The Inside Info on Ken Gushi
Toyo Tires and Ford Racing Performance Parts
Announce 2005 Ford Mustang GT Drift Car with Driver Ken Gushi
CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tires and Ford Racing Performance Parts announce their all new 2005 Ford Mustang GT drift car equipped with Toyo Proxes T1-S ultra-high performance radials in 255/45R18 front and 285/40R18 rear sizes. Piloting this exciting new Mustang is 18-year-old Ken Gushi, a rising young star in the sport of Drifting.
The white Mustang features a GT-R themed body kit that includes front and rear fascias, rocker cover, quarters, a rear wing and blue competition stripes. The American muscle staccato and tire smoking horsepower will come from a 4.6-liter 4-valve V8 Supercharged Cobra “Terminator” engine with an anticipated 500+ rear wheel horsepower. Pumping massive quantities of air and fuel through the engine is a Ford Racing – Whipple Supercharger Upgrade Kit, a Cobra Air Meter and Clean Air Tube and a Magna Flow Cat-back Stainless Steel Exhaust System. Additional components include a 4.10 Ring & Pinion Upgrade Kit, Custom 2-piece Driveshaft and a Cobra “Terminator” 6-speed T-56 Manual Transmission. A full suspension treatment will be applied to this car, while interior components include Cobra R Recaro Racing Seats and a full complement of Ford Racing Gauges.
The 18-inch Cobra “R” chrome wheels will be shod with Proxes T1-S radials from Toyo Tires. Toyo’s Proxes T1-S provides the ultimate in traction for street performance machines. Its DSOC II computer design technology ensures a quality performance product, while its aggressive tread design enhances the appearance of your car.
The newest member of Team Toyo Drift is Ken Gushi, who will be piloting this wild 2005 Ford Mustang GT. Gushi was born in Okinawa, Japan, but has spent much of his life in the U.S. At a young age, he had already won events such as the $10,000.00 Winner-Take-All International Drifting Shoot-Out during the Road & Track U.S. Sports Car Invitational. Gushi has enjoyed great media popularity having been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and several youth market and niche automotive publications. Look for Ken Gushi and his Toyo Tires and Ford Racing Performance Parts 2005 Ford Mustang GT at a drifting event near you.
To follow Gushi and all of the Team Toyo Drift drivers competing in the up coming February 27th D1 Grand Prix, log onto teamtoyo.com.