Mazda Philippines is out to prove the power and versatility of its pickups as it unveiled the BT-50 drift truck to celebrate its fifth anniversary.
"The Mazda BT-50 drift truck is a great way to showcase the toughness and handling of our new pick-up truck", said Prudz Castillo, brand manager of Mazda Philippines.
The BT-50, released in October 2008, comes in two-wheel and four-wheel drive models.
Two BT-50 drift trucks especially designed to compete in Philippine drift events this year are of the two-wheel drive kind that is powered by a 2.5-liter engine that packs 143 horses at 3500rpm.
"Drifting as a sport is gaining a wider following among motoring enthusiasts and we felt that developing the country's first drift truck would certainly be a head-turner", Castillo added.