There’s no greater joy than taking a race car out on normal roads. Your car has the power to instantly make someone’s day—well, except the person who calls the cops because it’s too loud. But hey, it’s street legal, right? Pro drifter Ryan Tuerck went out for the day in his hood-less Ferrari 458 V8-powered Toyota GT86…
Weight is the enemy of speed in a car, but if you’ve chucked out the heavy stock stereo system to go racing, you may be out of luck when you’re bored. Fortunately, rally co-driver and friend of Jalopnik Steven Harrell has in-car entertainment covered whenever he’s not barking out directions.
Lots and lots of oversteer.
Stare in awe at pro drifter Daigo Saito somehow avoiding both the person in the middle of the parking lot as well as the Ferrari that’s oh-so-close to these donuts.
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the Ford F-450 dually drift trucks. Wait, what?
In case you ever doubted the greatness of these United States of America, all you need to do is look at one of America’s rowdiest creations holding its own on an autocross course. I’m talking, of course, about the noble Dodge Ram dually pickup truck.
Meet one of the most insane diesel truck builds we’ve ever seen: Old Smokey F1. In its tastefully patina’d 1949 Ford engine bay lies a beautifully built twin-turbo diesel engine good for 1,233 horsepower at the wheels and 2,000 ft-lbs of torque. Holy crap, that’s a lot of tire-killing insanity.
It’s impossible not to love a good onboard video, and Setra Motorsport’s supercharged 2001 E46 BMW M3 will blast your eardrums with pure awesomeness. Let’s ride along with it on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife, where it laid down a ridiculously quick 7:16.927 lap time.
For as many drift videos I post on here, I have never learned how to drift. I’ve done donuts. I’ve gotten sideways on ice and dirt. But making a car turn tires into noise and smoke with style and grace in a lovely sequence of drifts? Nope. Now I’m being upstaged by a seven-year-old kid, and I’m ridiculously jealous.
This mud hole was far deeper than this Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport UTV rider expected.
Formula One cars may be the pinnacle of motorsport, but thank goodness, their drivers capable of hooning it up like a Camaro kid with an empty parking lot all to himself when given the chance. This week’s F1 Live show ahead of the British Grand Prix was that chance, and it was glorious.
I watch a lot of onboard videos, but every once in a while, I just kind of stare at one in awe. The way this Datsun 240Z eats up mileage at this year’s Mt. Washington Hillclimb just completely broke my brain.
The W211-generation Mercedes E55 is one of those cars you’d like to be chauffeured in. It’s a big behemoth of a comfortable automatic sedan. It’s not a car you usually associate with sweet dorifto action. So, drift it anyway! I’ve never heard tires scream in terror quite like this before.
Let’s face it: the great American V8 engine note is practically our other national anthem. Here’s a classic 1981 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up that’s singing the song of our people and roasting red and blue tires into smoke.
If your drift car doesn’t come with a stereo system, never fear! Just give a musician a ride.
On this day of our Dodge 7/07, we gather here today to celebrate all 707 horsepower of the mighty Hellcat engine along with its V10 friend in the Viper. Let us turn to the book of Toby, verse Keith: “This burnout shall be brought to you courtesy of the red, white and blue.” Amen.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed, an annual tradition where people get way too excited about cars going up a driveway, had one epic present from the folks at Porsche: the new fastest 911 ever, the 911 GT2 RS. You bet your trunk full of engine it’ll do some rad donuts.
Independence Day is not a holiday known for its subtlety. Anything less than the loudest, craziest celebration you can muster is simply un-American! Thus, there is no better way to toast America’s birthday than by covering a cheap car in fireworks and killing some tires.
There is no sillier joy than taking a track car out of its natural habitat and onto the road. Sure, it can be tricky—comfort items tend to be left off for go-fast reasons. But as CarThrottle discovered, you can daily drive a bare-bones track beast like it’s any other car and survive—and maybe even enjoy yourself.
All this cute, little furry creature wanted to do was run on the Nürburgring. That’s all he wanted to do!