Drifting A 500 Horsepower RB25 Datsun 280Z Is What Dreams Are Made Of

I've always liked the Datsun 240/260/280Z, but what's so good that it can't be fixed with an added Skyline RB25DET motor swap?

Not only do I like 280Zs, I like Chris Forsberg. He is a Formula Drift champion. He gave me driving lessons. He also owns this 1975 Datsun with nearly 500 horsepower and he drifts it, too.

This is all for Clarion, who sponsor him in Formula drift, where he runs a rather more extreme nitrous-shot V8 370Z currently pushing past the 1,000 horsepower mark.

Still, it's this fantasy (shot by the excellent Andy Laputka) of powersliding a Skyline-swapped classic around empty suburban streets that has me hooked. If you were wondering what my high school daydreams looked like, here you go.