As a junky old VW owner, I have about the easiest time of anybody in the car world when it comes to dropping an engine. There are four bolts to undo, a handful of wires and lines to unplug and the whole thing can come out. The rest of you have a tougher time, but it can be made easier.
If you dream of building a drift car, so much of the joy is thinking up weird and wonderful high-horsepower engine swaps to cram into the front of your old four-cylinder car. An inline-six. A V8. Whatever. All these dreams are wrong.
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.
Road Atlanta is one of the most legendary tracks in the country, with fast turns nestled among picturesque trees and hills. Once a year, it hosts one of North America’s most grueling endurance races, Petit Le Mans. It’s the perfect place to unleash a train of pro drifters to coat the countryside in a layer of burnt…
Ryan Tuerck’s Ferrari 458-powered Toyota GT86 is a mad and shrieking, tire-shredding, donut-making, smoke-spewing Frankenstein build. And now he’s taking it to the track for some synchronized dancing.
Of course pro drifter Ryan Tuerck’s Christmas e-card features his baby. And by “baby,” I mean the incredible Ferrari 458 V8-powered Toyota GT86 he built this year, now covered in Christmas lights for all of our amusement. I can’t get enough of this beast of a build transforming tires into smoke, noise and dust.
Ever wanted to learn how to be a total beast of a pro drifter? Let Latvian pro drifter and world’s most intense man Kristaps Blušs show you the sideways ways of his people.
The former Soviet Bloc is dotted with the abandoned ruins of its once off-limits past, with huge former military installations now left to be reclaimed by nature and time. Clearly, the best way to explore the vast expanses of a Latvian missile base is in a car—sideways. Behold: the drift video to end all drift videos.
Ryan Tuerck fired up his Ferrari 458-swapped Toyota GT86 for the first time Friday night, and now it’s back, and it’s doing donuts around none other than a Ferrari 458.
Ryan Tuerck fired up his project car to end all project cars tonight: a Toyota GT86 with a Ferrari 458 engine mounted up front. With a ton of custom parts and clever modifications making it work, we couldn’t wait to hear this one, either. Fortunately, the wait is over. Listen to the glorious noise.
For a guy who’s only real experience behind the wheel was the occasional “high-spirited” driving on the roads of Long Island, drifting is one helluva sport to jump into. Combine that with the fact that the only real mechanical background I have thus far is what some would consider to be that of a “Subie Destroyer,”…
Ah, Road Atlanta. One of America’s most famous racetracks, and the home of Petit Le Mans. It always helps to lay a little rubber down on the pavement, right? Let these drifters take care of that with some of the craziest high-speed sideways action I’ve ever seen.
What’s the difference between a professional drift Scion FR-S and a professional rally Subaru BRZ? It’s simple: one does jumps!
Earlier this month, we saw a Ferrari 458 engine mounted in the nose of a Toyota GT86. We had no idea how it was supposed to work. But now we have a first look at the build process, like how it will have intakes behind the front wheels.
Wait, how is that intake going to work?
Well, this is one of the more interesting engine swaps in recent years.
That is a very big drift. Really and truly quite big.
It’s no surprise that most drifters are broke ex-skaters in janky old Nissans. It’s a cheap motorsport, at least comparatively. But drifting is getting ever-higher profile, and that means more and more expensive cars are going sideways. That is to say they’re out here drifting Ferraris.
Ok, yeah, so this is extremely awesome.