On a bright and early Monday morning, the organizers closed a strip of Roxas Boulevard, right in front of Luneta Park and the Rizal Memorial, to shoot Red Bull's drift video. Though this caused a major traffic jam on what is the most depressing day in the work week, I don't think the people complained after seeing what Red Bull and Rhys Millen had in store.
Call time for the crew was at 4:00 am, but Millen and his team only arrived and started filming by 5:30 am. But as soon as the sun began to shine, Millen wasted no time and burned up some serious rubber.
Filming was staged at the Quirino Grandstand, where Millen drifted a Nissan S13 Silvia draped in full Red Bull livery. Called the “Great White,” the specially prepared machine reportedly had 700hp of “DMF” (David M. Feliciano) under the hood. But for this outing, the numbers were detuned to a more managable 400hp.
With tires smoking and squealing, Millen drove circles around four jeepneys (filled with passengers) to the delight of the spectators. Here's an exclusive behind the scenes clip of Red Bull's Drift in Manila with a short interview with Millen.
But if you're wondering what the official clip will look like, Red Bull posted a preview of their latest drift attack on Rhys Millen Racing's (RMR) official page.
Official pictures from Red Bull: