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Ksport Formula D 350Z

After being absent from the drift community for a good 2 years, Team Ksport USA battled their way thru the competition during the 2011 season thanks to our new driver Corey Hosford. Piloting our LS1 powered S13.5 he was able to secure his Formula Drift license in only 3 Pro-Am events. With Corey earning his Formula Drift license, this lead to Team Ksport USA wanting to unleash something completely new for the 2012 Formula Drift Competition Series. We brainstormed for a couple weeks debating what chassis to go with and ended up choosing the Nissan 350z due to its excellent handling characteristics, sexy body lines and the fact that there is an abundance of aftermarket support for it. The Ksport USA 350z made its debut at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. We had only 8 weeks to get the car ready in time for SEMA but Team Ksport along with the help of many sponsors was able to make it happen. Stay tuned for more info, pics and videos as we gear up for another Formula Drift Season!

350z Main Photo

About the Driver – Corey Hosford

Corey Hosford (27, Gilbert, AZ) approached us in March of 2011. He had heard from several of his fellow co-workers that Ksport was possibly looking for a new driver. Corey is a full time driving instructor at the well-known Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Chandler, AZ. Being a rookie in the drift world didn’t stop Corey from jumping right in and securing 2 podium finishes out of 3 events during the Vegas Pro-Am Series. Corey’s outstanding performances lead him to secure his Formula Drift license. Corey has the dedication and eagerness to learn from the best which we feel is going to propel Team Ksport to new levels for seasons to come.



BUILD SPECS



ENGINE & TRANSMISSION


  • Chevy 6.7L 408ci Stroker Engine (HP & TQ 700+)
  • Magnuson TVS2300 Supercharger
  • Wiseco Pistons
  • Eagle 4340 Forged Crankshaft
  • Eagle Rods
  • GMPerformance LS3 Cylinder Heads
  • ARP Rod Bolts
  • Texas Speed Blower Camshaft
  • Texas Speed 92mm Throttle Body
  • Katech Tensioner
  • PRC Dual Valve Springs and Titanium Retainers
  • Texas Speed Chromoly Pushrods
  • Evans Water Pump
  • S&S Machined Block & Engine Assembly
  • Fueled Racing Engine Mount Kit
  • Fueled Racing Long Tube Equal Length Headers
  • Fueled Racing Moroso Oil Pan Kit
  • Fueled Racing Fuel Line Kit
  • Fueled Racing LSx T56 Clutch Kit
  • Fueled Racing Power Steering Kit
  • Griffin Race Spec Radiator
  • ECU Tuned By UMS Tuning in Mesa, AZ
  • T56 Tremec 6spd with carbon internals
  • Exedy GT04XD Twin Plate Clutch and Lightened Flywheel
  • AimSports MXL Pista Race Data Acquisition System

EXTERIOR


  • BASF/R-M Carizzma Colors Featuring “Ksport Orange”
  • Paint by Elite Automotive Finishes in Mesa, AZ
  • Airbrush Art by Hipnotic Air
  • Graphics by Xsell Media
  • AIT Racing AMU Front bumper, Rear Bumper, Side Skirts
  • AIT Racing VIP Front Fenders
  • AIT Racing Battle Series Carbon Fiber Hood
  • AIT Racing Carbon Fiber Doors
  • AIT Racing Carbon Fiber Rear Hatch
  • ARP Carbon Fiber Front Wind Splitter
  • ARP Forumla GT3 Carbon Fiber Mirrors
  • ANZO USA Black Housing Headlights
  • ANZO USA LED Black Taillights

INTERIOR


  • Future Fabrications Formula D Spec Roll Cage
  • OMP TRS Race Seats
  • OMP Safety Seat Belts
  • 425 Motorsports Seat Brackets
  • Momo Drift Steering Wheel
  • Pegasus Fire Suspression System
  • Ksport Quick Release Hub
  • Ksport Pnuematic Air Jacks
  • Ksport Hydraulic Handbrake

SUSPENSION & BRAKES


  • Ksport Slide Kontrol Coilovers
  • Ksport 14″ Big Brake Kit with 8 Pot Front & Dual 4 Pot Rear Calipers
  • Ksport Rear Traction Links
  • SPL Parts Rear Differential Bushings
  • SPL Parts Front Camber Arms
  • SPL Parts Rear Camber Arms
  • SPL Parts Rear Toe Arms
  • Powered By Max Super Angle Kit

WHEELS & TIRES


  • WedsSport TC105N Wheels
  • 18×9.5 +10mm RR Face – Front
  • 18×10.5 +12mm RR Face – Rear
  • Hankook RS-3 Tires
  • 245/40/18 Front
  • 275/35/18 & 285/35/18 Rear

PHOTOS



Media Photoshoot | December, 2011


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SEMA 2011 | November, 2011


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Build Photos | July-November, 2011


Bare Shell Structural Support More Structural Support Rear View Early Stages of Zombie Airbrush Not Finished, but more color Airbrush Artist Fresh Bay. Waiting for it's heart Fab Work Finished Airbrush work Rear end Photo Getting Ksport Suspension installed Ready for the motor LS3 Gets installed Motor on its way into Bay Fresh wheels, rubber and Ksport Big Brake Kit

 

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