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Dai Yoshihara Spec Subaru BRZ Drift Machine debuts at SEMA 2013

DY Edition Rocket Bunny Version 2 Emerges

Scott Tsuneishi
Nov 7, 2013

Round 7 of the 2013 Formula D at Irwindale Speedway was an emotional moment for both Dai Yoshihara closed out the season by bidding a final farewell to his 2010 Championship car for one last time. Saying goodbye is never easy, but the loss was short lived as we caught news that quickly across the tuner world that Dai and his team were not in vain and had already been prepping a new drift platform for the upcoming 2014 FD Championship season. With the help of current fabricator Scott Dodgion of SPD Metalworks based in Placentia CA. And the rest of the group, the team transformed a 2014 Subaru the monster you see before you.

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The car’s graphics, or lack of, mght look a bit plain but there’s a good reason why. Falken Tires and Forza Motorsports recently disclosed to us that they are throwing down a contest to see who can design the hottest livery. The winning graphic scheme will be placed on the vehicle for the entire 2014 FD season. How awesome is that?

Kei Miura, the man who designed the legendary Rocket Bunny wide body kit played an integral part in offering his newest Version 2 kit for the exterior with the addition of DY Champion wheels and a few additional body modifications per Dai’s request. The “no frills” interior layout offers a roll cage and bucket seat along with all the necessary gauges to keep close monitoring of the engines vitals.

The vented hood is reminiscent of the Subaru WRX as it plays an integral role in keeping engine temps to a minimum as well as offering additional clearance for a soon to be installed V8 power plant, similar to the one that powered his beloved S13. With an estimated 800whp on tap, you can be sure that this high horsepower machine along with its lightweight chassis is sure to evoke some fear in FD competitors the upcoming season.

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