The only tyre recommended by Japan’s “Godfather of Drift”

daijiro inada

Japan’s “Godfather of Drift” Daijiro Inada shows off his 450hp Nissan 180SX Dee’s Club Stream Z GT-Jr and tells us why Federal Tyres are the only tyres he recommends:

Daijiro Inada, the “Godfather of Drift”, is an icon of Japanese automotive culture. The man behind Option Magazine and the World’s largest automotive event, the Tokyo Auto Salon. It was Inada’s vision to take drifting from the streets to the track to create the World’s top professional drift competition, the D1 Grand Prix series.

With over 20 years experience writing, driving and promoting modified Japanese cars and drifting, Inada has driven on many tyres but only recommends one – Federal Tyres.

When Federal Tyres announced Inada would be at the launch of their new 595EVO tyre in the United States, Federal Tyres Australia’s Brett Quodling asked the “Godfather of Drift” why he recommends Federal Tyres, not only for drifting but for everyday use:

“There are a lot of competitive brands of good quality and a lot of price conscious ones as well. Federal Tyres are the only one with the best balance of good traction, high durability and, most importantly, affordable price.”

Daijiro Inada’s advice for choosing Federal street/track tyres

595 “The Federal 595 is now the most preferred street tyre in Japan. It has good traction but its durability is the 595’s strong point. It really endures in high powered driving.”

595EVO “595EVO is new upgraded all-round tyre with superb traction but still with Federal’s durability.”

595RS-R “Federal’s 595RS-R specialty competition tyre proved to be one of the most competitive tyres in the Japanese D1 Grand Prix series and has become the professional’s choice. It is a great improvement on the old version (595RS) with its reinforced carcass and sidewall.”

What our customers say

"I know I made the right choice, because not only do [the tyres] look good but offer excellent grip on the road and track when pushing the car to the limit."
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Bill Gulas
"Just awesome tyres - awesome handling, no real tyre flex and their grip is amazing - I will be using them all the time!"
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Stewart Baehnisch
"I needed a tyre that would perform on both the road and the track. I found the Federal 595RS-R was one of the only tyres that would cover this and not empty the wallet. Great value for money."
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Mark Waugh
"I must say these tyres greatly exceeded my expectations. I could not be happier with my purchase and will definitely be recommending them to my other friends with 4WD's."
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Jonathan Davies
"Federal tyres are very predictable in all situations so you can count on them to perform the times and, for the money, their performance is truly unbeatable."
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Option 1 Garage
"Federal Tyres are the only brand with the best balance of good traction, high durability and, most importantly, affordable price."
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Daijiro Inada
"I'm very impressed with the Federal muddies as they have heaps of grip and good value for money."
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Matt Egan
"I've driven most brands of tyres and I can't fault my 595RPM's."
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M. Harding
"The 595RS-R's ability to come up to temperature quickly is a huge advantage."
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S. Stevens
"The 595RS-R is the best street / track tyre I have used."
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J. Thomas
"The Couragia M/T is the best value 4WD tyre I've had."
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