What’s the difference between a professional drift Scion FR-S and a professional rally Subaru BRZ? It’s simple: one does jumps!
We pretty much get the car film format at this point, with the dramatic build up and the slow motion and whatever else. What we need now is more weird vids, like this kaleidoscope edit for Formula Drift’s Matt Coffman.
Drifting has gone global, but its heart remains on the touge mountain roads in Japan. And they’re still getting shredded today.
That is a very big drift. Really and truly quite big.
Is it possible to fly to Japan, buy a car blind, fix it up, and run in a pro-am drift event in two days? Watch this guy find out!
It’s no surprise that most drifters are broke ex-skaters in janky old Nissans. It’s a cheap motorsport, at least comparatively. But drifting is getting ever-higher profile, and that means more and more expensive cars are going sideways. That is to say they’re out here drifting Ferraris.
Formula Drift hosts the most powerful stock chassis road racing (if you can call it that) cars in the world. What these drivers can do in thousand horsepower cars nears the edge of what can be believed.
For years I’ve gone on about how cool Toyota Previas are, with their midengine/rear-wheel drive platform tucked under an egg-shaped minivan body. But it turns out Toyota wasn’t the only one to follow this formula.
Ok, yeah, so this is extremely awesome.
Last week we saw The Bloodmasters’ John Wagner try (and fail) to drift his Nissan 240SX with what looks like a yoke stolen from an arcade. Some practice later, he got it right.
Things don’t go great, as it turns out.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the cars in Formula Drift are beyond belief. More than 2.5 million people got the message last weekend.
Why is it the Russians always seem to have all the good, crazy ideas?
This is Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s new 2016 Ford Mustang RTR Formula Drift car. It has 900 horsepower, an independent rear end, and it likes to hit the three wheel motion.
Warm weather and tire smoke are here again.
When you’re a two-time drifting champion, this is the kind of prank your coworkers pull on you.
This is Ryan Tuerck’s Formula Drift Not-A-Scion-FR-S doing some testing up at The Ridge in rainy Washington State. It sounds like a large turbocharger that happens to have a straight six attached to it.
Ever wondered what would happen if a Nissan 370Z happened to have a 1,000 horsepower V8 under the hood?
Whatever problems Americans think young people have here with getting into cars, Japan has it worse. And yet they still have room for a budding grassroots scene, thanks to insanely low costs.