Drifter Bartosz Ostalowski didn’t give up on motorsport after losing both arms in an accident. Now he changes gears with his upper arm using a custom shifter extension and steers with one foot. Here’s a look into how Ostalowski truly made his drift car his own to get fantastically sideways.
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.
I’m a child, just like you. I like to go sideways, in a plume of my own tire smoke. I enjoy opposite lock, balancing the throttle and brake in a smooth, effortless symphony. Generally I prefer to do this on gravel. Sounds familiar, right?
Ever since I started filming Formula Drift races, my mother, Amy Werman from our Worst Car Stories series, always joked about getting a ride-along with a professional drift racer. Here’s what happened when I got her one.
You may have heard the drifting mega-event East Coast Bash described as the “spirit of modern hot rodding.” Think cheap thrills and greasy fingernails. This video captures the rambunctiousness of drifting, while making the whole affair look downright pretty.
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.
Shuichi Shigeno’s Japan-based street-racing series Initial D began in the mid-’90s and took nearly two decades to complete. The original manga soon took anime form, and was even adapted into video games and live-action film. The franchise is a significant contributor to Japanese car culture, yet works especially well…
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.
Nissan put the Japanese drift champion behind the wheel of a tuned, rear-wheel drive 2016 Nissan GT-R to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest drift ever recorded. The result: a 30-degree drift at insane 190 miles an hour.
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.