Shot, directed and edited by Struan Wallace
Driver – Ian King
Venue – Caliraya Mountain Philippines
Note: Roads were cleared before every shot.
As with all motorheads, Ian King loves tuning cars. Having been modifying cars since he was 16, and driving since he was 14, he has become one of the most famous drifters in Philippine motorsports today.
You will usually see him in our local drifting competitions in an all carbon fiber body kit Nissan S14, or an RB26DETT powered Nissan R33 GTR Ute (which started life as an A31 Cefiro with the rear chopped into a pickup ute by DMF, and the front clip changed to that of a Nissan R33 GTR).
This video of the M5 has been shot at in the Caliraya Mountain Public Road in an effort to experience the Touge drifting known in Japan, made famous to the world by the Inital D series. Touge is a Japanese word literally meaning “pass.” It refers to a mountain pass or any of the narrow, winding roads that can be found in and around the mountains of Japan? and other geographically similar areas.
Of course due to the location, safety had been the primary consideration before the shoot. Spotters were strategically located in key positions to give advance warning of other motorists or potential hazards.
Ian came from the rest house wearing slippers, when suddenly his friend with the HD camera said that they should try drifting in the mountain. Having always wanted to do a Touge drift, Ian grabbed the opportunity, and off they went to Caliraya Mountain Pass. During the whole drifting sequence, Ian had been on his bare feet! To think that this had been sort of a “spur of the moment” video, the results are awesome!
The only drifting technique used by Ian in the entire video sequence was the clutch kick. The handbrake was not used the entire time.
A substantial list of modifications had been done to allow this car to drift as graceful as you can see on the video. And apart from the specifications list below, Ian’s mechanic had also done some tuning to tighten the rear differential.
Ian King’s E39 BMW M5
Black Kidney grilles
ATOY Custom Chin Spoiler
ABS plastic eyelids
AC Schnitzer rear visor
Custom Brake Ducts
White angel eyes
4000k yellow fog lights
Custom painted interior trim
Removed Phone and Antennae
UUC Short Shift Kit with DSSR
PSS9 Bilstien Coilover Suspension
Eibach Front and Rear Sway Bars
Dinan Front and Rear Strut Bars
Power Flex bushings
Rouge Transmission mounts
TC Rear Swaybar Mounts
Meisterschaft GT Exhaust with Xpipe
K&N Air Filter
Custom Fuel Mapping
Stoptech Option 2 Big Brake Kit
Stainless brake lines
Wheels and Tires:
19 inch Staggered Breyton wheels
255/40/19 front INVO Nitto tires
285/30/19 Rear INVO Nitto tires
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