A DRIFT MONSTER IS REVEALED
For this particular reveal, Ahmad choses one of the best spots in #Jordan , the dead sea area. It is the lowest point on earth with approximately -430 meters below sea level.
Take a look at the reveal here showing the amazing performance of this vehicle
The Story Behind The Build
The build started in January of 2020. Our initial research and planning was based on my participation in the Oman International Drift Championship, with the V8-powered RC F - Which made us more aware of the platform we're working on. It was set on what parts needed to be fabricated and developed by our partners in the U.S and Europe to improve handling and reduce weight with the new build.
Fabricators and mechanics got ready and were eager to start building the long-awaited race car. Everything was ready to make sure we maintain momentum to finish the car on time... but right before they went to sleep that night, me and my team were hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and on top of that, a full martial law lockdown in Jordan, banning any vehicles to go on the road. Meaning, all the custom-made parts from around the world either never arrived to the country, or landed, but were not obtainable. That was an unexpected turn of events, where there is no longer a known date to anything.
Once a few days has passed through the quarantine and we confirmed safety, the team and I decided to get back to work, literally cycling our way to the garage. Me, living the furthest, I had to cycle an hour and a half every day, to overlook the build every step of the way, accidentally becoming a fan of cycling.
On the brighter side, with the cancellation of the scheduled competitions, the team had more time to dig into further details, fine-tune the work and take this build to a different level from what was initially planned.
The lockdown has been lifted, and we were told that we only have a 3-days window to use our pre-submitted road block requests that we initially planned for the reveal filming. The reveal film was the RC F's first ever showdown, where during filming it, I was going back and forth into fine-tuning and adjusting the car and at the same time, getting mind blown by what the team was able to build under all the tough circumstances we had to go through. I couldn't be happier.
Lexus RC F Carbon Kevlar Specs
Max Power: 1200hp, Rev Limit: 9,000rpm, Weight: 1250kg/2755lb, Distribution: 47/53%
Lexus RCF ,Formula Drift-spec cage, fully stitch-welded chassis, custom front/rear crash bars
NMK performance 3.0 2JZ vvti engine, 10:1 compression, CP pistons, BC rods, BC lightweight Crankshaft, BC 272 Race spec camshafts, BC springs, retainers and valves, stage 4 CNC head, Titan 5 stage dry sump kit, Hypertune Big port Intake manifold, Hypertune custom anodized cam covers, HGK engine mount, Nitrous Express 200hp Kit, custom 3.5” oval exhaust system
Radium engineering Fuel cell surge tank, Radium engineering 40L fuel cell, Radium engineering fuel pressure regulator, Radium engineering fuel filter, 1700cc Injector Dynamics
Garrett GTX3584RS, Tial 60mm wastegate
Samsonas 4-speed sequential transmission, Competiton Clutch 215 victory series clutch, Winters Performance quick-change differential, carbon fiber driveshaft & stage 5 axles
Link Thunder ecu, Link AIM dash, Link fuel pressure and temperature sensor, Link oil pressure and temp sensor, Link EGT, Link wideband sensor, Link 4 bar map sensor, Link 4 port boost solenoid
HGK custom radiator with Carbon Fiber shroud, Spal dual Fans, Dual Mocal 25 row oil coolers, Garrett 3.5” intercooler
BC racing 2 way custom coilovers, figs engineering front and rear knuckles and arms,Nitron 3-way adjustable front & rear coilovers,Wilwood 6-piston calipers & Wilwood drilled rotors (front), Wilwood 4-piston calipers & Wilwood drilled rotors (rear), ASD hydraulic handbrake
Rays 57CR 18×9.5inch (front) 19x10.5inch (rear), 255/35R18 (front) 285/35R19 (rear) Toyo R888RD
Complete carbon-Kevlar Rocket Bunny aero body kit, carbon Kevlar roof, carbon-Kevlar doors,
Carbon Kevlar Sparco seats, Schroth 6-point seat belts, Sparco steering wheel, part-flocked carbon fibre dash,Tilton adjustable pedal assembly