 280Z last year. We choose AEM because we’re always looking for reliability even in our street cars. AEM intakes have just a wide variety of any filter that you’re looking for, for all of our projects. Whether it’s a street car or a race car and in the end you still get that absolute reliability that you’re looking for. We want to make sure that we’re keeping all particles out of the engine and out of the fuel because if you let any of those pieces through, you’re going to have an engine failure and whether you’re at the track or on the street, the last thing you want is a broken down car. Unveiling the car here at the AEM booth is an amazing experience. It gives us the perfect platform to show off just what we can do with the car, and also to be able to showcase the finished product.



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