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April 5, 2012
 

Video: Ken Gushi, Formula Drift Scion FR-S Meet the Pavement

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Video: Ken Gushi, Formula Drift <b>Scion FR S</b> Meet the Pavement

Video: Ken Gushi, Formula Drift <b>Scion FR S</b> Meet the Pavement

For Ken Gushi, eliminating the tC as his Formula car was the end of one chapter, but fortunately, the start of a new and very good one is on the horizon. Gushi will be the 2013 Scion sports coupe, but before the season begins, he gave Super Street magazine a first look at his track-ready .

Before we get to see Gushi shift into first gear though, the drifter talks about how building the track-ready wasn’t easy for Scion Racing and GReddy performance, saying they basically started from “ground zero” because they didn’t have any data on the car. As a result, it was only a matter of testing it, breaking it, and starting all over again to get the performance to the desired level. Kenji Sumino, president of GReddy Performance Products, knows a tough road lies ahead, putting the flat-four up against V-8s in the Formula series.

Gushi isn’t worried— he already feels chemistry with the FR-S since it reminds him of the AE86, the first car he slid around in when he was 13 years old. Gushi believes the will bring driving back to the sport, and while we expect the FR-S to do great things, Sumino emphasizes there’s still a lot of room for upgrades. Will the FR-S live up to the hype? Find out what Gushi thinks by watching the below.

Source: automobilemag

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