The Japanese WRX takes the American-standard 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine and ups the power to 269 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, up from 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. In the S4, power is sent through Subaru’s Sport Lineartronic continuously variable transmission to all four wheels.
In the performance ring, JDM often stresses harmony when improving the car, maintaining the original intent and spirit of the car. Regan Yu with his NSX ticks many of these same boxes, but stands out because of the overall ethos of his approach to the build. You see, Regan is a passionate enthusiast, but he also possesses a keen sense of value and an ability to recognize quality. It is a trait that serves him well in his professional life in commercial real estate, and that same trait has paid dividends in his approach to building his NSX.
Welcome to our second installment of our Scene Theory series. This time we dive into what it means to be JDM in America. The acronym JDM has become more than a three letter abbreviation; it's become a lifestyle, a scene, a brand and a way of expression. On the most basic level, JDM refers to the "Japanese domestic market"⎯the heavyweight of the import scene. Honda, Subaru, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Toyota⎯all of these manufacturers are of the JDM variety.
Those who are new to the automotive scene may think the cleanest of cars are created only by master builders and enthusiasts working in the automotive field. If you’re one of those people, then our good friend and San Francisco native, John Delaughter, will prove you wrong with his backyard-built, daily-driven 1973 Toyota Celica. John’s heart for classic Japanese domestic market (JDM) automobiles has led him to visit Japan four times, learn Japanese, and create one of the most legitimate of builds. It’s a build that doesn’t just show-off an affinity for style and speed, but a true love of the Modified Lifestyle.
When we first contacted Nico, we knew he was a special person. Not only is he the owner of one of the sharpest G35s we have seen to date, but he also embodies the modified lifestyle we promote at Revvolution. He understands that more is involved than just building a car that you’re proud of; it’s connecting with the community and building relationships that last a lifetime.