You want something different? I’ll give you something different.
Recently, Car Make Rasty’s boss got it into his head that Crowns had not yet really gained much popularity as a drift car. With the help of Yasushi Wakamatsu, a pair of Crowns have been undergoing some undercover drift work at circuits around Kanto.
So what does fukumen mean? It’s the word for “undercover patrol car” in Japan, which means “mask”, or literally translated, “reverse face”. Crowns like this Athlete variant are commonly used for highway patrol cars, since they have a turbocharged 1JZ-GTE engine.
You don’t usually see them crossed up and smoking it with a cop behind the wheel though. A simple five-speed swap, diff and suspension is all it needs.
You might be thinking by now that this is the ultimate sleeper drift car. Nobody would ever suspect this, would they?
I’ll see your sedan, and raise you a wagon.
This Crown Estate station wagon the other half of the pair.
Try to look at this and not laugh. Imagine a family of five with a dog in the back, doing this.
The undercover theme extends to the interior too.
A 1JZ as standard means not much work is needed to get a decent amount of power out of the wagon.
Plenty of room for spare wheels!
Wakamatsu can ride the kerbs at Nikko as well as anybody you care to mention.
Come to think of it, they do look kind of suspicious when lined up together.
How cool is a Crown drifter? I think this photo answers that question.Tags: Auto Garage Amigo, Car Make Rasty, Crown, four door, Toyota, wagon, Yasushi Wakamatsu
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