Daigo Saito's SC430 is a 2JZ Drift Terror


Daigo Saito's SC430 is an odd duck in the world of drifting. V8's are generally popular because they make gobs of power easily. Rebellious drifter Daigo scrapped the SC430's V8 for a turbo six-cylinder legend: a 900hp 2JZ... on low boost.

Crank up the boost and suddenly the SC430 is a 1200 HP, tire melting, smoke-and-noise generator. We love it.

These two videos were shot at Formula D Long Beach where Daigo came away with a podium finish. He's a masterful wheelman, as the vimeo video shows.That car is also something else. How often do you see the SC430 out on a track kicking ass like this? With a Supra motor no less! The power is ridiculous, and if you want, you can ride along to get a feel for what it's like in the video below. 

Don't worry, it's short, sweet, and loud.

V8's beware! Discuss Daigo's Sweet ride in the forums!

Joaquin Mora (Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:53:21 -0700): Pareille, pareille comme la mienne.... Ou presque! hihihi
Tim Nolan (Tue, 01 May 2012 19:20:43 -0700): Lexus power
Mark Vince (Wed, 02 May 2012 05:54:04 -0700): Fag
Tim Nolan (Wed, 02 May 2012 17:02:39 -0700): lawlllllll
Sharukh Hasan (Wed, 02 May 2012 19:46:20 -0700): whatttttta fag
Jerry Berg (Tue, 15 May 2012 12:27:37 -0700): Wow... I wish my car went like that.
Megan George (Tue, 15 May 2012 15:41:52 -0700): GOTTA V8 i Do
Mike Maloney (Wed, 16 May 2012 10:41:55 -0700): its a nissan motor bro........ learn your imports
Mike Maloney (Wed, 16 May 2012 10:43:23 -0700): my 1.5jz is about done at the machine shop. wisco .20 over pistons and 272 cams going in as soon as i get it back. i cant wait to tune again!!my sc will is going to smash yours ;)
Mike Maloney (Wed, 16 May 2012 11:32:05 -0700): I want to know what turbo he's running that makes that much power and still spools comfortably enough to drift with.
Dante Danzy (Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:41:12 -0700): Oh god that noise :D
Curtis Biddick (Thu, 30 Aug 2012 04:24:49 -0700): its not really a lexus though is it
Yong Lee (Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:13:21 -0700): So skillful for being able to drit a 1000+HP drift car at such speed!
Patrick Tillapaugh (Thu, 22 Nov 2012 05:52:11 -0800): I bought a '90 Supra imported into Canada, and quickly found that the previous owner had made some basic changes to it. I found this to be true at the street-legal drags on a Friday night. It made so much low end torque it wouldn't hook until 1/2 track. The 1/4 mile times were mild, around 12 seconds, the trap speed surprised me at 124mph!
Alex Wu (Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:54:26 -0800): garrett gt42r. the car has nitrous in it to compensate for the lag. im assuming they use a boost pressure switch to turn off the spray once the turbo is spooled.