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Shane Lynch and Team Japspeed Debut 370z at Autosport International

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Team Japspeed and driver Shane Lynch unveiled a new 2015 Nissan 370z drift build. The car sat in the Maxxis booth during the Autosport show and gathered tons of attention from the UK press. We aren’t shocked to see more drivers building the 370z chassis as they get cheaper in cost, gain product support, and also are one of the few chassis to now win a Formula Drift championship. No word just yet on detailed specs with this car but we are sure more information will come out shortly before the BDC 2015 series gets underway!

Imamura Shows Off His Lexus LFA Set for D1GP

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This Lexus LFA was built by Yoichi Imamura for D1 Grand Prix duty this season. What I can safely say is the most expensive OEM car to be built into a professional drift car to date in the world. Rumor has it from reader Lexis King that this build features a TRD NASCAR motor and dogbox in place of the factory V10 engine. This is another pretty wild build to come out of Tokyo Auto Salon after we saw the unveiling of Mad Mike’s Formula Drift Asia RX-7 and Robbie Nishida’s 1000hp Nissan GT-R for Formula Drift Asia. Stay tuned to the website for more builds coming out soon! 
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Robbie Nishida Shows Off 1000hp Nissan GT-R at Tokyo Auto Salon for Formula Drift Asia

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Tokyo Auto Salon this year might have more drift car debuts than the SEMA Show at this rate of unveilings. Thanks to Mad Mike Whiddett’s social media savvy we found Robbie Nishida’s new Formula Drift Asia build. A 1000hp Nissan GT-R featuring a flat olive look and a Liberty Walk wide body kit. We don’t quite have all the specs on this car but it can serve I would imagine as a testing/learning vehicle for Daigo Saito’s GT-R coming to Formula Drift USA for 2015. No word yet if Robbie Nishida will also be running the most insane tire sizes for 2015 along with Daigo but we can assume, yes indeed.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Drift Alliance Celebrate 50 Years of Fun [VIDEO]

Here is Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his fellow Drift Alliance teammates hopping in Ford Mustang’s of all eras for this Ford Racing “50 Years of Fun” piece which brings together the celebration of the Ford Mustang. Watch some cars from every era get sideways in this cool piece.

Mad Mike’s New HUMBUL Looks Amazing – Tokyo Auto Salon 2015 Preview

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Mad Mike Whiddett’s HUMBUL is here! The 4 rotor twin turbo motor looks insane and the whole car is on the top quality one would expect to come from Mad Mike. Tons of the aero is sourced from Total Car Produce Magic (whom we found these photos through as well, thanks guys. The car is currently at Tokyo Auto Salon sitting in the Garrett Turbo booth in Hall 9.

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Vote for Dean Kearney’s 2015 livery

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Dean Kearney’s title sponsor Oracle Lighting is holding a poll on their Facebook Page to help choose the livery for the 2015 Formula D season. Both liveries were designed on Forza, and these two finalists were narrowed down from several other entries. Both entries have some clear influences from previous liveries that both Kearney and Sam Hubinette have worn on previous Dodge Viper drift cars. Which design do you like better?

Livery Design #1 (white):

 

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Livery Design #2 (red):

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Dreamride Los Angeles with Fredric Aasbo [VIDEO]

Fredric Aasbo finds himself in downtown Los Angeles and Willow Springs in a new video called Dreamride LA. The video shows his Scion tC taking on some downtown Los Angeles streets with a unique passenger. Sit down and buckle up as Fredric Aasbo throws down some out of this world driving around the mean streets of downtown Los Angeles.

 

Wrecked Magazine Issue 33 Is Here! [READ THIS]

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Wrecked Magazine Issue 33 is packed full of some great drift car build features. The cover features one very inspirational V8 swap/build with quality parts from brands such as Canton Racing and Vortech Supercharger. We peel back and look at Mad Mike’s old D1NZ RX-7 and head to the Caribbean’s Dominican Republic to show off this 1JZ powered LHD S15 Silvia. Hawk Pads teaches us how to stop and drift and we go IN FOCUS with Chris Forsberg.

Read This: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/issue33/html5/index.html

Conrad Grunewald adds twin turbo and nitrous for 2015 season

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Conrad Grunewald confirmed with us that the BRE Motorsports team will be building out a brand new engine package for 2015, pairing up two Garrett turbochargers with a nitrous setup and a box full of supporting parts from Scoggin Dickey to push some big horsepower numbers in his Chevy Camaro demo car.There have been a few photos trickling in over social media over the past month or so, but it looks like all the piping is in the final stages of fabrication. The car pictured is the 2010 to 2012 chassis that was built for the SEMA show, not the ‘new’ chassis BRE built in 2013. This car will be used for demos and exhibitions, and on display at all FD events, but will NOT be the main powerplant of his competition car. The horsepower wars continue!

UPDATE: This powerplant will be for a demo car. The main competition car will remain a naturally-aspirated LS7 + nitrous

Chris Jeanneret – 2014 Formula D Season Review [VIDEO]

Chris Jeanneret had a frustrating year in Formula Drift with his Honda S2000 drift car. This video feature gives you a round-by-round rundown of what happened at each round with Jeanneret and the Speedfactory team. Jeanneret has told us that he will be running the Pro 2 class during the 2015 Formula Drift season.