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The drifting scene in Sydney is constantly growing and its drifters are out there trying to perfect their skills to become better and long standing members of the drifting community. So, it only makes sense that the vehicles used should be as good as the drivers, and its specifications enhanced to keep up with those of modern vehicles being introduced on a daily basis. So here at Street-Cover, we present to you the Team Exedy Toyota Soarer. We had a chance to shoot this beast the day before its next appearance at the Top Gear Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park. At the end of 2011, Levi Clarke was approached by Gary Snow from Tokage Racing Imports who had given him the opportunity to pilot this 500+ HP 2JZ powered Soarer. Being an excellent opportunity to compete in the 2013 stadium drift pro series how could Levi refuse? The car received a significant overhaul before the pro series where the engine was completely stripped down and rebuilt. The current crew members of the team are Gary, Daryll, Irene, Trent, and Alex.

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The Top Gear Festival would prove to be the team’s third outing with their freshly built Soarer. Returning once again to Sydney Motorsport Park, Levi and the team are quite familiar with the track having had their first shakedown at the Australia Day Drift Festival earlier in the year. It’s always stressful when shaking down a freshly built motor, so much blood, sweat and tears.. you just pray that it comes out of the other side in one piece.

Up on the rack you can see dyed-rubber tyres which create bright pink coloured rooster tails! Levi and the team are dedicated to giving the people a good show.

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The Top Gear Festival would prove to be the teams third outing with their freshly built Soarer. Returning once again to Sydney Motorsport Park, Levi and the team are quite familiar with the track having had their first shakedown at the Australia Day Drift Festival earlier in the year. Its always stressful when shaking down a freshly built motor, so much blood, sweat and tears.. you just pray that it comes out of the other side in one piece.

Up on the rack you can see dyed-rubber tyres which create bright pink coloured rooster tails! Levi and the team are dedicated to giving the people a good show.

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Fitted with a BN Sports Blister kit with 50mm wide fenders, the cars bulging body looks as menacing as can be, when Levi hits those clipping points. So youre in for a tight squeeze if you plan on doing any tandem-ing with Levi!

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Pink Shoes on both Master and Machine. Who says its girly?

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Pink Shoes on both Master and Machine. Who says its girly?

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Digging this artwork done all around the car. Whats more intimidating than skull and cross bones?

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Digging this artwork done all around the car. Whats more intimidating than skull and cross bones?

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Digging this artwork done all around the car. Whats more intimidating than skull and cross bones?

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Sunset shots are always the best.

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After a long hard day of shooting, the sun sets over Sydney Motorsport Park. The team definitely knows how to make a drift car look good.

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Heres a little peak at that 500+HP 2JZ power plant. Its running Wiseco pistons and rings, Eagle Rods, Fidanza adjustable cam gears, Twin Walbro 500 hp fuel pumps and a Power FC computer.

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Braided water canteen provides fluid to its pilot. They need to stay cool too!

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Pink knobs and long black poles.

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When youre running this much power, it takes its toll on other components. To reliably put that power down day after day, a Jerico 4sp dog box was chosen.

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Nothing but the essentials. Of course a warning label is needed for the safety of all passengers.. remove those bras ladies.

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The car is fitted with a KTS roll cage which is bolted in.

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As the sun sets over this brightly coloured beast we grab some of the best shots seen here at Street Cover.

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Being one of the crowds favourites, the Exedy Soarer was definitely a stand out at this year’s Top Gear Festival.

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Were very excited to see what’s in store for the Exedy team. With events coming up such as the launch of The Australian Drifting GP series, and the Formula Drift Asia series.

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Here at the Street Cover team we’d like to thank the whole team at Exedy and Tokage for giving us the opportunity to document one step in their journey and we wish them luck at their future events. We hope to see more and more racing teams coming out with bigger and better builds, each better than the last. It’s really exciting to see this growth in the sport and what our Aussies can bring to the worlds drifting stage!

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Levi Clarke has now got a fan page, so be sure to like it and get up to date with his progress and feature projects.

Spec List
Make: Toyota
Model: Soarer
Car built by: Garry @ Tokage Racing Imports
Engine: 500+HP 2jz
Engine built by: Garry @ Tokage Racing Imports
Crew Members: Gary, Daryll, Irene, Trent, Alex,
Gearbox: Gerico 4sp dog box
Diff: TRD 2 way
Wheels: Work ssr
Tyres: Federal RSR
Suspension: KTS coilovers
Body Kit: BN Sport

List Modifications:

– 2JZGTE Forged.
– Wiseco pistons and rings.
– Eagle Rods.
– Crower 264 deg Camshafts.
– Fidanza adjustable cam gears.
– Twin Walbro 500 hp fuel pumps.
– 850cc high impedence fuel injectors. *Garret GT 3540 Turbo with .83 housing.
– HKS 50mm external wastegate.
– Power FC computer.
– Gerico 4sp dog box
– Exedy twin plate clutch.
– TRD 2 way in a 3.9 V8 Soarer Diff.
– KTS Japan Fully adjustable coilovers.
– Modified big lock front knuckles.
– Ikeya Formula adjustable rear upper arms.
– Modified KTS Japan rear traction arms, modified rear traction arm front mounting points.
– BN-SPORTS Blister Kit
– Fibreglass doors
– Lexen door windows and quarter windows.
– 1.7 meter carbon GT Wing.

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