Maybe it was the great camera work, maybe it was the hot grid girls or maybe it was the drama of sports car racing, but I could have watched this video for another hour or so. It’s way too short, but it does show Falken Tire’s efforts at this year’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring event. Their NISMO Type 380RS Competition (based on the 350Z) took 3rd in class and finished 12th overall, impressive when you consider the entries from BMW (including the event winning M3 GT2) and Porsche (including the 911 GT3 Hybrid).
Falken Tire probably does more to promote their brand through racing than any other tire company, especially one of modest size. In the U.S., Falken runs cars in the ALMS series and in Formula Drift; like all good motorsport brands, what they learn from racing helps them to build a better product for the street. I’ve never run Falken Tires, so I can’t offer any first hand experience; anyone out there care to comment on them? Are the Azenis as good as their hype?