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INFO
02-12-2010, 01:10 PM
(TEAM UPDATE) APEX'i New FORMULA DRIFT CAR For 2010

APEX'i is building a new car for 2010 and the progress will be documented by video.

APEX'i will release more details at a later time.

Jonny Fonseca
02-18-2010, 09:04 AM
Any updates on this yet?

DataXUnknown
02-18-2010, 10:43 AM
Did they ever have anything besides the FD that won the 2004 D1GP? I never really saw much of Apex'i out there. I definitly want to see what they have in store for Formula D.

fcpmarcus
02-18-2010, 10:58 AM
i think he might be driving a sc430

it says in the poll that miki is gonna drive one this year: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2010/02/15/what-2010-story-are-you-most-looking-forward-to-at-long-beach/

INFO
02-18-2010, 11:07 AM
Did they ever have anything besides the FD that won the 2004 D1GP? I never really saw much of Apex'i out there. I definitly want to see what they have in store for Formula D.

APEX'i has 3 FD's

INFO
02-18-2010, 12:33 PM
Did they ever have anything besides the FD that won the 2004 D1GP? I never really saw much of Apex'i out there. I definitly want to see what they have in store for Formula D.



There were 3 FD’s built for drifting by A’PEXi:

Car No. 1 – Built in Japan by A’PEXi Co. Ltd. Japan
Campaign: 2001-2003
Driver: Youichi Imamura
Vertex Wide Body Version

Car No. 2 – Built in the USA by APEX Integration, Inc.
Campaign: 2003 - 2009
Driver: Youichi Imamura (2003-2005)
Vertex Ridge Wide Body Version

Built as a LHD car for the USA during the first D1GP USA event in 2003

Later converted to RHD in the middle of the 2008 Formula D Series

Campaigned with Bergenholtz Racing/ Nitto Tires (2007-2008)

Driver: Ryuji Miki (2007-2008)
Vertex Ridge Wide Body Version, White-Blue-Yellow graphic scheme

Campaigned as A’PEXi/ Hankook Tires (2009), 2 podium finishes at Las Vegas, NV (Round 4- 2nd place) and Sonoma, CA (Round 6- 3rd place)

Driver: Ryuji Miki (2009)

R-Magic GT Wide Body Version, Matte Black/Red graphic scheme

Car No. 3 – Built by A’PEXi Co. Ltd. Japan
Campaign: 2003-2005
Driver: Youichi Imamura
Vertex Ridge Wide Body Version

2003 D1GP Series Champion

2nd most winning chassis in D1GP behind the Nissan S15 built by AP Boss, driven by Kazama, Ueo, and Imamura.

Bebop
05-30-2010, 02:50 AM
Got some spy shots

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v600/blazeone/o0600045010566434424.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v600/blazeone/o0600045010566434128.jpg

Justin Banner
05-30-2010, 09:07 AM
See, this is why I envy you in some ways, blaze. :D

b_hydra
05-30-2010, 09:33 AM
Nice spyshots, blaze1 -- thanks for posting them.

Looks like the car is coming along well, I'm imagining it will debut at Seattle, maybe? I think the FD3S may be starting to show signs of wear catching up with it -- not sure why, but it just seemed like it wasn't as sharp or responsive at Atlanta as I remember it being in past years... (Maybe I'm just crazy and imagining things, though.)

Interested to see how the introduction of a new chassis fares for Apexi and Drift Emporium. I'm under the impression Droo-p has had limited success with the SC430 that Kazuya Matsukawa is driving in D1GP.

Bebop
05-30-2010, 09:37 AM
HAHA sorry guys, I did not take these shots.

They were taken by Rob Nishida and were on his blog, just posted them up since no one did already.

Justin Banner
05-30-2010, 10:15 AM
HAHA sorry guys, I did not take these shots.

You cheat! :p