A Look at A’PEXi’s Formula Drift Lexus SC430

After a small break from Formula Drift, A’PEXi is back and ready to get down to business with a new driver, Patrick Mordaunt, and a revamped Lexus SC430 for the 2012 race season.

Photo source: A’PEXI.com

In revamping the SC for the new drift season, A’PEXi partnered up with Seibon Carbon to shed some serious weight off of the SC430. For the maximum in performance and weight-loss, the SC will be running dry-carbon doors, hood, trunk, and wing. Additional exterior components include a FRP Full Aero Kit, also produced by Seibon Carbon.

Other performance upgrades consist of components from NOS, NGK, ClutchMasters, Web Cam, and A’PEXi’s damper SPL. (drift spec), modified spindle (front), and SPL. roll bar. Check out the complete spec sheet below. And no, Yokohama is not a typo. This year Yokohama has made its big return to Formula Drift in A’PEXi’s SC430.

Photo source: A’PEXI.com

The new Formula Drift season is off to a good start with Pat qualifying at 23rd against fifty-six competitors at Round 1 in Long Beach. We wish the best of luck to Pat Mordaunt and the A’PEXi team on the rest of the Formula Drift season!

Up next is Round 2 at Atlanta on May 11-12. As always, stay tuned for more updates on the Seibon Carbon equipped A’PEXi SC430.


Toyota 4.3L V8 (3UZ-FE)


Web Camshafts

ARE Dry-Sump System

A’PEXi SPL. Headers

NGK Spark Plugs

Torco SR-5R 20W50 Synthetic Oil


ClutchMasters Twin-Plate Clutch w/ custom flywheel

G-Force 4-Speed GSR Transmission

OS Giken Super Lock 2-Way L.S.D

Torco RGO 85W140 Racing Gear Oil


SEIBON FRP Full Aero Kit (Front Bumper, Side Skirts, Rear Bumper)

SEIBON Carbon Dry Carbon Vented Hood

SEIBON Carbon Dry Carbon Doors

SEIBON Carbon Dry Carbon Trunk

SEIBON Carbon Dry Carbon Wing (GTR35 MS-Style)


A’PEXi S1 Damper SPL. (Drift Spec)

A’PEXi Modified Spindle (Front)

A’PEXi SPL. Roll Bar

Battle Version Rear Lower Control Arms

Battle Version Rear Traction Rods

Battle Version Rear Toe Links

Wheels / Tires

WedsSport SA-67R

Front: 18.0” x 9.0” (+20)

Rear: 18.0” x 10.0” (+15)

Yokohama Advan Neova AD08

Front: 245/40-18

Yokohama S. Drive

Rear: 275/35-18