A closed mountain road, trees fluttering over the pavement, and a car screaming around each corner sideways.

This is Daigo Saito, the orange-haired pro, one of the best drifters in Japan or the world. This is his turbo straight six JZX100 Chaser.


Here’s how shooter Luke Huxham described the run.

Daigo came out to Gunsai touge course made famous in Hot Version for a couple runs during one my my HKS filming projects. Stuck a couple camera’s on his car and filmed him tearing up the skinny mountain course...No Daigo, NO PARTY!

Is it wonderful to see such a big four-door sedan sideways on such a tiny road? Yes.


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