Japanese tuning house, Liberty Walk, first made waves last year with their wide body Lamborghini Murcielago. They continued to turn heads at this year’s SEMA show with body kits for the Nissan GT-R and the Ferrari 458 Italia:
It turns out that Liberty Walk’s founder, Wataru Kato, had set an ultimatum to shut the company down had their Murcielago not been a big hit last year. GT Channel got a pretty in-depth interview with him where they talk about where Kato-san got his influences and how he manages to promote the Liberty Walk brand image despite of not speaking any English.
GT Channel brings us this exclusive footage from this year’s SEMA show. The CEO of Polyphony Digital and creator of the Gran Turismo series of racing games for the Sony Playstation, Kazunori Yamauchi, gets drifting lessons from the 2011 Formula D Champion, Diajiro Yoshihara in his LSx powered S13 Nissan 240SX. Yamauchi-san visits the SEMA show to pick give out awards to his favorite cars which are then featured in the Gran Turismo games. What makes this interesting is that Yamauchi-san clearly has an excellent understanding behind the physics and mechanics of car control, but has never tried drifting before. Check out how he does: