Drift King Nissan 350z

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Nissan 350z test shoot

This Nissan 350z was stylized after the character Drift King’s (“DK”) car in the Fast & Furious 3 movie.  Because it was one of the most used and abused cars on set, production built 11 copies of it. But only two ended up the APS twin-turbocharged setup that netted 475 horsepower and 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds.  So how did I get to shoot it?  Well, I didn’t.  What you see here is a highly detailed scale model of the car used to demonstrate a proof of concept for a rim-lighting technique.  I sometimes try new or risky techniques in a scaled down environment first before shooting the real deal for clients.  It’s part of my technical side working things out ahead of time, so my creative side can work freely on location.  Sometimes I end up with very nice results and the ability to share with you an interesting glimpse into my workflow.