Posts Tagged ‘D1


TPchecker & T&E – D1 Earth Project

Just got some more info on the BMW that will be driven by Takahiro Ueno in this year D1GP season. His new main sponsor will be TP Checker (they also sponsor the Impul GT-R in SuperGT) together they have started the D1 Earth Project 2009. TP Checker specialises in tire pressure measurements systems, as we all know the tire pressure on a full blown drift car is very important.

As I have mentioned before the car will be powered by a 2JZ-GTE but with an increased displacement of 3100cc. Other components include a HKS T51R turbo, HKS V-Cam Pro, HKS 1000cc injectors, HKS intercooler and radiator. The pistons, and connecting rods have also been replaced in favor of stronger HKS items. On the exhaust side of things we can find a HKS manifold and a Sui:Vax muffler ( we all know what Sui:Vax is right?). The transmission will be a six speed sequential with an ORC clutch

When looking at the exterior we all noticed a new widebody kit made by the Vertice department of T&E including the frontbumper, front fenders, sidesteps, rear fenders and rear bumper. The side mirrors are made by Craft Square and the carbon spoiler is made by Sard.

In the wheels department we can find the new Rays G2 wheels and they measure 19″ x 9.5j with an offset of +20 both in the front and in the rear. The tires are from Advan and measure 255/30/19 in the front and 265/30/19 in the rear. I’m not sure about the suspension but I’ve heard it is running a JIC system.

The interior is enhanced via two Bride Zeta III seats, Vertex 90mm steering wheels, custom carbon dashboard and a whole host of other custom parts.

The S14 that I showed you earlier with the same livery as this BMW will be used as a demo car and will be driven on numerous events throughout the year.

Did i mention that this BMW won second place in the best of show category ‘tuning’ during the Tokyo Auto Salon



Nob’s Altezza During Tokyo Drift

There’s the money shot, the canards in the rear have a striking resemblance with the DTM cars featured on Speedhunters



My Skyline ER34

Yesterday I was out driving my Skyline, but I forgot to take pictures because I was busy showing off to my friends. So today should be the day I could make some new pictures. The only thing that didn’t cooperated was the weather. So I couldn’t take the pictures I wanted to, but you get the idea

The car had a complete respray in white and we covered the car in some new graphics from the 2007 D1GP series.

And remember this car is still for sale, you can contact me via the email in the header.



Blitz colour schemes for 2008

Blitz has revealed some nice shots of their cars that they will be running in the Japanese Drag series and the D1 Street Legal series this year. It was a bit quit around Blitz last year but it looks like they are going to make up for that with thes hardcore machines.



Widebody RX7

This RX7 belongs to Mike Whiddet from New Zealand. He drifts in the D1NZ championship. This picture was taken at round 2 of this championship. Very cool shot.


Yashio Z33 New design for D1SL

Yashio boss Okachan has designed a new livery for his Z33 that he pilotes in the Street Legal D1 class. It now looks the same as the livery that can be found on the S15 that he drives in the D1GP.

In the first photo you see how it looked until now.


February 2023