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.
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.
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.
Most of us would be very tempted to strike a deal with Lucifer himself if we could go racing every weekend. For Tyler McQuarrie, all he had to do was find the right sponsor. He’ll be racing in six different series this year (which is insane and unheard of) and we couldn’t be more jealous.
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?
Norwegian Fredric Aasbø is the reigning 2015 Formula Drift champion, in America and in the World. He’s live on the site — ask him anything!
When Fredric Aasbo came to the U.S. from his native country of Norway to pursue a drifting career, he didn’t exactly scream “Formula Drift Champion” — but, his team saw something in him.
I told Vaughn, “nobody else in practice is running as close to the other car as you are. You know this is just practice right?” He laughed, said it’s only fun when you drift as close to the other car as possible. Then he paused, and then he looked back at me with something between a laugh and a sigh. “Yeah, I can be…
Motor oil outfit Castrol put pro driver Matt Powers in a 2015 Ford Mustang, he rips around the pavement. The twist: Powers is blind to the real world, driving in a video game with a VR helmet on. While he’s also ass-hauling in the real car. Which, again, he can’t see.
After months of building and shipping and waiting, it’s finally here — this is the 1000+ horsepower four-rotor Mazda Miata drift car. It came from New Zealand and now it’s set to enter into America’s Formula Drift.
Back in 2009, Rhys Millen campaigned a fairly badass turbo V6 Hyundai Genesis in Formula Drift. Here he is testing the car at El Toro, sounding awesome.
Top Gear USA host, Rally America veteran, and former double Formula Drift champion Tanner Foust is returning to Formula D in a 900 horsepower Volkswagen Passat. Yes. A Passat.
What do you do when you're a Formula D star just farting around in full gear? You reenact scenes from Talladega Nights like everybody else, that's what. Shake 'n' bake, baby!
When it comes to drifting, there are a handful of machines that folks like to utilize for their LETS GO SIDEWAYS, FAST potential. One such machine is the beloved Nissan Silvia, also known as the 180SX, 200SX, and 240SX depending on where you're located on this planet.
Everyone faces dark times... especially professional drifters like Ryan Tuerck, Matt Field, Forrest Wang, Ken Gushi, and Fredric Aasbo. The latest installment of The Drift Chronicles examines some of these less brightly colored periods, with a new episode entitled The Darkness.
Chris Forsberg's Nissan 370Z with a nitrous-shot pickup truck V8 is one of the coolest tuner cars in the country. Here's the shop that built it.
[Ryan Tuerck in his FR-S follows Dai Yoshihara in his BRZ at Formula Drift: New Jersey yesterday. Dai eked out the win in the very close Battle of the Toyobaru Twins. Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove]
What happens when you hit the wall at a short track going the wrong way around the circuit? Uh, it's not great.
Formula Drift Road Atlanta is this weekend, and that means that there's enough smoke pouring out of the tires to make Snoop Lion feel welcome. This gorgeous set of photos is as close as you're going to get.