Oct 23, 2012

V8 Shakedown with Tengku Djan

What's up guys, it has been a busy, busy weekend for me. With the usual jobs and also MotoGP happening in Sepang (We'll get to that a little later). The weekend kicked of when Speed City KL emcee, Wan Bro invited me to Djan's engine testing at SCKL on Saturday morning.
BS Potenza RE-11s
Most of his team showed up and had breakfast. After that at 10.30am we started testing the machine. Djan's new engine is a Chevrolet LS7 taken from a Corvette Z06. It generates 438lb/ft of torque (594Nm) and outputs around 400bhp (298.3kW). Despite the new engine, the 180SX is still using the same basic set up including a few bits from M7 Japan.
Testing went on from morning all the way to 4pm in the afternoon. Bit by bit, the team fine tuned the car to obtain optimal performance in preparation to Formula Drift Indonesian. According to Djan, the car itself now behaves differently as he claims it became a "whole different animal". He also feels the differents in vehicle dynamics since the LS7 is heavier than the SR20DET. But on the upside, he claims that the power band is much more progressive so the car is much easier to drive throttle-wise.
  Further testing will be done in the near future. MC wishes good luck to Tengku Djan for the final Formula Drift Championship in Jakarta. That's all from me, peace!

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Oct 17, 2012

Saturday Night Drift Assault 48.0

What up guys,this is MC reporting on SNDA 48.0. This week has been one of those good drift events since we got Djan and Loyai driving tonight. We also had Bullzai around but only as a visitor. Same old stuff but this week, we witnessed Djan and Loyai going side by side like how bad ass drifters should do. Also this week, we showcased the 2006 Ford Mustang GT. Equipped with a turbo-charged V8. (Wait, turbocharged?) During the parade ride, Speed City KL attempted to set the record for most drifters performing donuts at one time. Well guess that's all from me. Peace!

Very well said by Bullzai Hamdan

Loyai hitting the clipping point

Wall kissing by Djan

AES Speed Trap? With angle?

Djan and Loyai. Formula Drift Asia stars



Mustang GT
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Oct 11, 2012

Saturday Night Drift Assault 47.0

What's up, last weekend Speed City had it's 47th Saturday Night Drift Assault. Not much happening this week. But for those who were lucky to be here, we got to see a freshly built drift machine driven by Angah. An matte green AE85 Levin. This week we were visited by Special Evolution car club who decorated their cars with a huge number of LED lights and some killer stereos. Here, I also wanna announce that this weekend on SNDA 48.0 there will be a special tandem battle between Djan Ley and Loyai Hanizam. Don't forget to show up this weekend, peace.

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Oct 2, 2012

Saturday Night Drift Assault 46.0

What up guys, newest edition to the SNDA series at Speed City KL. This week, we witness some high end cars drifting right here. We had 2 S15s, and 3 RX7s up in here. This week, we were also visited by the Waja Performance Club with their colourful collection of Proton Wajas and the JZ troopers. For ya'll who don't know, the JZ troopers basically consists on cars who run on Toyota 1JZ or 2JZ engines which are originally from the Toyota Supra. They were kind enough to drift donuts around the WPC. Well, that's all for now, peace!

Djan Ley


JZ Troopers

Sofea and Nadia
Video courtesy of Zaku Photo Malaya

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