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Old 07-10-10, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default Lexus Drift. SC430...It's here!

Moving forward has been Toyota’s theme in the United States for several years and Lexus has always been about pursuing perfection. But instead of just moving forward, its moving forward with perfection, sideways! 2010 marks the debut of the Lexus SC430 Drift dubbed “Lexus Drift” sponsored by Apex’i USA, Hankook, Lexus and VIP Auto Salon. The drift competition ready SC430 made it’s debut last month at the Formula D’s 3rd round called “The Gauntlet” in Wall, NJ. Piloted by Ryuji Miki, the Lexus SC430 Drift is aiming to grab the top spot in the Formula D series for 2010. You can get find the latest info for Lexus Drift on Facebook & Twitter!

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Vehicle & Team Stats
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Team – A’PEXi / Hankook Tires / Lexus
Crew Members – Charles Griffice, Ash Nair, Keith Covey
Car – 2008 A’PEXi / Hankook / Lexus SC430
Tires – Hankook Ventus R-S3
Engine - V8 – 3UZ-FE
Suspension – A’PEXi S1 Damper
Wheels – WedsSport SA-67R, Front: 18 x 9.0 +20, Rear: 18 x 10.0 +15
Exterior - SEIBON Original Aero Kit, SEIBON Dry Carbon Hood, Doors, and Trunk
Interior - Bride Zeta III Seats, Sparco Steering Wheel, Sparco quick-release steering, Sparco 6-point Harness
Sponsors – A’PEXi, Hankook Tire, Lexus, Seibon Carbon, WedsSport, V-LEDS, Clutch Masters, Bride, SPARCO, Torco Oil, KAAZ, K&W Autobody, NGK Spark Plugs and VIP Auto Salon

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Old 07-10-10, 12:23 PM   #2
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very cool but not the first I have seen. Although the grey one does look nicer. Thanks for sharing
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Never been a fan of the 430, but that's actually really cool. Props
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I totally can't imagine doing any drifting in this car.

Very cool what they've done
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If I could afford a 430 for drifting, I would sport it. Thumbs up.
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nice! a new field of competition for lexus. i know it'll do well!
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so sick, i love drop top drifters!
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The SC430 looks awesome when drifting.
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Moving forward has been Toyota’s theme in the United States for several years and Lexus has always been about pursuing perfection. But instead of just moving forward, its moving forward with perfection, sideways! 2010 marks the debut of the Lexus SC430 Drift dubbed “Lexus Drift” sponsored by Apex’i USA, Hankook, Lexus and VIP Auto Salon. The drift competition ready SC430 made it’s debut last month at the Formula D’s 3rd round called “The Gauntlet” in Wall, NJ. Piloted by Ryuji Miki, the Lexus SC430 Drift is aiming to grab the top spot in the Formula D series for 2010. You can get find the latest info for Lexus Drift on Facebook & Twitter!

Click on link for video: VholdR Video: Lexus Drift

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Vehicle & Team Stats
(courtesy: Forumla D)

Team – A’PEXi / Hankook Tires / Lexus
Crew Members – Charles Griffice, Ash Nair, Keith Covey
Car – 2008 A’PEXi / Hankook / Lexus SC430
Tires – Hankook Ventus R-S3
Engine - V8 – 3UZ-FE
Suspension – A’PEXi S1 Damper
Wheels – WedsSport SA-67R, Front: 18 x 9.0 +20, Rear: 18 x 10.0 +15
Exterior - SEIBON Original Aero Kit, SEIBON Dry Carbon Hood, Doors, and Trunk
Interior - Bride Zeta III Seats, Sparco Steering Wheel, Sparco quick-release steering, Sparco 6-point Harness
Sponsors – A’PEXi, Hankook Tire, Lexus, Seibon Carbon, WedsSport, V-LEDS, Clutch Masters, Bride, SPARCO, Torco Oil, KAAZ, K&W Autobody, NGK Spark Plugs and VIP Auto Salon

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LexusSC430Drift
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LexusDrift

Great news Ryan, glad to see this come to light. THanks for bringing it to us.

ANy ideas what schedule it is running?
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I wonder what transmission it's using.
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I am surprised they didnt use the 2JZ like they always do. In this cars the power plant and the platform are a little unique
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lil sad that they didnt include the car audio :/ i really wanted to hear the engine n exhaust note lol
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Great news Ryan, glad to see this come to light. THanks for bringing it to us.

ANy ideas what schedule it is running?
There are 3 more rounds left for Forumla D for 2010:

Round 5: After Dark - Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Las Vegas, NV Aug 20-21.
Round 6: Point of Impact - Infineon Raceway - Sonoma, CA Sept 10-11.
Round 7: Title Fight - Toyota Speedway - Irwindale, CA Oct 8-9.

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nice! a new field of competition for lexus. i know it'll do well!
Drift competitions are nothing new for Lexus. Back when they were sponsoring Team Lexus, a few years back, they had drift cars then. This is one of them. Their drift car was giving NELOC a small demonstration in the parking lot behind their building in Baltimore a few years ago.

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Few shots of their ralley cars as well,,,Click the image to open in full size.
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Lexus stopped sponsorship and dis-banded Team Lexus a few years back,, heaven only knows where the cars are now. I do know that they were sold off.
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Wow it looks great! Love everything about it down to the still functional convertible hardtop. Good to see Clark too! I haven't seen him in over half a year.

And Ryan, this is jordan from shirakiphoto. I met you at SEMA and I was the lexus photographer. I just started posting (here & here) on clublexus and have been thoroughly enjoying my stay. Its by far the warmest welcome and best reception I've received out of any forum so far. I'm glad to be a part of the community.
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