If, like me, you follow plenty of overseas drifting, then it's likely you've heard that D1 Grand Prix–legend Youichi Imamura will be piloting a Lexus LFA for the upcoming season. Insane yes, crazy no! The supercar has been built by a Toyota dealership network known as OTG (Osaka Toyopet Group), who own a large number of Toyota Dealerships, and I'm guessing one of the owners just had a spare LFA lying around. The V10 is long gone and in its place a TRD-build Nascar V8, similar to the one found in the RS*R 86. With a chassis that is made up of nearly all composites, I hope whoever is fitting the repair bills has very, very deep pockets. While the video is very unbefitting of the car, it's all that we have until the D1GP season kicks off. 

Leading image photo courtesy of Yoichi Imamura's Facebook page

Marcus Gibson

Marcus Gibson has spent his life getting a little grease under his fingernails growing up with a fascination for all things loud, fast, and low. Growing up during the boom of the import scene, the last ten years have seen him work for a few publications, as well as running his own website before taking up a role at NZ Performance Car in 2011. Marcus is as at home with a keyboard or camera in-hand as he is getting dirty in his workshop or at the track, championing that Kiwi DIY attitude.