The introduction of the Nissan S14 240SX Rocket Bunny “Boss” kit by TRA Kyoto on a quartet of cars at this year’s SEMA Show may have saved the aero system from becoming completely passé, at least for the time being. Now three years old, tolerance for the widebody conversion seemed to be growing pretty thin – that is until pro drifter Corey Hosford began hyping up his SEMA build. Before you knew it, the trade show arrived, his car was unveiled, and admittedly it came out looking a lot sharper than many expected (including us).
The Rocket Bunny kit, in all of its versions, includes a front lip, rear diffuser, side skirts, and front and rear fenders, and from there the different iterations feature either a rear GT wing or duck-tail spoiler (Version 2 also comes with a front bumper; official US distributor Greddy has the complete kit specs on its website). In Boss form, the conversion adds a different front bumper, hood, front grill, headlights and headlight mounts – turning your run-of-the-mill S14 into a '70s-era Plymouth Barracuda/Dodge Challenger-looking badass.
Apart from the cladding, though, the four Boss 240SX at the SEMA Show were far apart in terms of build details. Hosford’s Street Standard S14, which was displayed in the Autometer booth at the show, was done up in a pseudo-Richard Petty livery, and at each corner rocked fifteen52 Formula wheels. Under the hood is reportedly a 6.5-liter LSX V-8 mill that will eventually get turbocharged, with tuners aiming for 1,000hp output, which should come in handy if Hosford hopes to drift the car.
Not far from the Hosford 240SX in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall was the Autofashion USA, Bluebird 240-badged S14 in the Eneos exhibition space. This time on SSR TF1 rims, the Autofashion Eneos Nissan sports a supercharged 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 in the engine compartment.
In the midway between the Central and North Halls sat the GS Werks-built Good Show Automotive Art Boss S14, riding on what we’re told are new Work wheels, although we couldn’t track down any info on them (and they look curiously like the fifteen52s on Hosford’s machine). Opting instead to stay with the 240s native motor, you’ll find a KA turbo under the hood.
Finally, the WD Ultimate 240SX was posted up in the Toyo Treadpass area between the Central and South Halls. The S14 is outfitted in Rennen Forged MV20 wheels and an Air Lift suspension, and while we couldn’t dig up engine specs, we do know the car is also headed for a life of drifting – which should be interesting given the bagged suspension.
So which Boss wore it best? Let us know!