Project Sparta is Staff Writer Celso Nimo’s torn down, parted out, rare 5-speed manual 2002 Lexus IS300. This car was purchased three years ago, and was immediately hacked up upon driving it out of the certified used car lot. It was modified from the interior, to suspension, to brakes, to exterior aerodynamics, but the inline-6 3.0-liter 2JZ-GE engine was untouched. It has participated in a handful of drift events and won a few car show awards all along the Southwest region. It is only a matter of time until Project Sparta wakes from hibernation with a roaring 2JZ-GE NA-T