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flipside909 07-10-10 11:56 AM

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!

Click on link for video:

VholdR: Lexus Drift
YouTube: Lexus Drift

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...3_146150_n.jpg

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

I8ABMR 07-10-10 12:23 PM

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very cool but not the first I have seen. Although the grey one does look nicer. Thanks for sharing

Hoovey2411 07-10-10 08:22 PM

Never been a fan of the 430, but that's actually really cool. Props

Faymester 07-10-10 09:03 PM

I totally can't imagine doing any drifting in this car.

Very cool what they've done :thumbup:

frankdms 07-10-10 09:40 PM

If I could afford a 430 for drifting, I would sport it. Thumbs up.

bnizzle87 07-10-10 10:44 PM

nice! a new field of competition for lexus. i know it'll do well! :)

Mv350 07-11-10 01:58 AM

so sick, i love drop top drifters!

TJW98LS 07-11-10 12:29 PM

The SC430 looks awesome when drifting.

LexFather 07-11-10 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flipside909 (Post 5630277)
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

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...3_146150_n.jpg

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?

19psi 07-12-10 04:53 AM

I wonder what transmission it's using.

I8ABMR 07-12-10 07:23 AM

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

vwynn 07-12-10 02:52 PM

lil sad that they didnt include the car audio :/ i really wanted to hear the engine n exhaust note lol

flipside909 07-12-10 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX (Post 5632533)
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.

http://formulad.com/

trukn1 07-13-10 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bnizzle87 (Post 5631252)
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.

http://www.clublexus.com/gallery/dat...028_Small_.jpg
http://www.clublexus.com/gallery/dat...8_edited-1.jpg

Few shots of their ralley cars as well,,,http://www.clublexus.com/gallery/data/500/S5000775.JPG
http://www.clublexus.com/gallery/data/500/S5000782.JPG

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.

shiraki 07-14-10 12:40 PM

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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