Race-Spec Lexus IS F Drifting Fail

At a Tokyo Auto Salon demonstration event last week, a Gazoo Racing Lexus IS F was all ready to put on a show — unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned:

Here’s the bizarre accident from another angle:

So what happened? The first video shows that the driver has lined the IS F up to cut close to the orange cones, but fails to see the concrete blocks — it all makes for an unfortunate turn of events that both the driver and the show organizers won’t soon forget.

(Thanks to Joe Z. for his crash theory!)


  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    He doesn’t seems try to drift & he seems to accidentally applied throttle as he doesn’t even steer his car !

  • Brad

    Was that Akio with the red jacket on?Being a racing enthusiast himself,(Akio)I’m sure that he’s just as heart broken as we are.(minor compared to everything he stood up against last year though-very minor)It’s too bad this IS-F didn’t get a chance too show its stuff though.Especially for the GR & TRD parties involved.

  • http://twitter.com/CruxFiveTen Crux

    The guy on the red jacket is not Akio.

  • Brad

    Have to admit,i did FF through the video to make it less painful(or not)for me to watch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    That was quite impressive. A racing car managed to climb onto some blocks.

  • Mike DeLorca

    Very hard to watch…..I am overall impressed with the lightning quick speed that the situation is evaluated and processed so quickly to remove….i guess after Japan Tsunami you learn to survey the moment and move quickly…..the Japanese are incredible minds to watch at work….I hope the driver is safe and sound and no injuries.  They will be back at it shortly.

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  • BOSS

    Well, that was embarrassing lol.

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  • Zxer

    Wow the concrete crunched the Lexus

  • Brad

    I agree.I love everything about their culture!

  • http://www.facebook.com/teekay.tk Taimur Khan

    he is Akios’s evil twin :)

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  • Truth

    What an imbecile…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jun-Wang/743704536 Jun Wang

    that driver was a complete idiot and did it on purpose