Grey Gush: Ken Gushi's Got a New Ride
One of Formula D’s most popular drifters, Ken Gushi, just got a new ride — with it's debut at SEMA 2013. It's no surprise that it comes at a time when Scion is celebrating their 10 year anniversary.
And while this machine might have light-up emblems like all the other Scion 10 Series, but you wont ever see this FR-S just roaming the streets.
Build by GReddy for Scion Racing’s Ken Gushi this drift machine is dressed to impress. Last season’s livery designed by Jon Sibal very wild and vibrant, but this year they went with a modest grey tone and used its sponsors to play with the design.
It’s a really nice touch, something that isn’t usually seen and very refreshing from the typical sponsor roll calls on other cars. Not only do you know who sponsored it, but you also know where their product is. It’s basically a live blueprint (or greyprint?) of the design that went into it all.
Just like the toned down paint job, this FR-S features the new Rocket Bunny Ver. 2 aero kit designed by Kei Miura of TRA Kyoto. While still an aggressive bunny, Miura also went with some subtle design elements as well.
With this version the front end was completely redesigned, given a larger grill for increased airflow and circular air vents with LEDs inside each of them.
The ducktail spoiler seems a lot more toned down from the first version big wing spoiler. But this style really pays homage to some of the early signature looks of Rocket Bunny kits past.
Now we move on to the heart of the beast. Ever since the release of the FR-S, I’ve always heard murmurs comparing this car to a baby Supra. Well compare no more now that GReddy dropped in a 2JZ motor, giving The Gush around 750 HP to play with next season. Power will not be an issue for him to say the least.
The Formula Drift season might have just recently ended, but with a peak of Ken Gushi’s new work place, I can’t wait for the next one to start and watch this FR-S wiping the turns.