LAS VEGAS (Nov. 2, 2004) — Professional drifting´s getting some more American horse power in 2005.
Toyo Tires and Ford Racing Performance Parts are fielding a upercharged 4-valve, 4.6-liter V8 that will pump out approximately 500 horsepower. The Mustang will do battle in both Formula Drift and D1 Grand Prix professional drift series.
The white drift Mustang will be shod with 255/45R18 Toyo Proxes T1-S ultra high performance radials in front, while 285/40R-18s will be in the chrome Cobra R wheels at the rear.
Joining Team Toyo Drift at the wheel of Ford´s newest pony car will be Southern California drifting star Ken Gushi, 18, who won a $10,000 drifting shootout during a Road & Track magazine sports car invitational and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today as well as tuner magazines and websites.