Photos by Adrian Wong
This monster was built by Daigo Saito the man himself for competition in Formula Drift Asia this year.
This 1,200-bhp Achilles Radial Lexus IS-C drift monster was built and developed alongside the Lexus SC430 for Daigo’s competition in Formula Drift USA.
Car Model: 2010 Lexus ISC
Engine: 3.4-litre Brian Crower stroker 2JZ-GTE
Power: 1,200 BHP
Turbo Kit: Garrett GT42R
Suspension: BC Suspension
Suit Harness: Sparco
Race Seats: Bride
Transmission: Holinger full sequential
Internals: HPS Silicon Hoses and Air Intake
Brakes: Willwood Dual Calliper
Tuner: ESPERANZA Tuning Japan
Clutch: SPEC Clutch and Flywheel
Intercooler: CX Racing
Steering: Orido Style
Fenders and Wing: SEIBON Carbon Fibre
Valves: NAPREC High Response
Lubricants: NEO Engine Oil and ATF
Camshaft Kit: DIGICAM
Fabricator: Design Craft
Tyres: Achilles R123 – 265/35R18 Rear and 265/35R18 Front
USA Technical Partner: Bridges Racing
Daigo has an unbroken winning streak of five consecutive Formula Drift Asia rounds – from his debut at Formula Drift Malaysia 2010, through the three rounds last year at Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, to this year’s opening round at Malaysia. Will he make it six in Singapore?
Find out at Formula Drift Singapore on 30 June and 1 July – remember to catch the ‘live’ broadcast of the Top 16 battles on ESPN in the afternoon of 1 July!
For more photos, view here.