Speaking of tire smoking drift cars and Porsches, another familiar face at the 2009 SEMA Show was Falken with a pair of very different blue and green high performance machines to show off what Team Falken is all about. It is nice to see that one manufacturer can be so successful in two completely different disciplines of motor sport.

Falken at the 2009 SEMA Show
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Representing the world of drifting where goal is to get sideways, light up the tires and hope for an outstanding crowd reaction in a matter of corners was Formula D driver and recent Japanese export Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s competition drift car, a 2010 Ford Mustang with enough supercharged Detroit iron under the hood to go through a set of Falkens in a matter of minutes. On the other hand, the Falken Porsche that races in the American Le Mans Series is about getting as much grip as possible from the sticky Falken slicks, keeping wheel spin to a minimum and hoping not to get the crowd on its feet until the end of the lengthy endurance race. If they got excited any sooner, it would probably signal the end of the car’s day. However as different as the setup on each of these cars is, they are both able to excel at their particular brand of motor sport.

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3 comments:

TJKEON  (138) posted on 01.19.2010

The mustang can do amazing things

TJKEON  (612) posted on 01.18.2010

It’s not true. It depends upon the setup to have a good drift on a muscle car especially if the handler of this car will be a professional drifter. I think I’ve watched it on YouTube, kindly check it there or read some articles here about Ford Mustang that I know I’ve read an article that have a video of a Mustang drifting.

TJKEON  (571) posted on 12.13.2009

Muscle Cars for Drift? Isn’t that muscle cars are a little bit heavier and it’s handling is not that good?

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