To stress just how interesting this cat and his car are, let’s point out that Rolando first learned to drive at the tender age of seven… in a junkyard…in a junker. Since then, he’s owned everything from Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 rocket ships to stealthy Nissan R32 Skyline sedans, and this: a badass Z33 with a brand-new identity and the credentials to match.
Some of you may recall Rolando’s first feature in late 2016 when the car was still sporting a Nissan engine and trans, all wrapped up in 3M “Dragonfire” vinyl and rocking uber-rare Blitz wheels. Covered in reflective graphics and loaded with drift-ready performance enhancements, it served its purpose well as a car with little to lose and a massive amount to gain in the drift game.
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