Monday, September 22, 2008

Orido is Back with the Aristo

too lazy to write,so decided to cut and paste from the sources
thanks to

the one and only...

Manabu "MAX" Orido is a Japanese racing driver who currently competes in the Super GT series for Toyota Team Tsuchiya in a Lexus SC430 sponsored by Eclipse and Advan
Orido began his racing career as a street racer and then progressed to touge racing.[1] After years of one make series, he first appeared in the JGTC series in 1996 and won the GT300 title for the following year, up until the 2000 season when he moved up to GT500 he took three wins altogether and has since taken two GT500 wins to date. Orido competed in two Grand National Division, West Series races in 1999. He finished eigthteenth at Irwindale Speedway, and thirtieth at Twin Ring Motegi. He was also the D1 Grand Prix judge from the start of the series to the end of the 2004, when he became driver for that following season until his drifting driver career ended when his Toyota Supra was destroyed in a transportation accident en route to Advan Drift Meeting when it was hit from behind driven by a sleeping truck driver. Orido currently teaches safety driving at NATS (Nihon Automobile High Technical School).Because of his appearance in video series such as Video Option and Hot Version, Orido has become a fan favorite in the Super GT series.
Until 2006, Orido always drove the Supra in Super GT as he personally owns one as well as using it for drifting events, despite being disadvantaged in the latter.

the RsR supra a.k.a Ridox supra (orido name spell backword)

Toyota Aristo JZS 161 - Max Factor
The Stage Is Set For The Return Of One Of Japan's Greatest Drifters
writer: Jonathan Wongphotographer: Wes Allison

Step into the presence of Manabu Orido and you'll be treated to celebrity status. The man is legendary in Japan, both as a GT driver and for what he is most often recognized as: a drifter. He is cool and confident at all times, smokes cigarettes constantly, is dressed as if his life were a GQ fashion spread and carries a certain arrogance about himself in a way that doesn't make you want to hate him but actually makes you want to like him more. Orido knows his worth as a driver, but in recent years has dipped out of the limelight due to political forces in the Japanese drifting community that we probably shouldn't investigate, unless we care to lose a finger.
In that downtime, Orido carried on as a driver for the Super GT series. He spent more time at his restaurant so he could fine-tune his skills as a chef. He even mentored one of our local heroes, Dai Yoshihara, during the off-season with NOB Taniguchi; the three often play golf in the motherland. But he wanted so desperately to get back into drifting. "A few years ago, I talked to NOB and [Takahiro] Ueno about building identical drift cars that we could take to the U.S. so we could perform for our American fans," he says, "so I built this Aristo because of my relationship with Toyota. It's a high performance sports sedan that's perfect for drifting and it comes with a 2JZ motor. I think it's something everyone would like." But the Aristo was not built as an overnight sensation. It was during those years of seclusion-three years' worth, to be exact-that the car was often left untouched until Limit Line took over. In three months, the shop prepared the chassis to become the drift vehicle it is today.

the front



wicked dash,he so famous that even Nardi produce his name

argh 2jz

Fast FactsToyota Aristo JZS 161
Owner Manabu Orido
Hometown Yokohama, Japan
Daily Grind Professional race car driver and drifter
Under The Hood '97 2JZ-GTE built by Limit Line; HKS T04Z turbo and camshafts; SARD 1000cc injectors, radiator, fuel collector tank, fuel rail and air intake; RS*R dual exhaust; Blitz intercooler; APP oil cooler; custom engine mounts; Limit Line custom piping; Billion cooling fans and power steering tank
Power 690 ps
Drivetrain Hollinger six-speed sequential transmission; Tomei LSD; Ogura twin-plate clutch
Brains HKS Electronic Valve Timing Controller, EVC EZ and A/F Knock Amp
Stiff Stuff RS*R coilovers; Cusco front sway bar, front tower bar and lower arm bar; Ikeya Formula arm assembly
Stoppers Project six-pot calipers and custom hydraulic e-brake system
Rollers 18x9 (+20) and 18x10 (+15) Yokohama TC-5 wheels; Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07 tires
Outside Vertex body kit; Ferrari Red paint; graphics by Limit Line; Craft Square side mirrors
Inside Bride seats; carbon-fiber dash from Super GT Supra; Orido Style steering wheel; Works Bell hub; MAX Racing digital gauges; Takata seat belt harness; SARD battery case; G-eyes acrylic windows; Fire Master fire extinguisher
Props Limit Line: Kaneyama, Harada and Hasegawa; Project ; Yokohama Tire (ADVAN); HKS; ORC; RS*R; SARD; Bride; Auto Tech; MSC (Motor Sport Com); Vertex

more pic here..

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