at this pair, you’d be forgiven for thinking that your
gazing at screen shots out of the infamous ‘Initial D’
series, or even daydreaming about your ultimate fantasy garage
again. But I’m afraid, you’d be terribly wrong.
By Jason Sasman. Photography by Tauriq Abrahams.
see the background, its local; the roads these beasts
are travelling on, all lead to somewhere close to where
your sitting right now...those cars, in fact, are here!
Yes, these rides are sporting SABS approved number plates,
but that is about as far as the “local” add-on
bits go. You see, the drivers of these cars knew the kind
of kit required to bring out the full potential of these
Japanese performance vehicles would have to stretch far
beyond our borders and deep into the outer limits of the
imagination. There would be no holding back. Although
these cars share many similarities, such as both are born
and bred Japanese sports vehicles that can hold its own
on the racetrack, or even in standard guise they won’t
look out of place in front of a swanky hotel. They both
have the numeric ‘8’ in their insignia,
and at some stage or the other they have both been used
as your desktop wallpaper. But that is where the similarities
for these two cars end, as it’s in their individual
build purpose that they differ quite a bit.