KARA + BUZKIL
MODEL | DJ | MODIFIED CAR | LIFESTYLE
PHOTOGRAPHY: JAMES PINHEIRO (@EIROCAPTURES)
When Subaru introduced the WRX to the Aussie market back in the days alot of enthusiasts went wild! It became the weapon of choice by alot of tuners. Enter Cihan, owner of [BUZKIL]. Cihan’s WRX has been on the HIN radar for quite some time now. He’s been killing the Subie game in most of the car meets and car shows he enters.
Owner Name: Cihan Bahcesaray
Car Make: Subaru
Car Model: WRX STI Premium
Tell us something about the car:
I have a passion for Subaru’s, It started with a 04 Liberty GT, followed by 02 WRX, 09 WRX, 12 STI, 97 WRX and now I have the 14 STI and 03 Liberty B4. The day I decided I needed to have this car, I flew out to Adelaide first thing in the morning, purchased the car and drove back 16 hours to Sydney. I have spent double the purchase price to date and have no regrets!
Shout outs: No shout outs.
Brakes: Standard STI Brakes
Drivetrain: Short Torque Solutions shift kit with upgraded bushings
– Semi closed block
– Nitto I beam rods
– CP pistons
– ARP 625 head studs
– Race bearings
– PSR UEL headers w/ heat wrap
– Invidia turboback N1 catless exhaust
– Jim Berry 3000lbs clutch
– Process West intercooler
– Process West Cold air intake
– PSR turbo Inlet
– COBB fuel pressure regulator
– Flex fuel sensor w/ bluetooth
– ID1300 injectors
– 460 Siemens fuel pump
– Mishimoto radiator
– Perrin engine covers
– Hybrid Garret GTX3071 turbo core w/ ported WG and bigger flapper
– 300AWKW on E85 (260AWKW on 98)
Wrapped in Dennison Avery Gloss Grey
CS Style lip kit
CT Autos Vortex Generator
CT Autos Sequential LED Tail lights
Seibon CF Bonnet
STI CF Wing
Grimmspeed Plate Relocate
Lykwise Shifter, E-button, AC covers in Neo Chrome
Airlift 3P Kit
Hardrace lower control arms
Hardrace Toe arms
Kuhmo KU39 235/35/18
Work Meister S13P 18×9.5 -1
Matte gun metal with a polished lip.
Hometown? Sydney, Australia
How long have you been modelling? A few years now very sporadically, when the demand for my DJ career became intense I had to put my passion for modelling on hold.
How did you first start out? What was your first gig? I first started out by trying to build a portfolio with any photographer who was willing to work with me. My first gig was for an expo called Austech, I remember going into it telling myself I’m not that prettiest girl in the world so make up for it by working really hard. I still live by that to this day.
What is your ultimate dream car? Murdered out Subaru WRX STI with all the mods to make it look as mean as possible. You couldn’t possibly go to as many car events as I do without dreaming about your perfect build.
Favourite food/place to eat? I frequent Starbucks a lot, but anywhere with a decent coffee & sandwich I’m happy. I love fruit & if yellow Allen’s snakes were healthy I would possibly eat them for every meal.
Current song on repeat? King For A Day by Pierce The Veil & Better Now (Post Malone Cover) by Timeless
If you could travel anywhere in the world right now where would it be & why? Well I’ll be in Japan in a few days so I guess the next destination after that, I would like to go to would be America. I would love to be able to go to a NBA game with my brother & see what the car scene is like over there. I have a few people there that enjoy what I do so it would be nice to meet them.
If you could have one superpower what would it be & why? This is actually a question I’ve put a stupid amount of thought into before you even asked the question. KNOWLEDGE ABSORPTION! The ability to extract knowledge from people or things. I would be able to become skilled in anything I desired very easily.
If you were stuck on an island & could only bring one thing, what would it be? I’m kind of already on an island called Australia, but to answer the question a survival guide.
Most memorable thing a fan has done for you? I don’t think I’m famous, so I don’t think I have fans. I just have people that enjoy what I do & I call them friends. I had a lovely girl bring me candy to a DJ set when I was on tour in Argentina. Probably shouldn’t take candy from strangers, but she wasn’t in a white van & I have no will power when it comes to candy.
Hidden/special talents? I grew up playing guitar & singing a lot
Five things you can’t live without? My Subaru, Coffee, Music, Money & Internet
How do you describe your personal style? What do you pull your inspiration from?
Alternative Barbie? I really don’t know. I’m comfortable dressed all in black & it really depends on the occasion. I enjoy 50s pin up, the sexy yet classy look. Grungy styles like leather jackets, ripped skinny jeans, & boots. Vans are my go to sneaker!
What do you look for in a guy? I look for someone who is supportive, who can push me to achieve bigger & better things. It’s a huge vibe kill when someone is negative about the things your passionate about. A man who is driven, intelligent, makes me feel safe, worships me like a queen & knows how to get my motor going.
Craziest/Weirdest thing a guy has done to get your attention? I’m trying to think of something wildly romantic but I have nothing. All I can think of is inappropriate stories, so next question…
Three words that describe you? Ambitious, Unique & Compassionate
Future projects? Well in a few days I’ll be flying over to Japan to hopefully immerse myself in all things JDM. When I get back I have a couple of photoshoots lined up & I’m also currently working on merch & building a website. I will be getting behind the wheel of a WRX rally car at some point & of course I’ll be at this years Hot Import Nights so make sure if you see me come & say hello!
What was your most memorable car show experience? Anytime I get the pleasure of being passenger & going out on the wet pan is always exhilarating. Celebrating my birthday last weekend with MotiveDVD at World Time Attack Challenge was one of the best birthdays I’ve ever had. I don’t think I have been hugged so many times in my life, I felt very loved & spoilt.
Final thoughts/shout outs? I would have to start off by thanking Blacklist Events, without them I don’t think I would have as many opportunities in the automotive scene as I do today. Downshift, MotiveDVD, LineUpHire, Boosted Performance Parts, all the photographers that put up with me & all the people who put in the long hours to make events come to life.
All the rad friends I’ve made doing what I do, I wish I could type out every name so you know how important you are, but if your sitting there thinking is she talking about me? yes I’ am! Last but not least Hot Import Nights Australia, Eirocaptures & Buzkil, for this feature would not be possible without you.
Where can we find you? If you follow me on Instagram at @Kara_aus & my other social media accounts you will always be updated on where you can find me.