James Deane has won all there is to win over in Europe, and this season, he made a return to America’s Formula Drift after a seven-year absence. Nobody knew how his style would stack up here in the States. As it turned out, he clowned on us all.
Who would have thought the Toyota Corolla iM would do anything more than haul high schoolers and old people who really loved their last Scion?
If you have ever wondered what happens when you tune a high-power single-turbo straight six with anti-lag, the answer is lots of extremely angry-looking flames.
Rather, this is what happens when you put Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s Formula Drift Mustang on Barcelona’s F1 circuit. Turns three and four, all 3,200 feet of them, linked and shredded.
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.
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.