Drifting champ and Scion spokesdriver Ken Gushi narrowly missed a deer while shooting a spot for the Scion FR-S, and the helicopter camera crew caught the entire ordeal in glorious high-def.

Gushi and crew were filming at Mt. Diablo State Park in Northern California when the close encounter took place, and by close, we're not talking feet, we're talking inches.

Always the marketing pro, Gushi went on to commend the Scion's steering and brakes for helping avoid disaster. Check out the video and Gushi's response after the jump.



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      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      His braking and steering was after the deer crossed it. The car might handle and brake well, but had no part in avoiding this deer. Plain luck.
      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Suicidal wildlife wanting to damage our beloved vehicles. Nothing new. Damn deer.
      Stefan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey! Minimal brake dive! Good stuff!
      Rexxer
      • 2 Years Ago
      more like deer avoiding car...
        Chris Young
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rexxer
        I agree. Besides Hyundai built this car a couple of years ago and they clearly did it better. The Genesis Coupe is superior to this car in every way. Shame on Toyota for simply copying the Hyundai. Im sure it will sell but I would clearly rather own the Genesis then this copy.
          Jared
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Chris Young
          Oh wow, you must have a lot of seat time in both the Genesis coupe AND the BRZ/FR-S to actually make this wise claim. Srsly dude, LOL WUT? The only things that the Genesis and BRZ/FR-S have in common is that they are both RWD sports coupes. The BRZ's power to weight ratio is better than the current model Genesis- I sincerely hope you aren't just looking at HP figures. The chassis dynamics, lighter weight, drivetrain layout, all favor the Toyobaru. Not to mention the Genesis is quite a bit larger in size than the Toyobaru. And you know what? I like the Genesis. But chill with the ignorant fanboism. Freaking troll. And off I go back to Jalopnik, where they don't just allow any asshat to post comments.
          Jettic
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Chris Young
          Troll throws pokeball! Troll catches Jared! flufluflufluflu
      Lance E. Jones
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very little to no brake dive. Nice! He was braking hard - notice the right front locking up.
      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      more like.. watch deer miss ken gushi
      efiniluvr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey right in my back yard!!!! Wonder if it was shot on Marsh Creek Rd.
      flychinook
      • 2 Years Ago
      "...went on to commend the Scion's steering..." He steered about 3 inches to the left. A horse-drawn covered wagon could have done the same.
      New Shel
      • 2 Years Ago
      That deer almost got gushi. (sorry if that's been posted, but when I click cor more comments, it just dumps me back at the top of the page, without giving me the extra comments I kindly requested.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      All I can think about was when he reviewed the styling on the 'concept' car by saying it has so many fins and vents.
      willyk52
      • 2 Years Ago
      so who was luckier and who was quicker, deer or driver ?
      uncle
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love my scion FR-S, its great for running down wild life...jk i wouldnt drive one of those
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