Kazuya Bai


Get to know Drifter XL aka Kazuya Bai

In case you don’t know, Bai is one of the original drift OGs. Like many of the top drifters who have come from the Kansai region of Japan – and there have been plenty – he cut his teeth on the docks of Osaka Bay, alongside his long-time buddy, the late Atsushi Kuroi, who built and drove the coolest S13 Silvia Japan has ever seen.

Kazuya went on to tour around the world in the early 2000s along-side the infamous driver, Drifter X aka Fumiaki Komatsu, Drifter XL showed off his drifting capabilities. Both drivers piloted their own iconic Copper Signal Auto S13.5.


ORIGIN Labo DRF-S7 18×9.5J +15 (front/rear), GoodYear Eagle RS Sport S-spec 255/35R18 (front) 265/35R18 (rear)


Stance Pro Comp 2 adjustable drift-spec coilovers, Megan Racing arms and knuckles, BNR34 GR-R Brembo calipers (front/rear), Project µ slotted discs (front/rear), Project µ brake pads (front/rear)


HKS 6-speed transmission, ATS triple-plate clutch, ATS limited slip differential


One-off silver carbon ORIGIN Labo aero kit – Racing Line front bumper/side skirts/rear bumper, ORIGIN Labo +55 mm vented front fenders, ORIGIN Labo +55 rear overfenders, ORIGIN Labo Aero Bonnet Type 2, ORIGIN Labo roof wing Type 2, ORIGIN Labo Type 3 ducktail spoiler, ORIGIN Labo carbon front diffuser, ORIGIN Labo carbon canards, ORIGIN Labo mirrors, ORIGIN Labo carbon side under skirts, ORIGIN Labo carbon rear diffuser, modified and fixed pop-up headlights with LED lights


Nissan SR20DET, HKS 2.2L stroker kit – full couter-weighted crank, H-section connecting rods, forged pistons, SR20VE head ported & polished by D2Motor@Works, custom D2Motor@Works camshafts, Blitz SUS air filter, custom induction pipe, D2Motor@Works exhaust manifold, GCG3582 turbocharger, HKS GTII external wastegate, Kakimoto Racing front pipe, Kakimoto Racing exhaust system, SARD 900cc injectors, Turbosmart FPR2000 fuel pressure regulator, Hypertune billet intake plenum, Hypertune throttle body, Koyo intercooler with custom piping, Koyo oil cooler, Koyo radiator, custom swirl-pot & air separator tank, HKS F-CON V Pro engine management system


Bai-West spot-welded & reinforced chassis, Cusco 7-point bolt-in rollcage, Bride Zeta III bucket seat, HPI harnesses, Nardi steering wheel, Defi gauges, Blitz SBC-iD boost controller, custom center console, custom transmission tunnel, kill switch, intercooler water spray tank